# PHYSICS OF VOLLEYBALL

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Newton's second law of motion states that an object accelerates because a force acts on it. The stronger the force, the greater the acceleration. Newton defined the mass of an object as the link between the force on the object and the object's acceleration. Newton's relation is shown by the equation: force = mass x acceleration.

In his third law of motion, Newton concluded that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. When one object applies a force on another object, the second object applies an equal force on the first object. The two forces are always equal and opposite.

Newton's first law of motion states that if no force acts on an object, the object will continue moving at the same speed in the same direction. If the object is stopped, it will remain at rest. This law is sometimes called the law of inertia.

If the ball is falling it will continue falling until it hits the ground or is acted upon (passed, set, or hit) by another player or force.

This can be seen in the equation F=ma. The force a ball is hit with can be found using this law.

The force of the volleyball hitting the hand of the server would be considered the action; the force of the passer on the ball would be the reaction. This law explains the mechanism of how one would pass a ball.

Physics of Volleyball