Torus Talks: Order and Chaos in Figure Skating by Vaghn Gzenda
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.
Faculty of Arts and Science
Department of Mathematics and Statistics »
January 23, 2020
City Centre Campus10700 – 104 AvenueEdmonton, AB