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Post 5 Module 2 (How the length of your stick can affect your shot)

ĀCite used: https://www.real-world-physics-problems.com/physics-of-hockey.html

Before researching further, I must know how the hockey stick is used and the physics behind one to evaluate a shot. This site provided a detailed look at a slap shot and speaks about an important aspect of a shot, weight transfer. Weight transfer is the ability to translate movement into power. In this case, power goes to your stick causing it to flex. However it is harder to utilize this movement if the stick length is not properly fitted or flex is not proper. This cite also discusses about the different curves on the blade and how it benefits your shots. In conclusion, this is a great website that informs a lot about the physics found in a hockey shot.

Post 2 Module 2 ( How the length of your stick can affect your shot)

Cite used: http://thwink.org/sustain/glossary/LeveragePoint.htm

In this website, it demonstrates the scientific definition of what leverage is. In science, leverage is the ratio of change in output to the change in input. The equation to calculating leverage is =leverage x force = change. In other words, leverage multiplied by the amount of force is equal to the change. This website also discusses four MAJOR terms to know:

Change force: Effort required to prepare and make a change

leverage point: Place in structure where a solution element can be applied

low leverage point: small amount of force causes small change

high leverage point: small amount of force causes big change

In all, a great site reviewing and analyzing the definition of leverage.