Applied Math Seminar

09/27/2018 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
POT 745
Speaker(s) / Presenter(s): 
Margaret Grogan, University of Kentucky
Title: A Mathematical Model for the Force and Energetics in Competitive Running
Abstract: Competitive running has been around for thousands of years and many people have wondered what the optimal form and strategy is for running a race. In his paper, Behncke develops a simple mathematical model that focuses on the relationships and dynamics between the forces and energetics at play in order to find an optimal strategy for racing various distances. In this talk, I will describe the biomechanics, energetics, and optimization of running in Behncke's model and present his findings. Note: you do not have to like running to come to this talk :)
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