Batting for Power

Tuesday, October 27th, 20152:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Presented by: Allan Rossman and Beth Chance, Cal Poly - San Luis Obispo


We present an activity for introducing students to the concept of power and factors that influence power. The activity asks students to use a simulation-based approach, with an applet available here to investigate how likely a baseball player would be to convince a manager that he has improved his probability of getting a hit.