Physics 131 - Physics of Sports


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Course Information
Syllabus

Homework
Problem Set #01
Problem Set #02
Problem Set #03
Problem Set #04
Problem Set #05
Problem Set #06
Problem Set #07
Lab Stuff
Tracker
Tracker Help

Car #1
Car #2
Basketball Drop #1
Basketball Drop #2
No-Spin Basketball
Backspin Basketball
Topspin Basketball

Class + Lab Videos
* Class 01 -- Course Introduction.
* Class 02 -- Units, Usain Bolt, Missy Franklin.
* Class 03 -- RGIII, ave velocity, instantaneous velocity.
* Lab 01 -- Setting up HW problem and intro to Tracker.
* Class 04 -- 1D motion, graphs (slope and area), and g.
* Class 05 -- Proper HW, 1D constant-a kinematics.
* Class 06 -- 1D constant-a kinematics with acorn example.
* Lab 02 -- Using Tracker to analyze vertical motion.
* Class 07 -- Speed vs velocity, Indy 500, hang time.
* Class 08 -- Hang time, Vince Carter, Paul Rabil, driving.
* Class 09 -- Problem solving, Tour de France, vectors.
* Lab 03 -- Problem solving practice, practice, practice.
* Class 10 -- Flutie, Chistyakova, Powell, projectiles, punts.
* Class 11 -- Projectiles, punts, maximum height.
* Class 12 -- Parabolic projectiles and Newton's Laws.
* Lab 04 -- Projectiles in Tracker and Jordan's hang time.
* Class 13 -- Weight, forces in baseball and golf collisions.
* Class 14 -- Exam #1 postmorten, Newton's Laws.
* Class 15 -- Centripetal acceleration, hammer throw.
* Lab 05 -- Newton's Laws, free-body diagrams.
* Class 16 -- Inclined plane, banked tracks and roads.
* Class 17 -- Friction models, various types of car braking.
* Class 18 -- Qualitative friction in various sports.
* Lab 06 -- Javier Sotomayor's record high jump, skating.
* Class 19 -- Air resistance and quadratic-drag equation.
* Class 20 -- Sports balls' drag coefficients and Magnus force.


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