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Post 5 Module 2 (How the length of your stick can affect your shot)

ĀCite used: https://www.real-world-physics-problems.com/physics-of-hockey.html

Before researching further, I must know how the hockey stick is used and the physics behind one to evaluate a shot. This site provided a detailed look at a slap shot and speaks about an important aspect of a shot, weight transfer. Weight transfer is the ability to translate movement into power. In this case, power goes to your stick causing it to flex. However it is harder to utilize this movement if the stick length is not properly fitted or flex is not proper. This cite also discusses about the different curves on the blade and how it benefits your shots. In conclusion, this is a great website that informs a lot about the physics found in a hockey shot.

Module One Post Fifteen (following through with a pass)

This website isn’t associated with lacrosse or math specifically, but has useful information.

Even though it’s not directly associated with any of these things it can still relate to my topic. Following through with a pass associates with almost all sports, meaning if you don’t follow through with a pass it may not go where you want it to. It relates to math because passes relate to angles.


Module One Post Fourteen (What math is used)

This website clearly displays howe math is used in lacrosse. It explains which format of math is used and how it applies.

It will help me greatly finding what type of math need to look for so that i can expand on that. Using other sites and sources.


module one post thirteen (field positions)

this website explains the different positions in further depth than the last post (post twelve) but still adds onto my last post. (post twelve) This page also explains the different rules between men and women’s lacrosse.

It will help me to understand the positions in further depth meaning exactly what percent of the field they can play on and the angles they stand depending on their position. It will also help me compare men against women’s field lacrosse rules and positions.


Post seven module One (how an angle affects calls)

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I came upon this video when researching a controversial play. In the video it talked about how the parollex view affected the call of the play. This angle applied for when the puck crosses the goal line and when referee make calls based on their view of the play. This to me is extremely interesting  although not to informative it is extremely interesting how math can affect calls so easily.


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Module One Draft Two (Hockeymath)

Cite used: http://www.nbclearn.com/nhl/cuecard/56922

In this site it provides information that was mentioned in previous sites, however it goes  deeply into extreme ideas/concepts. Some examples are Kinematics, Newton’s three laws of motion, Hockey geometry, vectors, impulse/collisions and Projectile motion. All these subjects are explained and visualised by video, unfortunately I could not get a hold of the links of these videos. Continuing, this website displays a further/more detailed look into hockey, which i believe will be able to help me when looking into more complex ideas of math. Great site, definitely suggest it to others, as it is a good visual representation of how hockey is related to math.