Science & Math Colloquium

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South End Dining Hall


October 23, 2018


11:30 AM to 12:20 PM


Charlie Freeman
Physics of Baseball

Baseball is a particularly interesting game for physicists to study. What makes a curve ball curve? How much farther does the ball really travel at Coors Field in Denver than at Citi Field in New York? Why do left handed pitchers have more success against left handed batters (and right handed pitchers have more success against right handed batters)? What is the difference between two-seam and a four-seam fastball? How do you throw a split-fingered fastball? An ex-pitcher and current physicist sheds some light on these questions and discusses some other interesting physics at work in a baseball game... Feel free to bring your glove, you just might catch a souvenir.


Science & Math Colloquium

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