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Figure skating physics -- Science of the Olympic Winter Games


Figure skating physics--Evan Lysacek, Gracie Gold, Ashley Wagner, Meryl Davis, Charlie White

Figure skating has become one of the most popular events at the Winter Olympics. The head of the Physics Department at the University of Michigan, Brad Orr, explains that good balance, or stability, is basic to everything a skater does--and that begins with understanding the center of mass.

Credit: NBC Learn and the National Science Foundation

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