Elite NFL Kickers and Punting Skills Quiz

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What are the two main components of velocity affecting the football?

The two main components of velocity affecting the football are the horizontal component and the vertical component.

How are the velocity components represented?

The velocity components are represented as vectors.

What physical quantities do the vectors show?

The vectors show the physical quantities of speed and direction.

What happens to the vertical velocity vector as gravity acts on the ball?

As gravity acts on the ball, the vertical velocity vector gets smaller.

What happens to the vertical component of velocity when the ball starts to come back down?

When the ball starts to come back down, the vertical component of velocity is in the opposite direction.

What is projectile motion?

Projectile motion refers to the motion of an object that is launched into the air and moves along a curved path under the influence of gravity.

What is a parabola?

A parabola is a symmetrical curve that is formed when an object is launched into the air and moves along a path under the influence of gravity.

Who was Galileo Galilei?

Galileo Galilei was a famous Italian scientist and mathematician who lived during the Renaissance. He contributed to the study of projectile motion and was one of the first to recognize the shape of the curve formed by a projectile as a parabola.

What is the ideal drop for a punt?

The ideal drop for a punt is when the ball stays level or slightly tilted upwards at the front. This allows the punter to make contact with the ball at the right moment for a successful punt.

What does a super high-speed camera, called a Phantom Cam, help with?

A Phantom Cam helps capture the motion of objects at extremely high speeds, allowing scientists and analysts to study and understand the mechanics and trajectory of movements such as a punt in football.

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