What does Sir Isaac Newton have to do with gridiron glory? Plenty, it turns out. In a special partnership with NBC Learn, we present supplemental information for the educational video series, "The Science of NFL Football"...
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Physics gives a precise answer, at least in an ideal setting
The hypotenuse of a right triangle is not always the shortest distance between the two points that define it
Denoting both direction and magnitude, vectors appear throughout the world of science and engineering
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Why the prolate spheroid is the shape for success
Sports psychologist Patrick Cohn discusses two types of athletes, and how to deal with pressure in the days before the big game. Christie Nicholson reports
If the stats favor going for it, why are coaches so wary?
We set up an imaginary 40-yard dash to explore the physics of speed and acceleration
One thing that's both disconcerting and exhilarating about physics is how many seemingly simple questions remain unanswered. When you hear the questions that physicists struggle with, you sometimes say to yourself, Wait, you mean they don't even know that?...