Three laws of motion and cricket

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Posted By : Manuj Jain, Class 10, GOODLEY PUBLIC SCHOOL

in this cricket fanatic nation whats better than understanding basic laws of nature using everyones favourite 'cricket'. From virats well timed cover drive to johnsons speed everywhere is physics

First law of motion- A particle in motion or at rest will remain in motion or rest unless there is external unbalanced force. Lets see a seasoned ball will remain at rest unless bowler apply force on it. Similarly we will see when a batsmen hit ball , ball will continue to travel in the direction of hit. ball will only stop when you apply a external force. Ball is stopped when fielders apply force or by frictional force.When we see there is dew in ground there is less friction on ground and ball rushes.

Second law of motion - Rate change of momentum of particle is directly proportional to force applied or mass*accelration = force. Whenever a fielder catches ball we will notice that fielders takes his hands away while catching . While catching if we stop the ball in small time we will have to apply large force to do great momentum of ball. Thus if we stop ball in more time force applied will also be small thus not harming us.

Third law of motion - Every action has equal and opposite reaction. This perhaps most famous law . When a fast bowler comes running and throw the ball he is applying force on ball. Also at same time ball will also apply same magnitude of force though we see much effect. But ask a fast bowler , we will get to know that while bowling they feel strain in muscles. Thats how bowlers face minor injuries. Imagine the force on bowlers hand.

These are my thoughts. Classical mechanics is queen of physics and newtons law of motion are basic rules. Comments are most welcomed. 

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Shreerang Saranjame

third law is unproved when a dot ball is delivered i think so

Posted on : 26-02-2018 07:21:51


Can third law can be proved for a spin ball

Posted on : 10-03-2018 03:17:32

Shiven Dhania

The second law of motion can also be proved in cricket as follows:
When a batsmen hits a six, he swings his bat as fast as possible. The small amount of time indicates the larger acceleration.
Now, F= m*a.
So force aplied will be more. And he successfully hits the shot......

Posted on : 03-05-2018 12:14:17

Ramen Regon

Nice article,.

Posted on : 05-06-2018 07:42:10

Atharva M Todakar

Nice article n also a good example to explain

Posted on : 05-07-2018 09:51:43

Nainesh Unhelkar

Well I have a question :
Newtons second law of motion
Imagine a ballbeing shot across in sky and imagine an identical ball in outer space with the same force applied which ball will win the race ?

And I have an another question
imagine a ball is travelling in deep space with
No stars or planets around it acceleration is relative of velocity with respective of time well how do we know is that the ball is moving at all if there's nothing to compare it's motion to in other words what I is time and for that matter what is space?

Posted on : 23-08-2018 08:34:40