# Applied Math Seminar

Date:

09/27/2018 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Location:

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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