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Topic: Physics behind Potter's 52y field goal (video)
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Physics behind Potter's 52y field goal (video)

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Posted: Sep 17, 2020 8:02 PM
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... and the answer from how far it would have been good.

https://youtu.be/lkvwjl07bn4

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I got 68...but whatever***

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Posted: Sep 17, 2020 8:09 PM
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Posted: Sep 17, 2020 8:49 PM
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That's because he was using ideal, linear, values and didn't take into account the headwind (like when he says it reached it's peak half way of the kick.

I'm sure you did it more exactly.


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Posted: Sep 17, 2020 8:39 PM
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:) :) :) :) ;)


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Posted: Sep 17, 2020 8:48 PM
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What kind of Shyatt are they teaching at Clemson now?! I didn’t understand any of that math. But I am down with 69. ??????

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I think it is common core


Posted: Sep 17, 2020 9:23 PM
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... but it could just be book-learning.

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But would it have cleared the crossbar?***


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Posted: Sep 17, 2020 9:08 PM
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Gee... that can't be Clemson Physics, I didn't see him use any calculus. Or is this the "new math" my parents used to talk about when they couldn't help me with my homework? I used to try and help my own children, but they'd tell me, "oh, dad, that's not the way we're supposed to do it!" Of course not, I used to use a slide rule...

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Posted: Sep 17, 2020 9:07 PM
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69 sounds good to me!!


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Posted: Sep 17, 2020 9:20 PM
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I can dig it

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Posted: Sep 17, 2020 9:24 PM
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Dang. 69 yards! That’s a weapon!

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If he can kick a 69 yarder I hope they let him try it if we are up big.


Posted: Sep 17, 2020 9:48 PM
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That would tie the college record.

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Posted: Sep 18, 2020 9:15 AM
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the use of 9.81 for acceleration is not realistic. This is a number for acceleration in a vaccuum. It's not that hard to estimate based on true wind resistance, something like 15-20% off of that value. This should have been done here.


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Posted: Sep 18, 2020 9:20 AM
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Now I know why I never took Physics when I was at Clemson!

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Posted: Sep 18, 2020 10:20 AM
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It is definitely a fun video. Mathematically, it isn't exactly accurate. But, folks, lighten up. It wasn't supposed to be. It was a fun video taped for Clemson fans.

I'm sure that in a day or two there will be a video on 11warriors.com when some Ohio State nerd points out just how "stupid those Clemson scholars are" and give his explanation of the exact length it would have cleared the crossbar.

He will have missed the point of the video completely and got sucked in.

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