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REAL WORLD PHYSICS Did you know that Physics and Sports cannot be separated? In sports, athletes need to apply the concepts of Physics. But the application of Physics is not just limited to the machineries but also on how people should move the parts of their body. If successfully applied, well it can increase an athlete’s performance. But there are far more reasons why I believe Physics is a spectator of sports: firstly the physics of ice skating or figure skating which was shown in the movie Ice Princes that I recently watched; second, the physics of playing basketball and lastly, the physics of archery. To start off, the movie Ice Princess is the perfect example wherein Physics was applied into sports. Remember Isaac Newton’s first law of motion? Which states: An object at rest stays at rest and an object in motion stays in motion with the same speed and in the same direction unless acted upon by an unbalanced force. (Mckinley, 2000) It is also known as inertia, and the very main reason why ice skaters glide smoothly on ice with the help of friction simply because there is less friction on ice. It is truly amazing on how the girl in the movie successfully applied Physics in figure skating. Another argument I have is, when your playing basketball. Physics is applied and can be seen when basketball players shoot the ball into the ring. As seen in the viral game angry birds, it basically shows and applies the concept of projectile motion wherein before the bird flies, a force must be exerted just like what basketball players do before they shoot the ball. Gravitational force can also be related to basketball by the simple fact that gravity is what causes the ball to go in the basket and it’s also the one which allows you to dribble. (George, 2005) Last but not the least, Archery. A very interesting sport in which a lot of people are fond of. As easy as it…...

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