Study of the Motion of Knee and Ankle during Cycling
This resource, from Mathematics for Engineering Exemplars, shows the application of mathematics within the field of sports technology to compare the potential for injury to the knee or ankle when cycling and when jogging.
Students model a situation involving oscillations, looking at inertial forces, Newton’s Laws of Motion, differentiation and components of vector quantities in the context of engineering analysis and problem solving.
Detailed notes and examples are provided and there are extension activities for students to complete, together with learning outcomes and assessment criteria.
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