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Computer modeling is used to estimate physical quantities that are difficult to measure, in this case, the landing shock experienced by ski jumpers. The model uses physical quantities such as the takeoff inclination, takeoff height, the shape of the hill, and the vertical drop to the landing. The landing shock is calculated from the velocity of the skier and angle which he or she hits the hill. This resource describes the computer model, and describes the calculations used to compare the impact of a Nordic skier vs. an aerial jumper. The resource is from PUMAS - Practical Uses of Math and Science - a collection of brief examples created by scientists and engineers showing how math and science topics taught in K-12 classes have real world applications.

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    NSDL,NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-115,Physical sciences:Motion and forces,High School,Vocational/Professional Development Education,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20140407123511906T,Numerical model,Physics,Geoscience,Earth Science

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