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Physics of Figure Skating -- Science and Engineering of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games (Encore)

The 2018 Olympic Winter Games are underway in PyeongChang, South Korea, so it's a great time to look back at this physics of figure skating video made for the 2014 Olympics.

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.

Original air date: February 6, 2014

Credit: NBC Learn and the National Science Foundation

Video Transcript:
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