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Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity and the NFL

Published by on May 6, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NFL

The National Football League is not the sort of place you would expect to find a discussion about General Relativity; however, "upon further review," it can be quite interesting to see the similarities between Einstein's seminal theory of gravitation and the great game of football.

Football fans everywhere know that the force of gravity between the ground and the ball can make the difference between a field goal making it over the crossbar or a long quarterback heave coming up short and being intercepted. So I started thinking about Einstein's General Theory of Relativity and wondering how it impacts play on the gridiron.

Gravity, the force of attraction between any two objects that have mass  is one of the four ...

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