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Video Discussion: Center of Mass - Fosbury Flop

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Name: Center of Mass - Fosbury Flop

Category: Kinematics

Date Added: 03 March 2014 - 07:27 AM

Submitter: FizziksGuy

Short Description: An analysis of the Fosbury Flop high jump technique from the perspective of center of mass

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/an-athlete-uses-physics-to-shatter-world-records-asaf-bar-yosef

When Dick Fosbury couldn't compete against the skilled high jumpers at his college, he tried jumping in a different way -- backwards. Fosbury improved his record immediately and continued to amaze the world with his new technique all the way to Olympic gold. Asaf Bar-Yosef explains the physics behind the success of the now dominant Fosbury Flop.

Lesson by Asaf Bar-Yosef, animation by NEIGHBOR.

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