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# What energy does the bat gain when you swing it?

Updated: 9/28/2023

Wiki User

8y ago

No

I would disagree with the answer NO. I believe that a bat hitting a Baseball transfers energy. The energy of the swinging bat, transfers it's swinging energy into the ball, causing the ball to stop moving in one direction, changing and then quickly moving away in another direction.

So, my guess would be that yes, a bat transfers energy when it hits a baseball.

Now, not knowing bunches about physics (yeah, sure, I studied it in college--and barely passed the course), I can't give you the formulas and such. I'll leave that to someone else better versed in physics

Wiki User

14y ago

Wiki User

14y ago

When a bat hits a baseball the bat transfers momentum. Momentum is the force in a moving object, which can be passed on from one object to another.

Wiki User

13y ago

Speed of bat x weight of bat is force applied against ball's speed times ball's weight.

Wiki User

12y ago

Anything moving has Kinetic energy so a moving baseball bat has Kinetic energy.

If it isn't moving it has Potential energy. So a baseball bat itself always has energy.

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