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How do Newtons Laws of Motions apply to Basketball?

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Garrett Adams

on 29 January 2013

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of Motion apply to Basketball? How does Newtons Laws of Motion Apply to Basketball Law # 1 #1: An object in motion will stay in motion and an object at rest will stay at rest until an unbalanced force acts upon it Law # 2 #2: An object that has an unbalanced force acting upon it, will accelerate in the direction of that force. Law # 3 #3: Forces always occur in equal and opposite pairs Thanks for watching!! First, gravity acts upon the ball to pull it down to earth. The athlete must judge the force of gravity by the weight of the ball to be able to find the right line of trajectory so the ball goes into the basket. Air also resists the ball in the form of drag. While not affective indoors, wind can be a major factor during outdoor games. Newton's second law states that acceleration is produced when a force acts on a mass. The greater the mass of the object being accelerated, the more force needed to accelerate that object. The equation is expressed as Force = mass x acceleration. Thank you too: http://www.brainpop.com/science/motionsforcesandtime/newtonslawsofmotion/ http://www.livestrong.com/article/80145-laws-motion-apply-basketball/ Action/reaction is what allows the athletes to make their way up and down the court. When the player takes a stride, they put force into the floor. Because the floor has too much mass for the athlete to move it, the force travels back to the athlete and propels him forward. Because the floor will apply an equal and opposite reaction, whichever direction the athlete applies force will be opposite to the direction force is applied back force mass Prezi made by Garrett Adams
in Mr.Bray's Class Now, here is a more thorough explanation of the Newtons Laws of Motion for in case you didn't get it at first! http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=UVdqxYyFRKY
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