Physics Works: Sport
Engineers have long understood that an object’s shape and aerodynamics are critical to how quickly and efficiently it moves.
Advanced computer modelling, pioneered by physics research, is used by engineers to simulate behaviour and improve design. Now, the same technology is being used to help cyclists, swimmers and runners gain a competitive edge.
This report is part of the Physics Works series, which highlights the application of physics in varied and sometimes unexpected industries.
Physics Works: Sport (PDF, 4 MB)