#### Event Title

Halfpipes and Hangtime

#### Faculty Sponsor

Michael Hitchman

#### Location

Jereld R. Nicholson Library

#### Date

5-13-2011 3:00 PM

#### End Date

5-13-2011 4:30 PM

#### Subject Area

Mathematics (applied)

#### Description

We will determine the shape of a snowboard course that will maximize the vertical air a skilled snowboarder can achieve. In order to achieve maximum vertical air the snowboarder must first achieve maximum velocity. Our first goal is to maximize our snowboarder’s velocity. Once we have determined the maximum velocity of the snowboarder we can begin to consider other factors such as acceleration, distance, and time. We will also need to consider the radius of the quarter pipe and the ideal angle of which the snowboarder will exit the ramp. Finally we will consider practicality and tailor the structure to optimize other requirements.

#### Recommended Citation

Hamilton, Geoffrey; Nichols, Amanda; and Bogardus, Emily, "Halfpipes and Hangtime" (2011). *Science and Social Sciences.* Event. Submission 19.

http://digitalcommons.linfield.edu/studsymp_sci/2011/all/19

Halfpipes and Hangtime

Jereld R. Nicholson Library

We will determine the shape of a snowboard course that will maximize the vertical air a skilled snowboarder can achieve. In order to achieve maximum vertical air the snowboarder must first achieve maximum velocity. Our first goal is to maximize our snowboarder’s velocity. Once we have determined the maximum velocity of the snowboarder we can begin to consider other factors such as acceleration, distance, and time. We will also need to consider the radius of the quarter pipe and the ideal angle of which the snowboarder will exit the ramp. Finally we will consider practicality and tailor the structure to optimize other requirements.