Science of NFL Football: Vectors

"Science of NFL Football" is a 10-part video series funded by the National Science Foundation and produced in partnership with the National Football League.  In this segment, NBC's Lester Holt looks at the role vectors play every time an NFL quarterback throws a pass. With the help of former NFL quarterback Joey Harrington, NSF-funded scientists Professor John Ziegert of Clemson University and Professor Rhonda Hughes of Bryn Mawr College explain how to use vectors to calculate the speed and direction needed for a completed pass.

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