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Physics World magazine: July 2012 special issue

Download the July 2012 issue of Physics World on "physics and sport". This special issue of Physics World looks at how physics principles underpin sporting success.

  • Discover the effects of technology and rule change on sporting performance in sprinting, swimming and the javelin.
  • Find out about the physics of the prosthetic devices that are helping disabled sports stars like Oscar Pistorius to perform almost as well as the top able-bodied athletes.
  • See how gymnasts, long jumpers and divers are all unconscious masters of the law of conservation of angular momentum.
  • Enjoy our interview with physicist Crispin Duenas, who is representing Canada in archery at this summer's Olympic Games.
  • Find out what athletes really "know" about physics, in the eyes of Physics World columnist Robert P Crease.

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