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RP 6: Throwing a fooball, Part II

In part I of this post, I talked about the basics of projectile motion with no air resistance. Also in that post, I showed that (without air resistance) the angle to throw a ball for maximum range is 45 degrees. When throwing a football, there is some air resistance this means that 45 degree is…

Momentum and Football

I think we are entering a new era. An era where it is quite simple to find and get great videos. Oh, just saw a great tackle on the TV? In the old days, you would have to get that video off the TV yourself. Not anymore. Welcome to the interwebs. Also, the quality is…

People say I am picky. Ok, sometimes I am. But somebody has to stand up for what is right and just. Maybe I am that person. Please stop using the word force if you don’t know what it is. There. I said it. You can attack me now. It wasn’t just one thing that got…

Throwing a football, Part II

In part I of this post, I talked about the basics of projectile motion with no air resistance. Also in that post, I showed that (without air resistance) the angle to throw a ball for maximum range is 45 degrees. When throwing a football, there is some air resistance this means that 45 degree is…

College football season is coming to an end (I guess technically, the season is over – it is bowl season). Anyway, this is something I wanted to do a long time ago, but I kept getting side tracked. If I don’t do it now, I will never do it. Most people know that a ball…

Speed of sound in football stadium

Ok – I like Alabama football (sorry, but it’s true). There is a clip on youtube of the end of the Alabama-Auburn game where the fans sing the traditional “Rammer Jammer”. If you don’t know what that is, don’t worry. I am not sure I completely approve of the cheer, but it is a tradition.…