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Science of NFL Football:  Geometric Shapes:  Spheres, Ellipses & Prolate Spheroids
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NBC's Lester Holt explores the prolate spheroid, the three-dimensional shape of a football, and how it helps an NFL quarterback throw a hard, accurate pass. "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.

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Geometry
Physics
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Science of NFL Football: Kinematics - Position, Velocity & Acceleration
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NBC's Lester Holt and former NFL running back Deuce McAllister explore kinematics on the playing field. NSF-funded scientists Tony Schmitz from the University of Florida and John Ziegert of Clemson University explain how the kinematic concepts of position, velocity and acceleration can be used to define how a running back moves. "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.

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Physics
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Science of NFL Football:  Newton's First Law of Motion
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NBC's Lester Holt looks at Newton's First Law of Motion and the role that unbalanced forces play whenever a ball carrier goes head to head with a defender. "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.

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Law
General Law
Physics
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Science of NFL Football: Newton's Second Law of Motion
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NBC's Lester Holt and former NFL kicker, Morten Andersen, look at what's really behind powerful field goal kicks — Newton's Second Law of Motion. "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.

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Science of NFL Football: Newton's Third Law of Motion
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NBC's Lester Holt looks at Newton's Third Law of Motion and the role that conservation of momentum plays whenever players collide on the football field. "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.

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Chemistry
Physics
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Science of NFL Football: Nutrition, Hydration & Health
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NBC's Lester Holt looks at the physically demanding pre-season ritual of NFL training camp. Douglas Casa, head of the Korey Stringer Institute at the University of Connecticut, and athletic trainers from the Pittsburgh Steelers explain what NFL players must do to stay hydrated and replenish the essential nutrients needed to maintain good health during rigorous practices. "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.

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Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Nutrition
Chemistry
Physics
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Science of NFL Football: Projectile Motion & Parabolas
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NBC's Lester Holt looks at the science of projectile motion and parabolas with the help of former NFL punter Craig Hentrich. NSF-funded scientists Jim Gates from the University of Maryland and John Ziegert of Clemson University, and NSF-funded mathematician Rhonda Hughes from Bryn Mawr College, explain the significance of vertical and horizontal velocity on the trajectory every time an NFL punter kicks a football into the sky. "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.

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Science of NFL Football:  Pythagorean Theorem
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NBC's Lester Holts explores the path a defender must take in order to tackle a ball carrier, and how this distance — called the "angle of pursuit" — can be calculated by using the Pythagorean Theorem to find the hypotenuse of a right triangle, and the distance of a defender's angle of pursuit. "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.

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Geometry
Physics
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Science of NFL Football: Torque & Center of Mass
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NBC's Lester Holt looks at how the physics concepts of torque and center of mass are applied in football by some of the games most massive players — the offensive linemen. "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.

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Science of NFL Football: Vectors
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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 scientist John Ziegert of Clemson University and NSF-funded mathematician 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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Geometry
Physics
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