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Here's the kicker



So I’m sure you’ve all seen it, but if you haven’t you should. A couple weeks ago, the Buffalo Bills kicker was seen on the sidelines slamming his football helmet to the ground after missing a field goal. After doing so, the helmet bounced off the ground, and hit him in the face. I won’t pretend to know anything about football, but I did see this, and I’m not going to lie, I watched the video multiple times. But this embarrassment could have been avoided if he had just known physics and been familiar with conservation of momentum. Momentum is equal to the mass of an object times the velocity, and conservation of momentum states that the momentum of a system is constant. So whatever velocity the helmet was thrown, is the velocity that it would bounce back up with. Because he was pretty angry, I’m guessing the force he applied was quite large, making the velocity pretty large also. So the result of his action could’ve been predicted. He should’ve studied more physics in college…


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