Physics Of Basketball

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Physics of basketball DRIBBLING An important thing of physics in the game of basketball is dribbling. Understanding the relationship between the ball's kinetic energy and the distance that it bounces in is necessary to gain proper contol of the ball. Newton's third law motion is the main part of the physics of a bouncing ball. According to this law, when a player dribbles a ball, the ball exerts a force on the ground when it hits it. The ground exerts and equal and opposite force on the ball which pushes it upward into the air. In each bounce, energy is lost due to heat; then every bounce will be less height and distance because there will be no further energy supplied by the player unless the player maintains control of the ball. If the player were to bounce the ball once and walk away, the bounces of the ball would be less each and every time until the ball would eventually stop bouncing. The graphs show the relationship between the ball's energy after each bounce. They also show the proportional rate of the energy loss due to heat as the ball bounces. To maintain the bouncing of the ball the player must dribble it. Each time the player dribbles the ball, it exerts a force on the ball which allows the ball to maintain its energy level and to keep bouncing. The outside forces that are on the ball are gravity and the player's hand. Gravity is the pull of the earth toward an object. It pulls the ball toward the floor which makes it to bounce. Without gravity the ball would just float around in the air, so the game would not be played. The player's hand is the other force that acts on the basketball. It is the ability, when in contact with the ball, to stop its motion. It also has the ability to start the motion of the ball when it dribbles the ball. In order to get a maximum bounce on the ball, you should fill it with air. Air increases the air

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