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The science behind wheeled sports
The science behind wheeled sports

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5.3 Science and wheeled sports: a few final words

In this course, we examined the effect of technology on cycling and wheelchair sports by introducing aerodynamics and some basic aspects of material science. We used mainly qualitative arguments in this course to introduce these ideas, but this approach was sufficient to highlight some important ways in which the topics affect performance.

In addition to this new science, a significant part of the course was devoted to activities that enabled you to practise your internet skills, focusing on effective ways to search for information.