The Physics Of Sports

The physics of sports has broad applications, and is useful for boosting performance in a variety of athletic disciplines.

A lot of the time, good athletic performance is based on proper control and coordination of movement. Other times, it helps to have a good understanding of the physics taking place, and then using this knowledge to your advantage.

In this section, I discuss the physics of various sports. My focus is on the most interesting physics taking place in that particular sport. I make an effort to explain those concepts that can be directly applied to the sport itself. For example, knowing the club head speed with which to strike a golf ball isn't very useful to a golfer. But what is useful is knowing the swing angle to uncock your wrists so that the club head hits the golf ball with the greatest speed possible.

Click on the links below to learn about the physics involved in these particular sports.


The Physics Of Archery
The Physics Of Hitting A Baseball
The Physics Of Basketball
The Physics Of Billiards
The Physics Of Bowling
The Physics Of Bungee Jumping
The Physics Of Cheerleading
The Physics Of Curling
The Physics Of Figure Skating
The Physics Of Golf
The Physics Of A Golf Swing
The Physics Of Gymnastics
The Physics Of Hockey
The Physics Of Ice Skating
The Physics Of Jumping
The Physics Of Kite Flying
The Physics Of Luge
The Physics Of Pole Vaulting
The Physics Of Running
The Physics Of Sailing
The Physics Of Skateboarding
The Physics Of Skiing
The Physics Of Skydiving
The Physics Of Snowboarding
The Physics Of Soccer
The Physics Of Swimming
The Physics Of Tennis
The Physics Of Volleyball



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