The Optimal Basketball Free Throw

Campus: Brooklyn Campus

Subject: Mathematics

Presentation title: The Optimal Basketball Free Throw

Faculty Members Name : Dr. David Seppala-Holtzman

Faculty contact information: dholtzman@sjcny.edu

Description of Presentation: When attempting a free throw in basketball, the player has essentially two components under his or her control: the angle of the shot and the force with which the ball is thrown. We find the shot most forgiving of error.

Intended Audience: General

Hard/software needs: A computer with PowerPoint and a projector and a screen.

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