Baseball
Practice Problems



    Hints:
Speed of light = 3.0 x108m/sec
Speed of sound = 1090 ft/sec
Enter large or small numbers in e notation. For example 2900000 would be 2.9 x 106 which would be entered 2.9E6
.000000034 would be entered 3.4E-8

Make sure to enter your answers in the specified units .
1
Anthony Piccolino can pitch at miles/hour. (He wishes!) How fast would that be in meters/second?

2
Chris Petrilli comes up against a pitcher who can throw the ball at miles/hour. It is 60 feet and 6 inches from the mound to the plate. How long would it take the ball to travel from the mound to the plate (in seconds)?

3
Let's say Jerome Harkins actually hit the ball. (This is a physics quiz, but it doesn't have to be realistic). How long would it take for the sound of the bat hitting the ball to reach the Video Camera microphone which is located feet away?

4
Paul Spagnoli is helping the team by videotaping the game. (This helps the team much more than having him actually playing!) How long would it take the light from home plate to reach the camera, which is located feet away?


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