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The physics of hockey

Author: Alain Haché
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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What do Wayne Gretzky and thermodynamics have in common? A lot more than you might think. The game the National Hockey League calls "the coolest game on earth" is also a fast-paced, dynamic display of physics in action. Aimed at hockey fans, this text uses plain language to describe the physical principles involved in the sport. Physicist and amateur hockey goalie Haché (U. de Moncton, Canada) explains, among other  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alain Haché
ISBN: 0801870712 9780801870712
OCLC Number: 48761362
Description: xiii, 184 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction --
On ice --
Skating --
Shooting pucks --
Collisions and protective gear --
Keeping the net --
The game --
Appendix.
Responsibility: Alain Haché.
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A thought-provoking, fun, and gentle introduction to some basic issues in physics, The Physics of Hockey is a truly unique book worthy of the shelf of every hockey fan and physics enthusiast.  Read more...

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Hache brings to this informative study the perspective of a physicist and amateur hockey player (goalie). He stints on neither the physics, which he presents clearly, nor the hockey, making the Read more...

 
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