Department of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy

Department of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy
Department of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy

The Physics of Hockey

Alain Hach​é
University of Moncton, NB

Wednesday, October 12, 2005
1:00 PM @ Stirling C

Abstract:

UNDERSTANDING (AND IMPROVING) HOCKEY WITH PHYSICS
Our national sport is an ideal topic of study for a physicist: more than any other sport, hockey contains a wide array of physics elements. From thermodynamics to mechanics, many concepts are needed to understand the slipperiness of ice, the slap shot and the force of impact between colliding players. In this talk I will cover some of the the most interesting questions addressed in the book The Physics of Hockey. In addition to bringing a better understanding of the sport, physics and science are contributing to making it better and safer through equipment improvement.