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|The Physics of Sports
PhysicsCentral is proud to present The Physics of Sports, a
National Science Foundation funded project produced by Kansas State
University. The Physics of Sports features high-speed
motion capture footage of various athletic events and data necessary for
quantitative video analysis to improve athletic performance.
Special thanks to
Dr. Dean Zollman, Head of the Department of Physics at Kansas State
University for his permission and kind assistance in sharing his
expertise, passion for physics, and knowledge of sports for this
project. I contacted Dr. Zollman while he was on sabbatical in
Germany, and even though he had just broken his leg in a skiing accident
he was magnanimous enough to quickly respond to my emails and share his
wealth of physics teaching knowledge.
PhysicsCentral is proud to present FlashVid, a National
Science Foundation funded project produced by the Department of Physics,
Doane College, as part of the Humanized Physics Project.
FlashVid is a brilliant, web-based visual interface to collect data,
track motion, and plot position vs. time data to analyze complex
scripted and produced at Doane College in Crete, Nebraska by Andrew
Baruth under the direction of Drs. Chris Wentworth and Mark Plano Clark.
Special thanks to this team of dedicated and passionate individuals for
sharing their code to further science education and deepen our
understanding of physics in motion!
|The Running Man
Previously available only to our nation’s elite Olympic athletes, using video analysis techniques to improve sports performance is quickly becoming a commonplace practice. You will “take it to the next level” by
striving to perform a quantitative analysis of a sport and give coaching advice based on your lab results and research.