# 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…

# LA LA LA LA LA – NY Times and the physics of football

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…

# What angle should you throw a football for maximum range?

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.…