The Physics of Soccer

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The Physics of the movement of a soccer ball can be broken down into two categories: the movement of theball on the ground and the movement of the ball in the air.

Friction of a Rolling Ball

The physics of a balls ground movement is related to the force of friction (from contact with the ground) and an outside force acting on the ball (i.e. a strike from someone’s foot).

How to Bend a Ball

There are many different ways to get the ball into the air, but the most renowned way to strike a ball is by far, "Bending" a soccer ball.