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Get Full Access to Physics: Principles With Applications - 6 Edition - Chapter 8 - Problem 23q
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# A shortstop may leap into the air to catch a ball and

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Problem 23Q

Problem 23Q

A shortstop may leap into the air to catch a ball and throw it quickly. As he throws the ball, the upper part of his body rotates. If you look quickly you will notice that his hips and legs rotate in the opposite direction (Fig. 8-35). Explain.

A shortstop in the air. throwing the hall.

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While in the air, the shortstop cannot exert a torque on himself, and hence his angular momentum will be conserved. Now, according to the law of conservation of angular momentum, the total angular momentum of the system has to be conserved unless an external torque is applied. So, as the shortstop throws the ball, the upper part of his body rotates in the clockwise direction. To conserve the angular momentum, his hips and legs rotate in the opposite direction.

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Physics: Principles with Applications was written by and is associated to the ISBN: 9780130606204. The full step-by-step solution to problem: 23Q from chapter: 8 was answered by , our top Physics solution expert on 03/03/17, 03:53PM. This full solution covers the following key subjects: ball, quickly, may, catch, direction. This expansive textbook survival guide covers 35 chapters, and 3914 solutions. This textbook survival guide was created for the textbook: Physics: Principles with Applications, edition: 6. The answer to “A shortstop may leap into the air to catch a ball and throw it quickly. As he throws the ball, the upper part of his body rotates. If you look quickly you will notice that his hips and legs rotate in the opposite direction (Fig. 8-35). Explain. A shortstop in the air. throwing the hall.” is broken down into a number of easy to follow steps, and 55 words. Since the solution to 23Q from 8 chapter was answered, more than 412 students have viewed the full step-by-step answer.

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