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Physics of slopestyle skiing -- Science of the Olympic Winter Games

Physics of slopestyle skiing

Jordan Gerton, a professor of physics at the University of Utah describes how Nick Goepper, a 2013 world champion slopestyle skier, will need to follow the laws of physics and rotational motion in order to nail his gravity-defying tricks in Goepper's quest for Olympic gold in this freestyle skiing event debuting in Sochi.

Credit: NBC Learn and the National Science Foundation

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More videos from the Science and Engineering of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games.

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