Problem: A 0.155-kg baseball pitched horizontally at 35.5 m/s strikes a bat and is popped straight up to a height of 35.5 m. (a) If the contact time between bat and ball is 2.5 ms, calculate the magnitude of the average force between the ball and bat during contact. (b) Find the direction of the average force on the ball.

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A 0.155-kg baseball pitched horizontally at 35.5 m/s strikes a bat and is popped straight up to a height of 35.5 m. (a) If the contact time between bat and ball is 2.5 ms, calculate the magnitude of the average force between the ball and bat during contact. (b) Find the direction of the average force on the ball.

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