Baseball and humidity
Name: Nancy N
Date: Around 1993
Does humidity affect the distance a baseball can travel ?
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.
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