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Old 01-18-2013, 11:08 AM   #183
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Originally Posted by TCF View Post
Effective mass is the mass of the racquet 'effectively' involved in a hit at a given location of the stringbed. The entire mass of the racquet is not involved during this collision, and no part of the forehand is included in effective mass.
I think you are right in this context of the TWU prof.

I was thinking of something else I had read when people do momentum calculations of the racket hitting the ball and want to know what mass to use. This case probably refers to only a part of the racket.
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