TITLE

Baserunner’s Optimal Path

AUTHOR(S)
Carozza, Davide; Johnson, Stewart; Morgan, Frank
PUB. DATE
March 2010
SOURCE
Mathematical Intelligencer;Mar2010, Vol. 32 Issue 1, p10
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article offers information on a mathematical way to calculate the optimal path around the bases for a baserunner in baseball. It determines the fastest path around the bases by solving a problem of finding the fastest path between two points with given initial and final velocities. It uses a finite difference boundary-value method and multi-dimensional Newton's method while computing the fastest path.
ACCESSION #
48464378

 

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