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The science behind wheeled sports
This free course, The science behind wheeled sports, focuses on cycling and wheelchair racing: what we might collectively call wheeled sports. The Scientific concepts such as force, acceleration and speed are also useful for understanding these sports. However, cycling and wheelchair racing differ from other sports in that technology more obviously plays an important role.
Course learning outcomes
After studying this course, you should be able to:
- understand forces and their role in determining performance in sport
- understand the science behind new technologies, and their impact on sport
- apply this knowledge and understanding to familiar and unfamiliar situations
- express course concepts in an objective and factually correct way
- make sense of a variety of information sources, including textual, numerical, graphical and video material.
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- Learning outcomes
- Rolling fast: the science behind wheeled sports
- 1 Cycling events at the Olympic Games
- 2 Aerodynamics and wheeled sports
- 3 Materials technology and wheeled sports
- 4 Effects of new technology
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8 hours study
Level 1: Introductory
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