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Chapter 12 Summary

  • This chapter has provided the reader with an understanding of the forces involved when a body moves through a fluid (air and water).
  • The equations of fluid flow were identified to give the reader an understanding of the relationship between the variables.
  • Different types of fluid flow were defined and an appreciation of how these forces affect sport and exercise movements have also been covered (aerodynamics of the discus for example).
  • Other mechanisms such as those that cause lift are also covered (Bernoulli and Magnus effects).
  • Application to performance is highlighted throughout.