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Hockey Game



Since I was taught that Physics can be related to everything, I thought I'd relate it to the hockey game I watched at R.I.T. Regarding the physics in hockey, the hockey players skated on ice, and as they're skating, there's very little friction between the ice and the hockey skates. That's a positive due to the fact that they're able to move so quickly in order to get around their opponents. But when they're moving so quickly, it's also a negative because there's walls which surround the skate rink to separate the audience and players, and sometimes the players will crash into it. And if they're going quick, it's going to hurt, because the force they're applying to the wall will apply the same amount of force back into the person. As for the puck, the players are applying a great force, hitting it with the hockey stick, and sending the puck into the air at times at great speed depending on how hard it was hit. But going back to the ice and hockey skates, there were occasional falls here and by members on both teams, this relating back to the fact that there's little friction, so it gets difficult if you lose your control.

It was a great experience though, there were other things that had happened during the game; two players would get upset, one would push the other while applying a force, and gravity would come into play and help to pull the player who was pushed into the ground. But good news, the Tigers won the game 3-2!!


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