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Sports and Momentum

joshdeutsch

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As I was reviewing for the midterm coming up I realized that in a lot of sports momentum is very helpful. In almost all sports from lacrosse to rock climbing and cricket. For example when you're playing lacrosse you guide the ball in to your stick. By doing this you're actually reducing the force on the ball giving you a better chance at making a clean catch. The same thing happens in soccer as well. When you try stopping a pass you don't just put your foot down and have it act as a wall, you guide it in slowing it down and reducing the force. Rock climbers use Nylon rope because it is stretchy. Since it has the ability to stretch it reduces the force because it has a longer amount of time to slow down the person rather than just rope. By now everyone should know physics is everywhere but the amount of different ways that it does still fascinates me!



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