Wintertime Olympics 2018: The Physics of Blazing Fast Bobsled Runs
I don’t know very much about bobsleds–but I know quite a bit about physics. Here is my very brief summary of the bobsled episode in the winter Olympics. Some humans get in a sled. The sled goes down an incline that is covered in sparkler. The humans is a requirement to do two things: push really fast to get the thing exiting and turn to travel through the course. But from a physics perspective, it’s a cube sliding down an inclination. Just like in your introductory physics course.
So here is a block on a low-grade resistance inclined plane–see, that’s just like a bobsled.
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