Intro Slide


The Physics Behind Soccer

By Anthony Timson
For Physics 212

The physics of soccer is actually quite interesting, once you consider all of the various aspects of the game.  Some of the most obvious aspects of soccer that demonstrate physics in different ways are when a player 'headers' a ball, when a ball is kicked into the air, and when the ball is rolling on the ground.  Hopefully this website will enlighten you on the physics behind these actions and reactions.

Rolling Motion and Friction

Projectile Motion

Physics of Headers