Torus Talks: Order and Chaos in Figure Skating by Vaghn Gzenda

January 23, 2020

Figure skating is a beautiful and popular sport combining elegance, athleticism and precision, in a seemingly effortless and artful performance. It is no surprise that the mathematics underlying the motion of a figure skater shares this beauty and elegance. In this talk, we discuss a contemporary geometric incarnation of Newton's theory of motion and its application to the dynamics of a static (non-articulated) figure skater. We examine two central cases of the dynamics of figure skating.

The Math and Stats Department Torus Talks showcase the beauty of mathematics and statistics in a low-key and fun way. The talks are pitched to a general university audience and we invite the entire university community to explore mathematics and statistics with us.

Presented by:

Vaughn Gzenda


Faculty of Arts and Science
Department of Mathematics and Statistics »



Event Details

Date January 23, 2020
Start Time 1:00 p.m.
End Time 2:00 p.m.
Location Building 5
Room 5-259
City Centre Campus
10700 – 104 Avenue
Edmonton, AB
Event Type Lecture/speaker/presentation
Contact Person Karen Buro
Contact Phone 780-633-3911
Contact Email burok@macewan.ca