stephaniecoon
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I need help on finding research.

Postby stephaniecoon » Fri Nov 30, 2007 10:20 am

this is the link to my project. I dont exactly know what i am to look for when doing background research. thank you!

http://www.sciencebuddies.org/mentoring ... ?from=Home
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staryl13
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Postby staryl13 » Fri Nov 30, 2007 2:58 pm

Hi Stephanie!
Looks like an interesting idea! For background research, you might want to look into the definitions of the following words from the website you cited. For example, arc, trajectory, backspin, basketball shooting percentage. I don't know if you've taken physics yet, but you might want to try looking into the physics of projectile motion. In addition, you could try looking up other factors that affect basketball shooting percentage. Check out this link:
http://www.guidetocoachingbasketball.com/shooting.htm
Good luck!
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Postby pdoshi » Sat Dec 01, 2007 6:18 pm

Hi Stephanie,

Here is an additional website on the physics of projectile motion. I believe it should help you define what it is.

http://library.thinkquest.org/2779/

Also use this website to help you undestand the meaning of trajectory.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trajectory

-Hope this helps and good luck with your experiment


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