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Physics in Badminton

Intro to Badminton

To many people, badminton is depicted as a "child's game," a sport that doesn't require serious competition as well as training. The stereotype that badminton is a slow simultaneously requires little action couldn't be more wrong. In fact, badminton is a really intensive sport that requires highly concentrated action that consists of running, jumping, twisting, stretching, striking and diving. In addition, badminton also requires a stable mind. It requires a lot of calmness as well as strategy upon hitting the shuttlecock. The full width of a typical badminton court is 6.1 meters (20ft) and the full length of the court is 13.4 meters (44 ft). The service courts are marked by a center line which divides the width of the court that has a distance of 1.98 meters (6 ft 6 inches) from the net, and by the outer side and back boundaries. The net is 1.55 meters (5ft 1 inch) high at the edges and 1.524 meters (5ft) high in the center. The net posts are placed over the doubles sidelines, even when singles is played. In the physics of badminton, just the swinging motion, requires a lot of work throughout the body. Badminton is a racquet sport—touted to be the fastest racquet sport in the world with shuttlecocks reaching speeds of up to 322 kph—played by two opposing players or teams. The speed in which the shuttlecock can fly goes as much as 165 mph. The fastest racket sport known. Weight throw along with racket throw carry out the formula P=W/T which measures the work done over a period of time. Weight of the racket makes a difference in speed in which a force can generate on the shuttlecock that in turns affect the distance it covers. The tension on the racket regulates the force when bird is contacting the net. The lighter the tension, the weaker the force and vice versa. The agility when moving swiftly on the court allows the body to cover the court fast enough to get mostly every single shot....
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