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Physics of football



With the superbowl coming up, football is all thats been watched at my house. As i was watching one of the games, i noticed that there is a lot of physics during a football game. For example all three of Newtons laws are used during a football game; however the one that i noticed the most was newtons first law. Newtons first law says that an object in rest remains in rest unless acted upon by an outside force and an object in motion remains in motion unless acted upon by an outside force. For example, in football the wide receiver catches the pass from quaterback and starts to run down the field. However the wide reveiver would be able to make it all the way down the field to score a touchdown if no one tackled them. But because the other team wants to make sure they dont score a touchdown, they tackle him. This shows newtons first law becasue the wide receiver reamins in motion until another player goes and tackles them. Therefore newtons first law can be applied to the game of football.


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