Monday November 20th 2017

Trig Shots

What’s the hardest straight-in shot in pool? Mathematician tries to find out in this article for New Scientist.

This article is behind a paywall and I haven’t yet uploaded a pdf. Email me, and I’ll send you a copy.

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