Aerodynamics and Biomechanics of the Free Throw
- George K. HungAffiliated withDept. of Biomedical Engineering, Rutgers University
- , Brian JohnsonAffiliated withKinematic Consultants, Functional Capacity Evaluation Dept.
- , Adrienne CoppaAffiliated with
Free throw shooting should be one of the simplest actions in sports; there is no physical contact, jumping, or twisting involved. It is a consistent action in that the free throw is always taken 15 feet from the face of the backboard, which is 10 feet above the floor, and there is never anything between the player and the basket. The basketball is standardized and has a weight of 21 ounces, a circumference of 30 inches, and a diameter of 9.7 inches. The rim is standardized and has an inner diameter of 18 inches.
- Aerodynamics and Biomechanics of the Free Throw
- Book Title
- Biomedical Engineering Principles in Sports
- Book Part
- pp 367-390
- Print ISBN
- Online ISBN
- Series Title
- Bioengineering, Mechanics, and Materials: Principles and Applications in Sports
- Series Volume
- Series ISSN
- Springer US
- Copyright Holder
- Springer Science+Business Media New York
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- Editor Affiliations
- 3. Rutgers University
- 4. Cislunar Aerospace, Inc.
- Author Affiliations
- 5. Dept. of Biomedical Engineering, Rutgers University, 617 Bowser Rd, 08854-8014, Piscataway, NJ
- 6. Kinematic Consultants, Functional Capacity Evaluation Dept., 645 Ocean Rd., 08742, Point Pleasant, NJ
- 7. 635 Raymond St., 07090, Westfield, NJ
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