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The Application of physics in sports | Original Article

Vishal Kumar*, Pradeep Kumar, in International Journal of Physical Education & Sports Sciences | Physical Education, Health, Fitness & Sports


The research set out to shed light on some fundamentals of physics and how they can be applied to athletics. Biomechanics refers to the study of how physical laws can be applied to athletics. You can break the term biomechanics” down into its constituent parts by separating the prefix bio- and the word mechanics,” from which the term derives its name. The term biomechanics was coined because of the field's focus on mechanical principles as they apply to biological processes. Given its origins in the word mechanics, it's safe to assume that biomechanics is concerned with the study of force and its consequences. According to this definition, biomechanics is the study of how mechanical forces affect biological systems. As Herbert Hatze put it in 1974, Biomechanics is the study of the structure and function of biological systems by means of the methods of mechanics, so this is essentially what the field entails. Improvements in performance, technique, equipment, injury prevention, and rehabilitation are all targets of sport and exercise biomechanics.