Get’cha Head In The Game!

Vectors in Sports: Basketball

Physics uses a lot of vectors. For example, you can use vectors to compute where a ball will go using velocity and acceleration vectors. Studying motion requires a knowledge of many vectors, like force, displacement, and torque.

This picture illustrates Gabriella Montez and Taylor McKessie using vectors in high school to support their boyfriends in their upcoming basketball game:

Source: High School Musical 1 and Physics 71