Physics exam

Describe how Newton’s Laws of Motion affect the trajectory of a sphere, if the seam has been tampered with by a cheating foreign bowler.

 

3 comments for “Physics exam

  1. Patrick Harris
    June 13, 2011 at 12:20

    Or Mike Atherton.

  2. james wilson
    June 13, 2011 at 17:50

    The greatest application of Newton’s Laws of Motion have been applied in countless variations for over a century by baseball players who chuck them for a living. Most have no idea why things works, but only the practical knowledge of how to make it work. Some of them are even legal. Sandpaper, vaseline, files, and tacks are not. I witnessed an umpire relieve a pitcher of all those items one day before ejecting him from the game.
    I, on the other hand, know the Law but cannot make it work. That is often the difference between understanding and talent. Maybe I could be a bureaucrat.

  3. JD
    June 13, 2011 at 19:12

    ….. as James Wilson says “Most have no idea why things works, but only the practical knowledge of how to make it work.”

    here’s Roberto Carlos who probably knows nothing* of Newton’s Laws-
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vnB_4Jtfy6A

    * I may be wrong; perhaps he is a professor of physics in his spare time 🙂

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