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13. Bitter Calculus Instructor Posted: September 28, 2012 at 08:49 PM (#4248544)
Has anyone here ever encountered calculus in a baseball paper?
The physics of baseball uses calculus. I remember in a math modeling competition a few years ago, one of the choices was to find the sweet spot on a bat. I imagine calculus would be involved in that.In terms of baseball statistics, projections, ect., though, which is the topic on hand, no. Calculus is not involved. Statistics are based on discrete events: at bats, pitches, plays in the field. Calculus has no place in baseball statistics
I should probably think about what I say more carefully.
With the advent of massive, cheap, computing power, calculus has become much less necessary.
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