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K. AshleyApplied Machine Learning for Health and Fitnesshttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-5772-2_2

2. Physics of Sports

Kevin Ashley1  
Belmont, CA, USA

No great discovery was ever made without a bold guess.

—Isaac Newton

Figure 2-1

Machine learning can predict gravity, but it may need a bigger training set than Sir Isaac Newton’s apple


This chapter provides an overview of physical principles used in modern sport science. In addition to physics, kinesiology, and biomechanics, we will also discuss how deep learning can help a sport data scientist, and vice versa, how we can improve our models by knowing a few physics principles. ...

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