 # Physics Of Volleyball Essay

explanatory Essay
924 words
924 words Hannah Bickel
Sister MaryAnn Tarquinio
Physics
16 November 2015
Informative Paper
The Physics of Volleyball There is aspects of physics in almost every aspect of volleyball. Volleyball also follows the three laws of motion provided from Sir Isaac Newton.
The first law of motion states that, “An object at rest remains at rest, and an object in motion continues in motion with constant velocity unless the object experiences a net external force” (Serway Faughn). If an object has no net external force, it also has no acceleration. The net force of an object is discovered using the vector sum of the forces effecting the object and also using the resultant vectors. When one serves a ball into the net it changes the motion of the ball. Likewise, …show more content…

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• Explains that volleyball follows the laws of motion provided by sir isaac newton. the net force of an object is discovered using the vector sum of the forces effecting the object and the resultant vectors.
• Explains the second law of motion, which states that the acceleration of an object is directly proportional to the net force acting on the object.
• Explains that the third law of motion states that, if two objects interact, the magnitude of the force exerted on object one by object two is equal to that of
• Explains that volleyball involves work, velocity, and acceleration. when one serves, passes, or attacks a ball, they are acting as the force on the ball.
• Explains that a defensive specialist moves from one spot on the court to another, which gives them displacement. a hitter must observe the trajectory, speed, and placement of the set.
• Explains that if physics is explained in a way where one could participate in the actions, it makes it less difficult to understand.
• Explains that hannah bickel's sister maryann tarquiniophysics16 november 2015informative paperworks cited.

Displacement is an object or in this case a person’s change in position. Whereas when a ball is served, it has an average velocity and average acceleration. A hitter has many aspects they have to consider before attacking a ball. A hitter must observe the trajectory, speed, and placement of the set. The placement of the set is also an example of displacement. The set is moving from point A in the setter’s hands to point B where the hitter will attack the ball. When approaching a ball the hitter has kinetic energy but needs to possess potential energy. Kinetic energy is the energy of the hitter based on motion and is dependent on other objects. Potential energy is the energy of the hitter based on position. If the hitter possessed more potential energy, it will increase their vertical. A ball that has a lot of momentum is more difficult to pass. Momentum is an object with mass in motion. Momentum can be found by multiplying the mass of an object times its velocity.
Physics is involved in almost every sport. This subject can be somewhat difficult but if it is explained in a way where one could participate in the actions or see the actions happen, it makes it less difficult to understand. If one understands physics they can use the equations to calculate the velocity, displacement, acceleration, etc. of the ball or the player. Grasping physics through something that interests an …show more content…

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