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Author Goff, John Eric, 1970-

Title Gold medal physics : the science of sports / John Eric Goff.

Imprint Baltimore, Md. : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  796.0153 G556g 2010    ---  Available
Description xi, 214 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 207-209) and index.
Summary Nothing is quite as thrilling as watching superior athletes do the seemingly impossible and wonder, "How did they do that?" Learn the basic physics behind the athletic endeavors of the sporting events you watch.
Contents The pre-game show -- It's not over until the trombone player goes down : vectors and how to think like a physicist -- All hail Flutie : gravity and projectiles -- Vive le Lance : simplifying the complicated -- A leap into the unknown : more projectiles and angular momentum -- Amazing spins in and around all kinds of water : rotations in water sports -- Soccer kicks gone bananas : off-center kicking and the Magnus force -- Four Olympics and four straight gold medals : centripetal motion and lift -- It takes more that a big gut : caloric consumption and linear momentum -- The post-game show.
Subject Sports sciences.
Force and energy -- Miscellanea.
ISBN 9780801893223 (pbk.)
0801893224 (pbk.)
9780801893216 (hc)
0801893216 (hc)

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