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Newton's laws: Baseball acceleration and size of force acting on it

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As a baseball is being caught, its speed goes from 30 to 0 m/s in about 0.005 seconds. Its mass is 0.145kg.

What is the baseball's acceleration in m/s squared and in grams?

What is the size of the force acting on it?

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initial velocity (u) = 30 m/sec
final velocity (v) = 0 m/sec
time(t) = 0.005 sec
mass ...

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