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Science of the Olympic Winter Games: Mathletes (Mixed Sports)

Mathletes (Mixed Sports): It's been called "the Queen of Sciences"--mathematics. It might not be as obvious in Olympic sports as physics or materials-engineering, but math--from simple arithmetic to calculus--is part of every jump, every spin, every move the athletes make on snow or ice. Mathematician Edward Burger from Williams College explains why math counts.

 

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