Gold Medal Physics: The Science of Sports

Gold Medal Physics: The Science of Sports

by John Eric Goff

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780801893223
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 01/01/2010
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 232
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.57(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

John Eric Goff is an associate professor of physics and chair of the physics department at Lynchburg College.

Table of Contents

Preface
1. The Pre-Game Show
2. It's Not Over Until the Trombone Player Goes Down: Vectors and How to Think Like a Physicist
3. All Hail Flutie: Gravity and Projectiles
4. Vive le Lance: Simplifying the Complicated
5. A Leap into the Unknown: More Projectiles and Angular Momentum
6. Amazing Spins in and around All Kinds of Water: Rotations in Water Sports
7. Soccer Kicks Gone Bananas: Off-Center Kicking and the Magnus Force
8. Four Olympics and Four Straight Gold Medals: Centripetal Motion and Lift
9. It Takes More Than a Big Gut: Caloric Consumption and Linear Momentum
10. The Post-Game Show
Further Reading
Index

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