Pancake throwing

Ever thought about the physics of pancake throwing? No?!
Apparently some people did and came up with an ‘interesting’ formula.

Last week I was contacted by a TV production company that wanted to make short clip about some formula on pancake throwing they found on the net and needed some information / check on.
Dr. Mark J. Hadley of Warwick University has derived a simple equation, that might or might not be a reasonable approximation.
It lacks a few details, though some are discussed, and completely ignores the shape of the pan, but then again …

Unfortunately, I did not yet find out when and where the clip is to be shown on TV :(
Still, it was fun reading and physics :)

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