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the physics of soccer



believe it or not, without physics we wouldn't be able to play soccer.

a key component of physics that is involved in soccer would be Newton's laws of motion. for example, for a soccer ball to begin to move an outside force has to act upon it, like someone kicking it. once the ball is moving, it will continue to move until another outside force acts upon it, like a goalie diving for the ball making it hit his/her hand preventing it from going over the goal line. both of these examples show how Newton's first law of motion plays a key role in soccer.

also, when someone is kicking a ball at lets say 30N, the ball also pushes back on that persons foot with 30N but in the opposite direction, which causes the ball to move away from the person that kicked it. which demonstrates Newton's second law of motion.


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