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Maths in Work: Measuring Racket Performance by Video

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Created on 19 May 2008 by ncetm_administrator
Updated on 02 February 2011 by ncetm_administrator

Title Measuring Racket Performance by Video
Organisation Sheffield Hallam University - Simon Choppin
Simon Choppin is a Sports Engineer Researcher at the Centre for Sport and Exercise Science at Sheffield Hallam University. He is involved in improving the performance of those involved in sport and exercise, and the equipment and machines that they use. In this clip he shows how video is used to measure the performance of a new racket. Performance is measured by how far a ball travels in a given time (speed) after impact with the racket. Time is measured in video frames using a camera that records at 1000 frames per second, and distance is measured in ball diameters. The mathematics involves use of simple formulae, measuring in non-standard units and calculations.
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Calculations, Formulae, Measuring
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