Projectile motion is a motion that is determined by the objects initial velocity and the acceleration of gravity. In this video, I am jump serving a volleyball. As you can see, the volleyball is the projectile. I am giving the ball its initial velocity as I hit it. No force acts on the volleyball after I hit it.
This Demonstration shows the projectile motion simulating a volleyball serve. You can vary the height and angle of the serve. Press the play button to watch the ball move and try to make the ball go across the net. Press "reset ball" to reset the ball and player's initial position.
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Projectile Motion describes the motion of the ball. Whether it’s a serve, set, or dig, a volleyball will always travel in a parabolic motion. This serve is used so that the opponent can not predict where the ball will be at any instance. …
Projectile Motion-A volleyball being set, served, or passed, moves in two dimensions, both up and forward. This is influenced by the downward pull of gravity and horizontal motion, which is known as projectile motion. Projectile motion can be defined as free-fall with an initial horizontal velocity. These projectiles follow parabolic trajectories.
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Where: L a is the distance from the serve location (behind the end line) to the net, along the direction the volleyball is served L b is the arbitrary distance from the net to where the ball lands on the other side of the court, along the direction the volleyball is served d is the distance beyond the net where the ball lands α is the angle the volleyball trajectory makes with the side line The following schematic shows a view of the volleyball trajectory, between the point of serve and the ...
My idea was to maximize the success of a volleyball serve using the concepts of projectile motion. I wanted to find the math behind the sport I've played since I was a child, and improve the actual serve. There is a direct correlation between the height of a serve and the distance it travels.
Jump serving is another serve that has came along since volleyball has become more of a vertical sport. The advantages that jump serving gives have to do with the physics of projectile motion. The angle in which the server’s initial velocity has to start from is smaller, because as the height increases the slope of the parabola in the motion of the ball decreases.