The Physics in Sports Project

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The Physics in Sports Project Project: Your project involves an in-depth study of a chosen sport as well as analysis and application of physics for that particular sport. Technical information on the sports will be collected by means of background readings and actual measurements will be made using video analysis. Objectives: By the end of this project, you should be able to: Discuss with both words and diagrams the physics which underlies a selected sport and human movements using concepts such as: velocity, acceleration, impulse, momentum, energy, circular motion, torque, rotation, center of gravity, Newtonian principles, etc. Compare and contrast selected movements which are common to all sports (collision, accelerations, projectiles, rotation, and spin, etc.) and explain the differences of these movements among sports in terms of the equipment, the goals of the sports, etc. Utilize a video camera, video tape/clips, and PPT presentations to show the application of physics in sports including collisions (people/people; bat/ball; people/ground; ball/ground), accelerations (shooting, jumping, throwing, hitting, starting from rest; etc.), projectiles or nearly projectiles (balls; gymnasts; ski jumpers; high divers; cliff divers; etc.) Your role as researcher for this project involves acquiring a wealth of technical information on the application of physics priniciples to a variety of sports. The process of conducting a literature search should yield some basic information about the connections between physics and athletics. Some basic topics for research and ultimate discussion have been listed below to assist you in the initial stages of your literature search. The role of this listing is to provide an initial framework for your literature search and not a conclusive list of topics to be discussed. Your group is expected to go beyond these topics, exploring diverse areas of individual interest about the physics of sports. 1. Identify the variety of kinematic descriptions of motion and use such descriptions to
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This note was uploaded on 07/13/2011 for the course PHYS 2287 taught by Professor Jamesinstor during the Spring '11 term at University of Massachusetts Boston.

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