Physics of the Winter Games

Today marks the beginning of the Winter Olympics.  For this occasion we’ve compiled books and articles from the Library’s holdings and subscriptions on the physics and engineering behind some of the sports of the winter games:

Hockey: The Physics of Hockey.  Crerar Lower Level Bookstacks: QC28 H23 2002

Figure Skating: Instrumented figure skating blade for measuring on-ice skating forces from Measurement Science and Technology

Skiing: The Physics of Skiing. Crerar Lower Level Bookstacks: QC26 L560 1998

Flow visualisation of downhill skiers using the lattice Boltzmann method from the European Journal of Physics

Bobsled: Recreating the Cresta Run from Physics World

Snowboarding: Snowboard jumping, Newton’s second law and the force on landing from Physics Education

The Engineering Approach to Winter Sports: online resource.

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