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Optimal Ski Jump

Rçbilas, Krzysztof. "Optimal Ski Jump." Physics Teacher 51.2 (2013): 108-109. Academic Search Complete. Web. 24 Nov. 2013.

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The article presents the solution of a physics problem related to kinematics involved in competitive ski jumping. He considers a skier who goes down a takeoff ramp attaining a certain velocity and then jump down the hill. He concluded that a balance is required in an optimal jump between a longer time of flight and a larger horizontal velocity. Although this is realted to skiing i think these same principles apply to diving.

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Law of Motion

ZIELINSKI, JEFF. "Laws Of Motion." Transworld Ride BMX 20.172 (2011): 60. MasterFILE Premier. Web. 24 Nov. 2013.

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This is a great well put together article. It touches on gravity which is a big part of diving because what goes up most come down. It also touches on Newtons second and third law and how they are related. It talks about how force is required to move a object which is obvious but reminded me to add a little bit about this to my paper.  Last but not least it touched on centripitall force which is a key part of diving,

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Physics:for scientists and Engineers

Serway, Raymond A. Physics: For Scientist & Engineers. Philadelphia [etc.: Saunders, 1996. Print.

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This book has agreat section on torque! i think this will help a ton about diving. Not only torgue but it also has a great section on angular acceleration which is what a main part of diving is.

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Pins and spin.

"Pins And Spin." Quantoons: Metaphysical Illustrations By Tomas Bunk (2006): 96.Science Reference Center. Web. 12 Nov. 2013.

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The article discusses the conservation laws proposed by scientist Isaac Newton as applied to bowling. Although it is applied to bowling i think i can relate this to the tucking position in the air of diving. I states information about linear momentum and angular momentum. It talks about factory in bowling such as curved balls. This got me thinking if this is the same thing as spining in diving. If we concidered diving to flips to be linear angular aceleration then turning would act just like the curve ball does in bowling. 

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On the surface of things

Frankel, Felice, and G. M. Whitesides. On the Surface of Things: Images of the Extraordinary in Science. San Francisco: Chronicle, 1997. Print.

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Book about multiple surfaces relating to more of physics one stuff. It involves a little bit of lense optics with points of view of the water. This would explain why it is easy to enter the water farther away from  the board then closer(ignoreing momentum), because from a upward view into the water it looks shallower causing entries to be tricky. This book also explains different types of textures which explains the different types of boards and how sertian ones allow for more friction.

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Reflection and transmissions of non linear waves

SULISZ, W. "Reflection And Transmission Of Nonlinear Water Waves At A Semi-Submerged Dock." Archives Of Mechanics 65.3 (2013): 237-260. Academic Search Complete. Web. 24 Nov. 2013.

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The article lookst into the reflection and transmission of nonlinear waves simultaneously. Which applies to the way waves work when a diver enters the watter. The different ways the watter propagates around the diver. Also it made me think about how the diver enters the watter creating an air bubble so it creates a small amount of waves.

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The physics of gymnastics the fight element

Contakos, JonasCanton, Les G.Thompson, BruceSuddaby, Rick. "The Physics Of A Gymnastics Flight Element." Physics Teacher 47.6 (2009): 355. MasterFILE Premier. Web. 24 Nov. 2013.

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Great over all article although it is for gymnastics some of the ideas of flips and mounting are the same. It seems like a great article that explains things in an easy way to understand quickly.

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physics for scientists and engineers a strategic approach

Knight, Randall Dewey. Physics for Scientists and Engineers, a Strategic Approach, Second Edition. 2nd ed. San Francisco: Pearson/Addison Wesley, 2008. Print

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Covers multiple topics! I hope this will be a good check list to go through everything and think about the big ideas and organize my paper that way. It gives a great explination of tangential acceleration in rotational motion. I also hope to us their explination of friction and force. It does a overall good job explaining how these things work.

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Springboard oscillation during hurdle flight.

Miller, Doris I., Matthew J. Osborne, and Ian C. Jones. "Springboard Oscillation During Hurdle Flight." Journal Of Sports Sciences 16.6 (1998): 571-583. Academic Search Complete. Web. 12 Nov. 2013.

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they did research on the influence of the board-tip rebound and fulcrum setting on a vertical board-tip oscillation during the hurdle. they found that the  vertical board-tip patern deviated a substansial amount from a regular damped oscillation. This was new to me! I figured the board would act like a damped oscillation. This brings the question what is the board-tip described as if its not a regular damped oscillator? The other thing they found was senior divers who were able o rebound off of the springboard had the uper hand in having time to complete dives in the air. Which oviously makes sense. 

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The physics of vibrations and waves

Pain, H J. The Physics of Vibrations and Waves. Chichester [England: Wiley, 1993. print.

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Great book that goes indepth about how waves works in bothone and two dimensions. It also reviews damped harmonic motion which will help with explaining how a spring board works for diving. It also has a interesting section on the chaos theory although it wont relate to diving it was a very interesting read!

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