Calculating the "impossible" soccer kick

Brazilian soccer player Roberto Carlos probably never expected that his near-impossible goal would become a mathematical study.

Read this article from WIRED Magazine on the historic kick, and mathematicians' work to calculate a formula describing it.

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Carlos has spent most of his

Carlos has spent most of his career as a left wingback but started his career in Brazil as a forward. -Dr. Paul Perito

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