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The physics of making a pizza

sputnam14

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Over the past year and a half I've watched the pizza makers at Cam's, and even made a few myself, and never even realized how physics can apply to my job. While stretching the pizza dough (the part that everyone loves....throwing the dough in the air!) the pizza maker throws the dough up and catches it again, stretching the dough out to make it however big it needs to be. This involved vertical motion because the pizza maker throws the dough up with a certain velocity and the force of gravity pulls it back to his/her hands. However fast they threw the dough up, it will come down with that speed too. Therefore, the harder to toss the dough up, the faster it'll come down, and the faster the pizza dough can be stretched. Here's a short video showing somebody throwing the pizza dough up:



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