# You asked: How much energy does it take to shoot a basketball?

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## What energy is used when shooting a basketball?

The shooter on the ground starts with gravitational/mechanical potential energy. When he jumps up and moves the ball from his shooting pocket (start position) to his release point it transforms into mechanical/gravitational kinetic energy.

## Is shooting a basketball a potential energy?

When you shoot a basketball at a basket, the energy from your hands is transferred into the basketball. When you hold the ball up in preparation to shoot, it has potential energy, meaning that it has stored energy that can turn into kinetic energy.

## What force is shooting a ball?

Firstly, a force of gravity acts upon the ball, causing the ball to be pulled down to earth. This causes the ball to make a parabolic shape. The athlete must judge the force of gravity by the weight of the ball to find the right line of trajectory.

## How fast can you shoot a basketball?

By rule, a player can’t catch and shoot with 0.3 seconds or less from an inbound pass. This obviously means you can catch and shoot with 0.4 seconds or more on the clock.

## What are 3 forms of energy?

Potential energy is stored energy and the energy of position.

• Chemical energy is energy stored in the bonds of atoms and molecules. …
• Mechanical energy is energy stored in objects by tension. …
• Nuclear energy is energy stored in the nucleus of an atom—the energy that holds the nucleus together.
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