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Jereld R. Nicholson Library

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Physics

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The difference in seam-height between raised and flat-seam baseballs leads to different different drag and spin forces when the balls are thrown by a pitcher. The goal of this experiment is to measure the difference in vertical deflection of curveball pitches, caused by the different seam-heights.

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May 15th, 9:30 AM May 15th, 10:45 AM

Comparison of Raised and Flat-Seam Baseballs

Jereld R. Nicholson Library

The difference in seam-height between raised and flat-seam baseballs leads to different different drag and spin forces when the balls are thrown by a pitcher. The goal of this experiment is to measure the difference in vertical deflection of curveball pitches, caused by the different seam-heights.

 

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