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A Brief Introduction to the Physics of Baseball


  • June 30, 2021 | 12:00 pm

Whether you’re watching from home or the stands, there is nothing quite like the excitement of the first pitch, the roar of the crowd and the thrill of the game! Have you ever wondered how they throw those unhittable pitches or hit those unstoppable home runs? Well, like any sport, it takes a lot of practice, dedication, skill, and yes, science!

Dr. Patrick Woodworth, Assistant Professor of Physics at Virginia Commonwealth University will be joining us LIVE to reveal the secrets and physics behind baseball. Find out what makes a curveball curve, where the sweet spot is on your favorite bat and much more! Dr. Woodworth will be discussing topics like Newton’s laws of motion, momentum, fluids, the Magnus Force and how these concepts apply to baseball. Don’t strike out! If you love baseball make sure to attend this lecture, it’s sure to be a grand slam!