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Suggested answer: **When LeBron James jumps to dunk a basketball, he is using energy to drive force into the court**. This force is the “action” that Newton mentioned in his Third Law. The “reaction” comes from the ground pushing LeBron James upwards with an opposite and equal amount of force.

## How does basketball relate to Newton’s first law?

The basketball, the center of the game, is almost continuously in motion. According to the first law, **the basketball is always moving in one direction, unless acted on by another force**. Essentially, this tells us that the ball is only being controlled by its environment: the players, the floor, the backboard.

## How does Newton’s 3rd law relate to basketball?

Because of Newton’s 3rd law of motion, we can reliably predict the motion of certain objects. For example, **when a basketball is dribbled, it will hit the ground with a force.** **This force of the ball on the ground is paired with the force of the ground on the ball.**

## How does basketball relate to Newton’s second law?

The second law, in combination with the fact that the basketball is one constant mass and weight tells us that **the more force applied to the ball, the faster the ball will accelerate, or travel**. Stronger players can therefore throw the ball faster. The final law of motion describes the bounce of the ball.

## What is Newton’s third law?

His third law states that **for every action (force) in nature there is an equal and opposite reaction**. If object A exerts a force on object B, object B also exerts an equal and opposite force on object A. In other words, forces result from interactions.

## When LeBron James jumps he pushes down on the surface of the court?

“When LeBron James jumps, he pushes down on the surface of the court. **This is the ‘action’ that Newton mentions in his Third Law**.” Based on this information, LeBron James jumping is an example of which part of Newton’s Third Law? 4.

## How does Newton’s laws of motion apply to sports?

Newtons laws of motion in sports

## Is dribbling a basketball Newton’s first law?

Newton’s 1st law of motion: The motion of an object is unchanged unless acted upon by a net external force. In the above image, a ball sits on the floor, motionless. **It will not move until an external force acts upon it—start dribbling, or applying force, and it will be put into motion.**

## How does motion takes place in playing basketball?

**Basketballs bounce because of the pressurized air inside of them, gravity and Newton’s Laws of Motion**. When you dribble a basketball, your hand and gravity both push the ball towards the ground (Law #1). As it drops, the ball accelerates and speeds up (Law #2).

## How does gravity affect a basketball?

**Gravity exerts a force downward on the ball, causing it to travel in an arc as it approaches the rim**. If you snap your wrist at the moment you release the ball, the ball will spin from bottom to top as it moves through the air.

## What law in science explains why the basketball will bounce up and down?

**Action/Reaction**. The third law of motion is that for every force, there is an equal reaction force in the opposite direction. Action/reaction is what allows the athletes to make their way up and down the court.

## Which Newton’s law applied when the athlete is in running position?

According to **Newton’s first law of motion**, a body tends to remain in its initial position (at rest or in motion) until and unless compelled by an external force. This external force is gained by an athlete by running for a certain distance horizontally, in turn, which increases the kinetic energy of that athlete.

## How is acceleration used in basketball?

Acceleration is the increase of an objects speed or velocity. In basketball. acceleration is key. **you need to speed up to catch up to the other players or to beat the other team to the hoop**.

## What is Newton’s fourth law?

Newton’s fourth law of motion is related to the nature and calculation of forces. This law states that **the forces are vector quantities and they obey the principle of superposition during their vector addition**.

## What is Newton’s 2nd law called?

Newton’s second law of motion is **F = ma**, or force is equal to mass times acceleration.

## Is Newtons third law wrong?

Even though it is one of the fundamental laws of physics, **Newton’s third law can be violated in certain nonequilibrium (out-of-balance) situations**. When two objects or particles violate the third law, they are said to have nonreciprocal interactions.

## How does Newton’s 3rd law explain LeBron James ability to dunk?

Suggested answer: When LeBron James jumps to dunk a basketball, he is **using energy to drive force into the court**. This force is the “action” that Newton mentioned in his Third Law. The “reaction” comes from the floor pushing LeBron James upwards with an opposite and equal amount of force.

## What are the laws Newton is famous for?

Newton’s three laws of motion state that (1) **Every object in a state of uniform motion will remain in that state of motion unless an external force acts on it**

(2) Force equals mass times acceleration: F=MA and (3) For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.

## What is Sir Isaac Newton’s first law of motion?

Newton’s first law: **the law of inertia**

Newton’s first law states that if a body is at rest or moving at a constant speed in a straight line, it will remain at rest or keep moving in a straight line at constant speed unless it is acted upon by a force.

## What sport uses Newton’s 3 Laws of motion?

Newton’s third law of motion

For example, when a **Tennis** player hits a ball the racket exerts a force on the ball and the ball exerts an equal and opposite force on the racket.

## How is Newton’s 2nd law used in football?

Newton’s Second Law of Motion [Science of NFL Football]

## What law is throwing a ball?

When a baseball is thrown or hit, the resulting motion of the ball is determined by **Newton’s laws of motion**. From Newton’s first law, we know that the moving ball will stay in motion in a straight line unless acted on by external forces.

## What forces are involved in basketball?

You and **gravity** both apply force on the ball. The ball accelerates toward the ground with the force of gravity. After the ball hits the ground, an equal but opposite amount of force acts on the ball, forcing it back up into your hand.

## What causes the ball to move?

There is a **normal force from the surface on the ball**. As long as the surface is straight, this force is equal to the force of gravity (the weight of the ball). Once you reach the curve, the normal force increases and the ball is accelerated upwards.

## Why is a basketball bouncy?

See, the basic reason a basketball bounces is simple: **it’s all Newton’s third law of motion**. For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. When the ball hits the floor, it pushes on the floor, and the floor pushes back on it.

## Why do basketballs have bumps?

Basketball tends to get bumps **due to being overinflated or pumped up too fast**. The ball’s bladder will not equally distribute the air, and it will take the path of least resistance, forming a bump.