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    The gravitational force on a baseball is -Fgj(with a ^ over the j) A pitcher throws the baseball with velocity vi (with a ^ over the i) by uniformly accelerating it straight forward horizontally for a time interval change of t = t-0 =t. If the ball starts from rest, through what distance does it accelerate before its release and what force does the pitcher exert on the ball?

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    v = u + a*t
    => v = 0 + a*t
    => a = v/t
    v^2 = u^2 + 2*a*s
    => v^2 = 0(initially rest) + 2*(v/t)*s
    => ...

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