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Forms in Olympic Games

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  • UserChristophe Clanet (École Polytechnique; CNRS (Centre national de la recherche scientifique))
  • ClockThursday 30 November 2017, 17:10-17:50
  • HouseSeminar Room 1, Newton Institute.

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GFSW04 - Form in art, toys and games

Rowing has been part of the summer Olympics since its debut in 1896. The shape of the boat has slightly changed. We will discuss the origin of this shape with a special attention to the aspect ratio, which can reach values as high as 30, much larger than any other boat. In a second part, we will move to ball games and will focus on zig-zag trajectories which are (sometimes) observed in volley, soccer and golf.

This talk is part of the Isaac Newton Institute Seminar Series series.

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