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Topic: Geometry and Basketball
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Rick Nungester

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Registered: 12/6/04
Re: Geometry and basketball
Posted: Sep 7, 2003 8:46 AM
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"Brian" <> wrote in message
> To whom it may concern,
> I am doing a project on the relation of geometry and basketball.
> Please help me with some ideas. Thank you.
> Sincerely,
> Brian

- court dimensions (can be found on the web)
- 3D coordinates of backboard, hoop
- from any location, distance/direction to hoop
- given location and elevation angle, find the required velocity for
parabolic arc through the basket
- pass patterns and coordinates of players
- alternate courts (pentagonal, hexagonal, circular)
- alternate keys (rectangular, triangular, ...)
- total distance a ball travels as it is passed from
player to player at given coordinates
- sperical ball, dimensions, required finger span
to palm it given friction assumptions
- spinning the ball on a finger (dynamics)
- bouncing ball dynamics (% of original height, total
distance traveled after all bouncing done)


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