Volleyball Serves

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This Demonstration shows the projectile motion simulating a volleyball serve. You can vary the height and angle of the serve. Press the play button to watch the ball move and try to make the ball go across the net. Press "reset ball" to reset the ball and player's initial position.


is the distance from the player to the net. is the distance from the net to the spot where the ball lands.


Contributed by: Jenny Li (February 2017)

Open content licensed under CC BY-NC-SA



This was a project for Advanced Topics in Mathematics II, 2016–2017, Torrey Pines High School, San Diego, CA.


[1] F. Normani. "Real World Physics Problems: The Physics of Volleyball." (Feb 13, 2017) www.real-world-physics-problems.com/physics-of-volleyball.html.

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