It's all about Speed: The Physics of Luge

We all know what it feels like to travel 65 miles an hour sitting comfortably in a car. Now imagine that you are traveling just that fast, but only three inches above solid ice - lying feet first on a tiny sled. This is the sport of luge!

Linear Kinematics


Getting Started with position measurements

Kinematics: Fundamental concepts and activities

Kinematics in more than one dimension

3. Review

4. Think

Linear Dyamics


Getting started

Newton’s Second Law

Straight line motion andfriction

Movement around a curve



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