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The Physics Involved in Throwing a Discus

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The Physics Involved In Throwing A Discus. The shape of a discus resembles the airfoil of an airplane wing, which gains greater lift as wind speed increases, according to aerodynamic engineers.
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Γιάννης Κανελλόπουλος's curator insight, November 16, 2013 2:20 AM

Η Φυσική του δισκοβόλου

Physics in Action
Articles relating to the physics of sports which may be helpful to students as they work on their Chapter 2 Challenge.
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The Athlete Machine - Red Bull Kluge

Get the behind the scenes footage and find out how it was done here: http://youtu.be/OvvX34q0QMk Watch the Spiral Drift: http://youtu.be/_u76kWWo6GM http://w...
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There's a lot going on in this video and it may not be useful for this chapter challenge, but it is too good not to post somewhere. Thanks to Mr. McLeod for finding it!

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Sport Science: Kevin Love - World Record Shot

Kevin Love attempts to beat the world record shot in basketball.

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Science of the Winter Olympics - Downhill Science

"In February, Olympic skiers such as Julia Mancuso, Ted Ligety, Marco Sullivan and Scott Macartney will race down Vancouver's Whistler Mountain at speeds of up to 90 miles an hour. Paul Doherty, senior scientist at the Exploratorium in San Francisco, and Sam Colbeck, a retired scientist from the U.S. Army Cold Regions lab, explain the physics of this downhill thrill ride."

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Pole Vaulting & Physics

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Pole Vaulting & Physics. The pole vault is one of the most unusual and exciting events track and field. A pole-vaulter runs with a long pole, plants it in the ground and uses it to lift himself over a horizontal bar.
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"Impossible" Soccer Kick Leads to New Physics Equation | Playbook | Wired.com

"Impossible" Soccer Kick Leads to New Physics Equation | Playbook | Wired.com | Physics in Action | Scoop.it

"In 1997, Brazilian soccer player Roberto Carlos scored on a free kick that first went right, then curved sharply to the left in what looked like a physics-defying fluke. We’ve finally discovered the physics equation that shows it was no fluke."

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Physics Buzz: Curling Science

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"Since becoming an official Winter Olympic sport in 1996, the sport of curling has draws a surprisingly large TV audience for an event that features slick-shoed competitors sweeping brooms in front of stones sliding across the ice. But it's far more complex than just an icy version of shuffleboard."

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The Twisted Physics of 5 Olympic Sports

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Take a look at the physics behind swimming, diving, gymnastics, archery and badminton.
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Amy Hart's curator insight, November 14, 2013 7:42 PM

The Twisted Physics of 5 Olympic Sports

 

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This article has solidified what I have read in other sources.  Angular momentum is obviously a huge part of gymnastics--spinning and rotating in a turn or a tuck position.  The speed of a gymnast tumbling will increase to make up the difference and keep her total angular momentum constant.  Newton's Third Law of Motion is also very important in gymnastics.  In gymnastics this is done by pushing hard against the floor, balance beam, or vault, in turn these surfaces push back hard against the gymnast, which gives her lift into the air.

 

Moskowitz, Clara. The Twisted Physics of 5 Olympic Sports. Live Science Senior Writer, August 1, 2012. Internet (Web).

Daneil Avery's curator insight, November 15, 2013 11:21 PM

 

 

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This was somthing is something I'm going to use for an extra example of why the diver needs to be in the air for a long time before they enter the water.This artical even though it's short provids a wonderful explonatin that is extremly conceptual. 

 

 

 

 "The Twisted Physics of 5 Olympic Sports." LiveScience.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 16 Nov. 2013.

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Physics confirms sprinters are performing better than ever before

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Experts reveal that the men’s 100 m sprint will be one event not to miss this summer.
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Physics Of Hockey

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The physics of hockey, with discussion on performance and equipment.
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Bill Caplan's curator insight, October 15, 2013 9:06 AM

Need to get ahold of this book

 

Nicholas Jaunich's curator insight, October 30, 2013 1:48 PM

Book ordered off Amazon, will be here by this weekend.

 

Haché, Alain. The Physics of Hockey. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UP, 2002. Print.

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Physics Buzz: The Physics of Football

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"Football is a sport almost made for physicists. Newton's three laws of motion are at work during every play and little things like the unpredictable bounce of the "prolate spheroid" - the football - can throw kinks into a game no physicist, player or fan ever saw coming."

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Skateboarding, physics collide in library exhibit - Las Vegas Sun

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Las Vegas SunSkateboarding, physics collide in library exhibitLas Vegas SunThe collaboration among Las Vegas-based Exhibit IQ, Hawk and a University of California, Berkeley, physics professor encourages students to see the connection between the...
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FSN Sport Science - Episode 7 - Myths - Jennie Finch

Very interesing comparison of softball and baseball.

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The Physics Involved in Throwing a Discus

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The Physics Involved In Throwing A Discus. The shape of a discus resembles the airfoil of an airplane wing, which gains greater lift as wind speed increases, according to aerodynamic engineers.
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Γιάννης Κανελλόπουλος's curator insight, November 16, 2013 2:20 AM

Η Φυσική του δισκοβόλου

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Physics Of Volleyball

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The physics of volleyball with discussion on how to optimize the serve.
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Γιάννης Κανελλόπουλος's curator insight, November 16, 2013 2:32 AM

Η φυσική του βόλλεϋ και πως να βελτιστοποιήσω το σερβίς

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Physics and Gymnastics

Illustration of physics principles by two gymnasts enrolled in Jeremy Levy's physics 0110 course at the University of Pittsburgh.
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Amy Hart's curator insight, November 14, 2013 7:18 PM

This ISN'T one of my 10 sources, but I wanted to scoop it because it was slightly informative.

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The AfterMatter » The Physics of Gymnastics: Vaulting and Newton’s Laws of Motion

"In gymnastics, gymnasts learn to manipulate their bodies in order to take advantage of Newton’s Laws of Motion so that they can pull off spectacular tricks. So, how do they do it?"
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Amy Hart's curator insight, November 14, 2013 8:48 PM

The Physics of Gymnastics

 

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I found this article helpful with the physics aspect of gymnastics, as appose to just giving a description of gymnastics and how to do a particular skill.  It analyzes rotational velocity, air time, gravity, force, acceleration, Newton's Third Law of Motion, and angular momentum.  A brief description of how to increase the downward force when vaulting with a springboard.  One example is to just run faster toward the vault and springboard, because a higher velocity means a higher momentum.  This allows the gymanst to exert a greater downward force on the springboard, which launches her further into the air.

 

Caplan, Theo. The Physics of Gymanstics: Vaulting and Newton's Law of Motion. The Aftermatter, 2013. Internet (Web).

Daneil Avery's curator insight, November 15, 2013 11:29 PM

 

 

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This article did give some examples of Newton's laws along with angular momentum in English. It was a good place. I would like to use this in the start of my paper explaining why the other topics I'm going to talk about act the way they do. The reader would benefit from something explained so well. I look forward to being able to use this.

 

 

 

"The AfterMatter » The Physics of Gymnastics: Vaulting and Newton’s Laws of Motion."The AfterMatter. N.p., n.d. Web. 16 Nov. 2013.

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Olympic Physics: Swimming, Power and Setting Records | Playbook | Wired.com

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Our resident physicist explains the power needed to beat a world record in the 50-meter freestyle.
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The physics of baseball

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A scientist explains the sweet spot on a bat and why the curveball curves. Read this article by Daniel Terdiman on CNET News.
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