This paper numerically analyzes the dynamics of the basketball shot. The focus of the paper is on the development of a general formulation for the dynamics of the shot beginning when the ball leaves the shooter’s hand and ending when the shot is made or missed. The numerical analysis developed in this paper can be used to conduct a parametric study of the dynamics of the basketball shot, which in turn, can be used to improve individual shooting and team strategy. The individual skill level of the shooter enters the formulation through the statistical accuracy of the release. The paper then shows how to determine the shooter’s probability of making a given shot.
Numerical Analysis of the Basketball Shot
Contributed by the Dynamic Systems, Measurement, and Control Division of THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS for publication in the ASME JOURNAL OF DYNAMIC SYSTEMS, MEASUREMENT, AND CONTROL. Manuscript received by the ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Division Aug. 2, 2002; final revision, April 21, 2003. Associate Editor: Goldfarb.
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Silverberg, L., Tran, C., and Adcock, K. (January 29, 2004). "Numerical Analysis of the Basketball Shot ." ASME. J. Dyn. Sys., Meas., Control. December 2003; 125(4): 531–540. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.1636193
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