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written by the NASA Glenn Research Center
edited by Tom Benson
Web site contains java applet which simulates the forces acting on a baseball. The user can change the speed, the spin, the angle and the height of the ball. Additionally, the user can choose from among several ball parks, and weather conditions. The simulation shows the effect of the various parameters on the path of the ball. A wind tunnel panel allows the user to use velocity and pressure probes.

Please note that this resource requires Java Applet Plug-in.
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Fluid Mechanics
- Dynamics of Fluids
= Bernoulli's Principle
- General
Other Sciences
- Engineering
- Lower Undergraduate
- High School
- Upper Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
= Curriculum support
= Interactive Simulation
- Audio/Visual
= Movie/Animation
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Aerodynamics, air pressure, altitude, baseball, curve ball, lift, spin, strike
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