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By: Clayton Yeazle and Jack Kline

Essential Question: How does gravity and the laws of motion affect dribbling a basketball?
Introduction: The laws of motion applied to dribbling
The laws of motion affect everything we do in life and we are going to explain how the laws of motion affect dribbling a basketball.

​Newton's third law:
Newton's third law states that "for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction." this explains why the basketball bounces back up to you after it hits the floor. If you don't keep pushing it to the floor with force it will eventually stop bouncing.

​Newton's first law:
The first law of motion states "every object in a state of uniform motion tends to remain in that state of motion unless an external force is applied to it." The ball stops because the friction is the unbalanced force that makes the ball stop bouncing. To make the ball keep bouncing the person has to keep applying force on the ball to make it bounce off the floor and back up to you.

​Newton's second law:
GYI0059194787_display_image.jpgDribbling a basketball is different than dribbling a tennis ball, a soccer ball, or any other kind of ball for many reasons. The size and mass of a ball also play a key role in determining how high a ball will bounce and how much force you need to apply to the ball. Which explains Newton's second law, which can be summed up as F=ma (force equals mass times acceleration).
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In this diagram it is demonstrating Newtons third law:"For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction."In this video Allen Iverson demonstrates the laws of motion by dribbling a basketball while being guarded by Michael Jordan.

Sources:
  1. www.life.com
  2. www.youtube.com
  3. http://mrfizzix.com/basketball/dribbling.htm
  4. Physical science class