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# What happens to the momentum of a baseball bat when it hits a baseball?

Updated: 9/27/2023

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13y ago

Why would a Baseball be hitting another baseball?

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9y 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.

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11y ago

Energy is transferred to the pins and the deflection and contact of the pins will typically slow the ball momentum.

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13y ago

The bat slows down when it meets the bat

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12y ago

faster

Anonymous

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4y ago

the bat slows down when it hits the ball and then it flies into the air

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### When a bat hit a ball what is transferred from the bat to the ball?

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.

### What is transferred from a bat to a ball when the ball is hit?

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.

### When a bat hits a ball the impulse is?

It is equivalent to the change in momentum of the ball.

### What happens when a girl hits a ball with a bat?

All things being equal, the bat, the ball, the force used etc., the same thing that happens when a boy hits a ball with a bat.

### When a bat hits a ball the impulse is what?

It is equivalent to the change in momentum of the ball.

### How does the weight of a baseball bat affect the distance the ball travels?

A bat hitting a baseball is an elastic collision which means there is a transfer of momentum from the bat to the ball. Since momentum is equal to mass multiplied by velocity, a higher mass means more momentum. However, you also must consider that it is harder to swing a heavier bat and therefore it will travel slower and therefore have less momentum.

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

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

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### What is the change in momentum of the ball during the collision with the bat?

The change in momentum of the ball during the collision with the bat is equal to the final momentum of the ball minus the initial momentum of the ball. This change in momentum is a result of the force applied by the bat on the ball during the collision.

### Which bat hits a baseball harder a wodden bat or a metal bat?

a metal bat because its got a better grip so you can hold the bat harder

### What has more momentum a moving ball and a still bat?

A moving ball has more momentum than a still bat because momentum is the product of an object's mass and velocity. The ball's mass is likely much smaller than the bat's, but its velocity while in motion gives it a greater momentum than the bat.

### A baseball bat is a machine. When a batter swings and hits a ball the batter swinging is the?

The batter swinging the bat.