tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-69510817406308664872016-11-30T06:16:31.242-08:00Physic'sLuke Bnoreply@blogger.comBlogger1125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6951081740630866487.post-39676454342428148052014-06-04T07:10:00.000-07:002014-06-04T07:10:22.252-07:00Physic's ProjectFor my project I wanted to find the initial velocity of a basketball when shooting foul shots at the free throw line. To begin I started by finding all of my constants; distance, time, acceleration. After I had found my constants i proceeded to come up with an equation. I began the equation with my past knowledge of velocities and how you can use different equations based on what you are trying to find. I used the quadratic formula to better find the correct formula down to the needle. My A value being 1/2a (a being the acceleration), my B value being vox( velocity of x), and my C value being -x (the distance). I was able to compose this down to find vox= -x/t - at/2. I proceeded to set up trials based on my results in the gym with the time being around 2 seconds. I came up with an answer of around 3m/s and then entered this into the cos equation to find the vo of the ball. After it was entered I got an answer of 5.71m/s which when compared to the studies of others, where they received 6-6.3m/s, I came very close to having the prefect velocity.<br /><br />Down below are different studies done to find the velocity as well and just to better help explain this.<br /><a href="http://www.popularmechanics.com/outdoors/sports/physics/basketball-physics-the-anatomy-of-the-free-throw-7556633">http://www.popularmechanics.com/outdoors/sports/physics/basketball-physics-the-anatomy-of-the-free-throw-7556633</a><br /><br />Luke Bhttps://plus.google.com/116367858312146356505noreply@blogger.com0