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On the size of sports fields

Abstract : The size of sports fields considerably varies from a few meters for table tennis to hundreds of meters for golf. We first show that this size is mainly fixed by the range of the projectile, that is, by the aerodynamic properties of the ball (mass, surface, drag coefficient) and its maximal velocity in the game. This allows us to propose general classifications for sports played with a ball.
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Baptiste Darbois Texier, Caroline Cohen, Guillaume Dupeux, David Quéré, Christophe Clanet. On the size of sports fields. New Journal of Physics, Institute of Physics: Open Access Journals, 2014, 16 (3), ⟨10.1088/1367-2630/16/3/033039⟩. ⟨hal-00995134⟩



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