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Name: Nancy N
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Does humidity affect the distance a baseball can travel ?



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I quote from a recent letter in Science News from Michael K. McBeath at Kent State: "...The magnitude of trajectory curvaturecaused by Bernoulli's principle, the Magnus effect, and drag crisis is a function of ball size, mass, roughness, spin rate, and velocity as well as air temperature and density..." He did not mention humidity specifically, but I am sure That is a factor, too.

John Hawley



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