Well done to Hayler for his video submission that demonstrated the connection between physics and basketball. Take a look at his cover letter below:
I have been playing basketball for 5 years. It is my passion. I also love science so enjoyed this opportunity to show how without science, there would be no basketball.
Basketball matches are fast and furious with ferocious acceleration happening between teams up and down the court, push and pull forces with the fast dynamic passes, gravity as the ball swishes through the next.
From the science behind the Jordan air technology in my feet helping me spring and jump higher, to the upthrust from my legs to the ball, physics is at play.
This video aims to demonstrate the physics behind basketball… I am coming to realise, there is indeed science behind everything!