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  1. #1 Physics of soccer presentation 
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    Hi everybody. I would like to ask you guys a favor. Can you tell me what should I talk about for 3 minutes about physics involved in soccer? Something basic is very good.


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    Explain how a ball curves in the air perhaps? It has to do something with the rotation speed generating low and high pressure fields on both sides. Don't really know everything though, do some research about it. It's not really difficult.


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    does it have to be soccer ? i know there's been some good investigations on how the ball behaves in baseball and cricket
    "Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away." (Philip K. Dick)
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    I agree, the curve is definitely the popular choice. That's all you can do within 3 minutes. Look up "magnus effect" on wikipedia to get the gist of it

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnus_effect

    but you may need to keep it short and simple, depending on the audience.

    By the way, the curve in baseball physics is no different from the one in soccer.
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