Summary: It’s the middle of March, which means it is time to talk about . . . mechanical and aerospace engineering, and March Madness. The “Sweet Sixteen” starts today and our guest, NC State professor Larry Silverberg, from the department of mechanical and aerospace engineering, knows about something that most basketball players are always trying to perfect . . . the optimal way to shoot a free throw. In our conversation with him, we learn about basketball details like backspin, angles and just where to shoot the ball to get that perfect shot.
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