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The Physics of Baseball is an extensive resource created and maintained by Alan M. Nathan, Professor Emeritus of Physics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. This long-running site catalogs Nathan's own teaching and research on "the physics of the baseball-bat collision and the flight of the baseball" and also "attempts to provide links to much of the high-quality work done over the past decade or so on various aspects of the physics of baseball." Recent additions to The Physics of Baseball's almost twenty-year history include a 2018 article by Nathan in The Hardball Times on spin efficiency analysis techniques, a collection of links to articles about the 2015-2017 home run surge, and articles about the MLB tracking system Statcast. Other topics include information on aerodynamics of the baseball, the acoustics of baseball, fast-pitch softball, and wood versus non-wood bats. This authoritative and interesting resource is perfect for physics students and interested baseball fans alike.
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Date of Scout Publication 2018-10-19
Archived Scout Publication URL https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2018/1019

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