JOHN ERIC GOFF

John Eric Goff is professor of physics at Lynchburg College. He is the author of Gold Medal Physics: The Science of Sports, and he regularly writes about sport and science on his blog. You can follow his blog at johnericgoff.blogspot.com

Posts by John Eric Goff

How Brazuca Beat Jabulani
How Brazuca Beat Jabulani
After players complained about the Jabulani ball used at the 2010 South Africa World Cup, Adidas went back to the drawing board. Physicist John Eric Goff explains how they built a better soccer ball.
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