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<br><br><div class="rightimage" style="width: 250px;"><img src="http://plus.maths.org/content/sites/plus.maths.org/files/news/2011/sporteng/williams.jpg" alt="Amy Williams" width="250" height="188" /><p>Amy Williams, who won gold at the 2010 Winter Olympics, and her specially designed skeleton bobsled. Image: <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Départ_de_skeleton_Amy_Williams.jpg">johnwick04</a>.</p><p><a href='http://plus.maths.org/content/sites/plus.maths.org/files/podcast/sporteng_final.mp3'>Listen to Making gold for 2012</a></p><p><a href="http://plus.maths.org/content/making-gold-2012-podcast" target="_blank">read more</a></p>http://plus.maths.org/content/making-gold-2012-podcast#commentsaerodynamicsengineeringfinite elementsmathematics in sportMon, 04 Apr 2011 09:40:41 +0000mf3445461 at http://plus.maths.org/contentMaking gold for 2012
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<p>Last week leading researchers in sports technology met at the Royal Academy of Engineering in London to demonstrate just how far their field has come over recent years. The changes they make to athletes' equipment and clothes may only make a tiny difference to their performance, but once they're added up they can mean the difference between gold and silver.</p>
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<div class="packagebacklink">Back to the <a href="http://plus.maths.org/content/ingenious-constructing-our-lives">Constructing our lives package</a></div><br clear="all"><p>Isaac Newton didn't really distinguish between science and his
other great interest, alchemy. So it's only fitting that his laws of
motion are today being used to produce gold. Not from base metals,
but from the effort of Britain's top athletes, backed by teams of
engineers who research, analyse, model and tweak to gain their
athlete the tiny advantage that can make the crucial difference.<p><a href="http://plus.maths.org/content/making-gold" target="_blank">read more</a></p>http://plus.maths.org/content/making-gold#commentsaerodynamicscomputer programmingcomputer simulationengineeringfinite elementsmathematical modellingmathematics in sportNewtonian mechanicsolympicsFri, 01 Apr 2011 09:00:00 +0000mf3445459 at http://plus.maths.org/contentSupersonic Bloodhound
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In 1997 Andy Green was the first to break the sound barrier in his car Thrust SSC, which reached speeds of over 760mph. Now he and his team want to push things even further with a car called Bloodhound, designed to reach the dizzy heights of 1,000mph, about 1.3 times the speed of sound. <b>Ben Evans</b> explains how maths is used to build this car. </div>
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<h3>The land speed record</h3>
<p>The first vehicles that today we might describe as cars were steam powered and used primarily for transporting large heavy loads back in the 18th century. Ever since, engineers have been pushing boundaries to try and get them to go faster.<p><a href="http://plus.maths.org/content/supersonic-bloodhound" target="_blank">read more</a></p>http://plus.maths.org/content/supersonic-bloodhound#comments52aerodynamicscomputational fluid dynamicsdifferential equationengineeringfinite elementsmathematical modellingmathematics in sportnavier-stokes equationsMon, 31 Aug 2009 23:00:00 +0000plusadmin2368 at http://plus.maths.org/contentDesigning loudspeakers
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In his second article, <b>David Henwood</b> explains the role of mathematics in the design of Hi-Fi loudspeakers. </div>
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<p>In his first article "<a href="/issue4/henwood1/index.html">Natural frequencies and music</a>", David Henwood introduced the idea that most structures vibrate at natural frequencies when excited (for example, by hitting them) and become deformed into corresponding shapes or <em>modes</em> as a result.</p><p><a href="http://plus.maths.org/content/designing-loudspeakers" target="_blank">read more</a></p>http://plus.maths.org/content/designing-loudspeakers#comments4distortionfinite elementsmathematical modellingmathematics and musicNautilus loudspeakerThu, 01 Jan 1998 00:00:00 +0000plusadmin2144 at http://plus.maths.org/content