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Thread: The Arc on Joe's ball.

01142013, 03:55 PM #49
Re: The Arc on Joe's ball.
Didn't the Ravens hire a numbers guru. Maybe he could chime in.

Re: The Arc on Joe's ball.

01142013, 04:21 PM #51
Re: The Arc on Joe's ball.
OMG Thread of the WEEK. LOL

01142013, 04:32 PM #52

01142013, 04:49 PM #53Regular 1st Stringer
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Re: The Arc on Joe's ball.
So assuming the vertical displacement is negligible, we have a distance traveled of 49 meters in a time of 3.2 seconds.
We can calculate vertical velocity by using
0 = (initial velocity)(3.2) + 1/2 ( 9.8) (3.2^2)
This comes out to an initial vertical velocity of 15.68 m/s
We can then approximate max height using
0 = 15.68^2  2 (9.8)(max height)
This gives us a max height of ~ 12.544 meters or about 36 feet
Initial horizontal velocity can be calculated using
49 = x(3.2) + 1/2* .1 * (3.2^2)
This gives us an initial horizontal velocity of approximately 15.475 m/s
Using the calculated stuff here, we can use the following:
Integral from 0 to 3.2 of
sqrt((15.47  .1t)^2 + (15.68  9.8t)^2)
Which gives us an arc length of 74.551 meters, or approximately 81 yards.
Pretty awesome. Note these are rough figures, since we can't really be completely precise with the information we haveLast edited by CptJesus; 01152013 at 05:43 PM. Reason: Messed up integral

01142013, 04:50 PM #54
BaltimoreBoy  Do yourself a favor and email that to ESPN/sports science with emphasis on whether Moore could have made that play. That would be a sweet segment and I can't recall an episode where they focused on ball distance / height.
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Re: The Arc on Joe's ball.
This thread will end poverty and end all wars.

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