Physics Gets Physical

Physics Gets Physical

Whether the pole vault, sprint or trampoline, in most Olympic disciplines, the margin of error is down to a few fractions of a second or to a few millimeters. As well as intensive training, it is also thanks to the study of the physical laws at work and biomechanics that athletes can excel. We look at the Olympics through the lens of physics.
Whether the pole vault, sprint or trampoline, in most Olympic disciplines, the margin of error is down to a few fractions of a second or to a few millimeters. As well as intensive training, it is also thanks to the study of the physical laws at work and biomechanics that athletes can excel. We look at the Olympics through the lens of physics.

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Pole Vaulting: Overcoming Gravity

The Strongest of Them All

Sprinting and Newton's Law

The Mechanics of Strength

The Trampoline and Kinetic Energy

The Mechanics of Strength

Windsurfing and Lift

The Mechanics of Strength