Reel World Examples of Physics in Action

Everyday stuff

Auto Racing

Ballistics

Baseball

Basketball

Bowling

Dance

Football

Go Kart Racing

Hockey

ROLLER COASTER

ROWING

sky diving

Sky Surfing

Snow Skiing

SnowBoarding

http://howstuffworks.com

http://www.physicscentral.com/

Auto Racing

http://www.bsharp.org/physics/stuff/index.html

The Physics of Race Cars -
Describes how wings and aerodynamics help race cars go fast and stay on the

Ballistics

BALLISTICS CALCULATIONS - J.B. Millard, New Mexico  Includes: Muzzel Velocity; Ballistic Coefficient; Bullet Weight, Wind Speed.
Brad Millard's Home Page
BALLISTIC FORMULAS & TOOLS IN JAVA: ENGLISH & METRIC - Welcome to Alligators, Z. Jakhua V

 CALCULATORS - Beartooth Bullets VERY VERY EXTENSIVE. For more information see Beartooth Bullets

BALLISTIC CALCULATOR - Handloads.com  Includes: Imputs (Velocity, Bullet Wt, Sight in at, Ball Coef, Sight Ht., Intervals, Mx. Range, Muz Elv, degrees, Temp, Altitude, Wind mph & Wind dirz)

Basketball

Make your Jump Shot: Video, Ball Ride The science behind making a shot in basketball.

Baseball

BASEBALL PITCH SIMULATION (JAVA APPLET) - M. van Rooij & H. Higuchi, Dept 

HOW DOES THE SPINNIG OF THE BALL AFFECT THE FLOW?

The Physics of Baseball  - Describes how Newton's laws affect the motion of a baseball

Baseball ; Sports Aerodynamics

Mechanical, Aerospace and Mfg Engineering (MAME),

L.C. Smith College of Engineering and Computer Science, Syracuse University

CURVEBALL (JAVA APPLET) - Glenn Research Center, NASA

"...You can investigate how a big league pitcher throws a curveball by changing the values of the factors that affect the aerodynamic forces on the ball..."

Cart Throws Ball If a cart throws a ball, where will the ball land?

Approximate Lift on Spinning Ball

Curveball Trajectory

BASEBALL STAT CALCULATORS

Local Sports Online Calculators include: BA, ERA, Slugging

Fluid Dynamics Calculators; Fluid Dynamics Home Page

Hiroshi Higuchi's Home Page

Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Manufacturing Engineering (MAME)

(JAVA APPLETS) - M. van Rooij & H. Higuchi,

Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Manufacturing Engineering (MAME), L.C.

 Smith College of Engineering and Computer Science, Syracuse University

Sports Aerodynamics

Fluid Dynamics Calculators;

Fluid Dynamics Home Page

Department of Mechanical,
Aerospace and Manufacturing Engineering (MAME)

Aeronautics

Beginner's Guide to Aeronautics

Glenn Learning Technologies Project

Glenn Research Center Other Applets & Simulations include

Bowling

BOWLING (SHOCKWAVE) - AtomShockwave Corp For more information see AtomShockwave Corp

GUTTERBALL 3D (SHOCKWAVE) - AtomShockwave Corp For more information see AtomShockwave Corp

BOWLING SCORE CALCULATOR (JAVA APPLET) - Wayne Veres

http://www.stevetunstall.com/videos.html

Aerodynamics in Sports Technology - Want to know how topspin works to curve a tennis shot? complex aerodynamics of tennis

Dance

 http://www.geocities.com/CapeCanaveral/Hangar/4421/

Soccer on the Moon - Motion in terms of soccer

Sports Physics - Using physics to explain several sports

Exploratorium Sports Science


 

Football

NEBRASKA FOOTBALL PHYSICS http://physics.unl.edu/outreach/football.html

The Physics of Football - How stuff works describes football physics

FOOTBALL PHYSICS (QUICKTIME) - T.J. Gay, Dept of Physics & Astr

 Univ of Nebraska For more information see T

NFL PASSER RATING CALCULATOR - S.M. Crevier " determine the official rating for any QB in NFL"

QUARTERBACK PASSER RATING CALCULATOR - Prime Software "This is very easy to use. Just insert the appropriate data into the form on the right, click the calculate button and the results will show up below." For more information see Prime Software

Go Kart Racing

KART RACING CALCULATOR - Kartind, U.K.

 Engine Gear; Axle Gear; Gear Ratio; Tire Circumference, RPM & Speed

Go-Kart Racing Org

HOCKEY

SKATE BLADE ANGLE CALCULATOR - Chuck Wright ". For more information see

Calculators or

Chuck Wright's Home Page

CHECKING CALCULATOR: HOW MUCH FORCE IS GENERATED IN A CHECK? - The Exploratorium "Using a mathematical formula, we can discover how much energy is expended in an open ice hit..." For more information Checking; The Science of Hockey

The Exploratorium

HOCKEY INJURIES CALCULATOR - Sport Injuries Online Inc. "...designed to provide you with general information about your injury and is not intended to replace the advice of your physician..."

Hockey Injuries.com

SAVE PERCENTAGE (SP) & GOALS AGAINST AVERAGE (GAA) CALCULATOR - Goalie Stuff Online

Goalie Stuff Online

ROLLER COASTER

Roller Coasters: Free Rides. Sure they're fun...and loaded with Physics too!

Amusement Park Physics - physical principles  rides such as the roller coaster and the free-fall.  introduction to  physics of the rides with some historical notes on the rides that the e dangerous.

Roller Coaster Bolster - How to build an online roller coaster using newton's laws

ROWING

THE PHYSICS OF ROWING - A. Dudhia, Atmospheric, Oceanic and Planetary Physics, University of Oxford, U.K. Multimedia Tutorials (Text & Images). Includes: Basics (Propulsion, Resistance etc.,); Influence of Weight; and Influence of Stream. For more information see

 Atmospheric, Oceanic and Planetary Physics, University of Oxford, U.K.

SKIING

SKI STUNT SIM  (JAVA APPLET) - M. van de Panne & C. Lee, Dpt. of Computer Science. University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

For more information see Michiel van de Panne's Home Page

SKIING ANIMATION APPLET (JAVA APPLET) - Mathematical Sciences, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) For more information see

Gradient; Project Links: Mathematics and its Applications in Engineering and Science; Mathematical Sciences or Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

SKYDIVING

SKYDIVER: DRAG FORCES ON SOLID OBJECTS (JAVA APPLET) - Mathematical Sciences, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

"Simulation of a skydiver (or, optionally, a sphere) falling in air. User controls for mass , elevation height of the drop..."

Project Links

Mathematics and its Applications in Engineering and Science

Mathematical Sciences

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

SKYSURFING

http://www.skysurfer.com/videoGallery/

http://www.skysurferz.com/de/movies/index.html

Soccer on the Moon - Motion in terms of soccer

Martindale's Calculators On-Line Center: Part I:O-Z: Sports

SNOWBOARDING

SNOWBOARDING SELECTION CALCULATOR - Balmoral Boards

For more information see Snowboarding or Balmoral Boards

he Gay Group Home Page or the

Department of Physics & Astronomy

 

 

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