Math Counts In the Science of the Olympics

It might not be as obvious as physics or materials engineering, but math from arithmetic to calculus can describe every move the athletes make from jumps to spins on the snow and ice. Math counts in the Olympics. There are 2,500 athletes…

Science of Snowboarding in the Olympics

Believe it or not, snowboarding is a study in potential and kinetic energy.  The athletes who maximize both kinds of energy are the ones on the medal podium at the Vancouver Olympics. Twelve years ago, snowboarding made its debut as an Olympic…