Title

Shooting Pool

Date

5-28-2015 10:50 AM

End Time

28-5-2015 11:05 AM

Location

Math & Nursing Building (MNB) 104

Department

Mathematics

Session Chair

Cheryl Beaver

Session Title

Mathematics Senior Project Presentations

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Cheryl Beaver

Presentation Type

Presentation

Abstract

Many people are familiar with the game of Billiards, commonly known as Pool. We will consider a simple version of this game consisting of just the cue ball, cue stick, and table. The ball is shot at a 45 degree angle from the lower left hand corner. In this talk, we will find a general formula for a generic size table that gives us the number of bounces it takes before the ball lands in a corner pocket. Also, we will find a formula for predicting which pocket it will go into.

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May 28th, 10:50 AM May 28th, 11:05 AM

Shooting Pool

Math & Nursing Building (MNB) 104

Many people are familiar with the game of Billiards, commonly known as Pool. We will consider a simple version of this game consisting of just the cue ball, cue stick, and table. The ball is shot at a 45 degree angle from the lower left hand corner. In this talk, we will find a general formula for a generic size table that gives us the number of bounces it takes before the ball lands in a corner pocket. Also, we will find a formula for predicting which pocket it will go into.