The Science of Sports

Instructor
Richard Lindren
Course #
PHYS 1130
Credits
3
Online Course?
No
CLAS Course
Section
1
Days of the Week
MTWRF
Session
Session III
Course Dates
July 18 to August 11
Course Times
1:00 pm to 3.15 pm

A study of the physics concepts behind the motion of spinning and curving projectiles in worldwide sports such as soccer, tennis, basketball, baseball, football, etc. and rolling and sliding balls/disks along a flat surface. Basic explanations include utilizing kinematics, gravity, friction, air flow, and Newton's Laws. Learn about hang time, topspin, dimples, drag crisis, sideways forces, least energy launch angle, jumping, and crouching.