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The Flight

The final program is devoted to the ball's flight after the batter's hit. The Flight takes into consideration perfect projectile motion, launch angle, air drag, turbulence, temperature, air density and, of course, the Magnus force -- all the factors that go into sending a baseball from home plate over the fence more than 350 feet away.

Lesson Plans:

To Bounce or Not to Bounce

Projectile Range Activity

Graphing Calculator Activity

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