Physics: Principles with Applications (7th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0-32162-592-7
ISBN 13: 978-0-32162-592-2

Chapter 10 - Fluids - Misconceptual Questions: 11


Choice B.

Work Step by Step

The ball feels a net force toward the right because the pressure on the left side exceeds the pressure on the right side. From Bernoulli’s equation (10-5), the faster-moving air on the right side has a lower pressure. This difference in the relative speed of the air with respect to the baseball surface is caused when the pitcher spins the ball upon release.
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