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Subject: Calculating the lift of a Ski Jumper

Date: Thu Apr 6 16:00:59 2006
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Area of science: Physics
ID: 1144364459.Ph

Hello, I am doing a physics project on ski jumping, and I was wondering how 
to, specifically calculate the lift of normal ski jumper.  I have Bernoulliís 
equation to use but I can not find any of the data to plug into it such as the 
surface area of a skier in flight (I know it varies a lot but roughly), the 
change in speed above the ski versus below the ski, and the air density (or an 
equation to find it).  If you could answer any of these questions, it would be 
greatly appreciated. 

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