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Newton at the bat : the science in sports

Author: Eric W Schrier; William F Allman
Publisher: New York : Scribner's, 1987.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. edView all editions and formats
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This account covers physical and physiological aspects of a number of supports including gold, skiing, sailing, and wrestling.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eric W Schrier; William F Allman
ISBN: 0684188201 9780684188201
OCLC Number: 15652343
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xi, 205 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Balls and other flying objects: Pitching rainbows: Untold physics of the curve ball --
What makes a knuckle dance? --
Baseball's dirty tricks --
In search of the perfect jump shot --
Slice of golf --
Bowling: Great oil debate --
Pool-hall science --
Why does a boomerang come back? --
Fairy tale physics of Frisbees --
Gear: Soul of a running shoe --
Tuning the track --
Artificial turf: Is the grass greener? --
Tennis racquet --
Mountaineer's best friends --
Cross-country skiing: Hows of wax --
Building better bikes --
Indus' wings of victory --
America's Cup: Sailing's new tacks --
Hang gliding: Science in the clouds --
Body: Wrestling with weight loss --
Winning recipes in the athlete's kitchen --
Physiology of keeping cool --
Weight lifting: What makes muscles work --
Architecture of the knee --
Growing pains for the young athlete --
World records: Limits of human performance --
Form: Ballistics of speed skiing --
Skiing on air --
Propellers, paddlewheels, and swimming faster --
Physics on the high dive --
Pole vaulting: Nonmechanical at the bar --
Backward physiology of crew --
Straight shooting --
Marathon with maps --
Finer points of darts --
Extra innings: Art and science of hitting a baseball --
Training to win: Does it have to hurt? --
Boxing;s cruelest blow --
Ballistics of model rockets --
Yom-Lyons: Physics on a string.
Responsibility: edited by Eric W. Schrier and William F. Allman.

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