Science of NFL Football - Vectors

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"Science of NFL Football" is a 10-part video series funded by the National Science Foundation and produced in partnership with the National Football League. In this segment, NBC's Lester Holt looks at the role vectors play every time an NFL quarterback throws a pass. With the help of former NFL quarterback Joey Harrington, NSF-funded scientists Professor John Ziegert of Clemson University and Professor Rhonda Hughes of Bryn Mawr College explain how to use vectors to calculate the speed and...

Science of NFL Football - The Pythagorean Theorem

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"Science of NFL Football" is a 10-part video series funded by the National Science Foundation and produced in partnership with the National Football League. NBC's Lester Holts explores the path a defender must take in order to tackle a ball carrier, and how this distance - called the "angle of pursuit" - can be calculated by using the Pythagorean Theorem to find the hypotenuse of a right triangle, and the distance of a defender's angle of pursuit. Dr. John Ziegert of Clemson University...

Science of NFL Football - Projectile Motion & Parabolas

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"Science of NFL Football" is a 10-part video series funded by the National Science Foundation and produced in partnership with the National Football League. In this segment, NBC's Lester Holt looks at the science of projectile motion and parabolas with the help of former NFL punter Craig Hentrich. NSF-funded scientists Professor Jim Gates from the University of Maryland, Professor John Ziegert of Clemson University, and Professor Rhonda Hughes from Bryn Mawr College, explain the...

The Outer Planets

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Professors Gary Flandro and Bruce Murray discuss turning a journey to the outer planets Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune a possibility.Plotting a trip to the outer planets.