Physics: Principles with Applications (7th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-32162-592-7
ISBN 13: 978-0-32162-592-2

Chapter 4 - Dynamics: Newton's Laws of Motion - Problems - Page 102: 22


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At the moment of contact, the weight points straight down and the normal force from the bat points at an angle which will send the ball into the air. As the ball is flying toward the outfield, the only force on the ball is the weight which points straight down. (Please note that the image is not copyrighted because I produced the image myself.)
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