The Physics of Baseball
Spring is no longer in the air, and the grass is worn down. But excitement is building as the boys of summer become the play-off boys of October — with the end of the Major League Baseball season. Please join two veteran physics teachers as they explain — and demonstrate — the physical nuances of the game: how a curve ball curves, why a 550-foot homer is so unlikely, how the half-millisecond collision of ball-on-bat is so beautifully complex. From aerodynamics to energy conservation, and from Magnus force to center of percussion, you be the umpire as simple physics illuminates our national pastime.
- WHAT: The Physics of Baseball, dialogue and demonstration
- WHO: Tucker Hiatt, long-time physics teacher, Stanford Visiting Scholar (emeritus!), and Wonderfest Founding Director *AND* Marc “Zeke” Kossover, long-time physics teacher, Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow to the National Science Foundation, and Teacher in Residence and Co-Director of the Leadership Program at the Eploratorium
- WHEN: 7:00 PM, Wednesday, September 24, 2014
- WHERE: SoMa StrEat Food Park, 428 – 11th Street, San Francisco <http://goo.gl/maps/u6fVu>
- HOW: FREE admission, but please register with Eventbrite. Co-produced with Ask a Scientist.
- WHY: Because we’re curious creatures.
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