Physics Bowling

# Physics Bowling - Brown 1 Evan Brown Brad Ingram Physics AA...

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Evan Brown Brad Ingram Physics AA 6 May 2010 Bowling Bowling is a game which can be explained with lots of physics. The acceleration, speed, spin, pin action and the collision can be explained through physics. Each of the above topics has a specific formula that could be calculated to determine how many pins would be knocked down. This understanding can be reflected onto one’s performance in bowling. If one were to know how physics works in a game of bowling, he or she would be able to improve his or her bowling skills. Therefore it is beneficial for the bowler to understand how Newton’s first and second law, friction and potential energy work when bowling. By understanding this, the bowler will be on a better track to reach a perfect game. The first physics concept that must be understood in order to improve one’s bowling skills is Newton’s first and second law of motion. The first law states “every object continues in a state of rest, or of motion in a straight line at constant speed, unless it is compelled to change that state by forces exerted upon it” (Hewitt 46). In other words an object (the pins), will remain at rest until acted on by another force (the ball). Newton’s second law states “the acceleration produced by a net force on an object is directly proportional to the magnitude of the net force, is

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## This note was uploaded on 11/05/2011 for the course ENG 111 taught by Professor Patterson during the Fall '07 term at Miami University.

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