Chapter 5 Problems


24. A softball pitcher rotates a 0.250-kg ball around a vertical circular path of radius 0.600 m before releasing it. The pitcher exerts a 30.0-N force directed parallel to the motion of the ball around the complete circular path. The speed of the ball at the top of the circle is 15.0 m/s. If the ball is released at the bottom of the circle, what is its speed upon release?


Solution