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soccer and physics



The sport soccer can relate to physics in many ways. One way it relates is the aerodymnamics of the ball spinning in the air after having kicked it. For example, to make the ball have a curved path. The closer the air is to the center of the ball, the faster the ball moves through the air. The pressure on the ball can be reduced if the ball is rotating the same way as the airflow. Bernoulli's principle states that when speed is high, pressure is low. So when kicking the ball, one side will have more pressure than the other, creating an imbalance in the ball which makes it curve. A key thing to remember though if you're intentionally kicking the ball to curve, you must kick the ball (it's initially velocity) off-centered.


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