11 February 2014

Freestyle Skiing and Ski Jumping

At The Takeaway today, I talk about freestyle skiing and ski jumping.  Click here for the story and a link to the audio from the radio show.  There is fascinating physics as one converts gravitational potential energy into kinetic energy, all the while either fighting the air (drag) or getting help from the air (lift).  What's great about the ski jump this year is that women finally get to compete in that Olympics event!

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