I am looking forward to the game tomorrow ... hopefully it does not end as in Monty Python's Philosophers' Football Match:
There is sophisticated mathematics behind the geometry of the soccer ball. Pieter Huybers, a dutch structural engineer, studied this field extensively and developed an optimized ball geometry with respect to roundness. He presented his work at the Structural Morphology Group Seminar 2011 in London.
Quantitatively Analysing Parametric Models
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