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Unformatted text preview: Related Research When we see basketball players such as Michael Jordan jumps in the air and floats like a feather whether live or in telivisions, we seemed to be fascinated by it. Well, athletes like basketball players or even ballet dancers are gifted by this great jumping abilities, when they leap up and hang in the air, they seemed to defy gravity and this can be explained by Physics. This illusion when a basketball player leaps and stays in the air it is called the hang time. If we asked some friends to estimate the hang time of a well known basketball player they will say maybe a time greater than one second but what the didn’t know is that hang time is just an illusion and it will really only lasts for one second or less. A basketball player can only jump vertically for almost 4 ft high. When a person jumps, the jumping force is applied only when his feet is still in the ground, so the...
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This note was uploaded on 02/13/2012 for the course PHY 10L taught by Professor Agguire during the Summer '11 term at Mapúa Institute of Technology.
- Summer '11