Newton's Laws and Snowboarding

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Newton's Laws and Snowboarding



"Newton's Three Laws"

~In the videos, Newtons first law is shown in the begining when the snow board is at rest. It starts to move when the snowboarder moves. This shows that an object at rest will remain at rest unless acted upon by a nonzero net force.

Newtons third law states that if one object exerts a force on another object, then the second object exerts a force of equal strength in the opposite direction on the first object. This law applies tho snowboarding, when the snowboarder turns the board and digs it into the snow and the snow pushes back to stop the board from going further.

Newtons second law states that an objects acceleration depends on its mass and on the net forces acting on it. This means that the greater the mass of the object, the more force needed to accelerate the object. When the snowboarder leans his body back or foward, and the snowboard turns the opposite direction.

1) Snowboarding originated in the U.S. in the 1960's. Early boards were very rudimentary in design compared to the models available today. More recent designs reflect the variety of riding styles that have emerged within the sport.2)There are two primary styles of snowboarding: freestyle/freeride and alpine/carving3)Snowboarding competitions have been taking place for approximately 20 years, and include events such as the halfpipe, boardercross, slopestyle and parallel giant slalom.

4) In 2000, snowboarding was the fastest-growing sport in the US (followed by skateboarding) with the number of people who went snowboarding rising to a total of just over 7.2 million participants.

5)Snowboarding made its Olympics debut in Nagano, Japan in 1998. It returned to the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City with 2 events, the halfpipe and parallel giant slalom.


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