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    The Physics of Pole Vaulting

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    The Physics of Pole Vaulting The very idea of flying through the air at 15-19 feet just to clear a little bar scares some people to death. Maybe even more if the only thing that you have to hold onto is a little piece of plastic. The purpose of this paper is to help put some of these fears to rest from the point of view of physics. The way that pole vaulting started was during WWII. The men in the army used bamboo poles to jump over canals and ditches. After the war some people found the

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    Pole Vaulting History

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    The level of athleticism and skill required for a successful vault is overwhelming. Pole-vaulting, a Track and Field event, was introduced to the Olympics in 1896 (The Physics of Pole Vaulting, 2009). The goal of this event is to get over a bar that is set at a certain height using a vaulting pole for a boost. The athlete has three attempts to get over each height; once they have failed the three attempts, they are out of the competition. Athletes that are able to get over the height within the three

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    Physics in Sports

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    COR, the faster the ball would shoot off from the “collision” – it would go further.” (Coefficient of Restitution 2,1) Lastly in the third article when the author stated, “Clearly, pole-vaulting is an example of a sport in which technology has been used to improve athletic performance.” (The Physics of pole-vaulting ) Without physics these technological advances could not be made. Although these technological advances dont come without some issues attached. With the new technology of the carbon and

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    so dead set against Odysseus" and Zeus replies; "what nonsense you let slip through your teeth. Now, how on earth could I forget Odysseus? Great Odysseus who exels all men in wisdom, excels in offerings too he gives the immortal gods who rule the vaulting skies? No, it's the earth-shaker, Poseidon, unappeased…." (Book 1 line 72-84). What Zeus is saying is that Odysseus isn't the man who everyone thinks he is and explains why Poseidon has put a curse on his trip back to Ithaca. Odysseus was a man

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    Mental Training-sports

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    gain in it for one. Presumably, one should convince ones self that there is something to gain for one in pole-vaulting. Motivating one self is, however, somewhat paradoxical — a “catch 22”. What if you have to motivate ones self to motivate ones self? So, it is worth talking it over with another person. A person who does not find physical pleasure in pole-vaulting will not continue pole-vaulting for long. What motivates a pole-vaulter? Money? No. Love of their sport, maybe? Feeling good about being good

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    Civilization’s would-be Savior Starting with the publication of Sir Isaac Newton’s Principia Mathematica, Europe thought of itself as a supremely rational people who could ultimately conquer the world around them with nothing more than the vaulting powers of their own reason. Indeed, this attitude would dominate European thought for centuries. Working under this ethos, Europe built up a massive colonial empire and realized the dream that was global hegemony. In many tangible ways, the road

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    be " When Duncan is asleep-"5.  Macbeth loved his wife very much and valued her opinion, perhaps too much. The last of the major circumstances is simply himself and what he is deep down.  Macbeth has no control over the way he is.  It is his vaulting ambition that makes him the way he is.  This is why I consider it a circumstance where others may not.  Macbeth is weak.  He gave in to his evil side by even considering murdering Duncan.  We can see him questioning himself in his aside in Act

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    Analysis of Sonnet 73

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    against the cold like the jagged arches of the choir stand exposed to the cold'. Noted 18th-century scholar George Steevens commented that this image "was probably suggested to Shakespeare by our desolated monasteries. The resemblance between the vaulting of a Gothic isle [sic] and an avenue of trees whose upper branches meet and form an arch overhead, is too striking not to be acknowledged. When the roof of the one is shattered, and the boughs of the other leafless, the comparison becomes more solemn

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    Gothic Architecture

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    problem of finding a way to support the heavy masonry ceiling vaults over wide spans. In order to support the outward thrust of barrel vaults, vertical support walls have to be very thick and heavy. What makes possible the extensive use of ribbed vaulting and pointed arches to “open” and “lighten” the walls and space of the cathedral is the flying buttress—“an arched bridge above the aisle roof that extends from the upper nave wall, where the lateral thrust of the main vault is greatest, down to a

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    to look at a tree, which is considered among the Upper Middler students at Devon an impossibility. Phineas demonstrates his supreme power by stating that the tree is, indeed, a "cinch" (p. 6). No Upper Middler had dared to do the unthinkable, vaulting off a tree to land in a shallow river. Phineas is the first to do this. This single statement tells us much about him. He doesn't mind taking risks, enjoys intimidating others, and over exaggerates. It tells that he is very strong and powerful

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