Mathcad Case Study - Mathcad for Free Kicks


Read how Physicist Ken Bray and biomechanics expert David Kerwin at Bath's Department of Sport and Exercise Science used computer modelling to help explain why England's World Cup star, David Beckham, is so effective at free kicks. They used the powerful mathematical capabilities of Mathcad to solve three second-order differential equations and model a soccer ball's flight based on the speed of the kicker's foot, the angle at which it hit the ball and the spin imparted.

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