World Cup Physics

Will altitude make a difference in the World Cup Soccer Tournament? A NASA aerospace engineer thinks so.  Rabi Mehta states that the differences in altitude between stadiums will affect the aerodynamics of the ball including drag and lift. Therefore the speed and accuracy of passing and goal shots will be altered. Teams that understand the difference altitude makes on the physics of the game can alter their strategy to help advance in tournament play. Because of the high altitude of the World Cup soccer stadium in South Africa, a crash course in physics may need to become part of the training regimen!

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