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The physics of NASCAR : how to make steel + gas + rubber = speed

Author: Diandra L Leslie-Pelecky
Publisher: New York : Dutton, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Draws on the author's expertise in physics, as well as interviews with mechanics, pit crews, and other insiders, to trace the life cycle of a race car and offer insight into the scientific aspects of high-speed racing.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Diandra L Leslie-Pelecky
ISBN: 9780525950530 0525950532
OCLC Number: 181862555
Description: xiii, 286 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword / Ray Evernham --
Preface : The physics of What ...? --
1. Bones of contention --
2. Skin care --
3. Makeup --
4. Combustion --
5. Power play --
6. The wizard and the flying car problem --
7. Running with the pack --
8. Texas motor speedway at 150 mph --
9. Sound thinking --
10. The rubber hits the road --
11. Shock therapy --
12. The two-lap dash : a qualified success --
13. Keeping drivers (and fans) alive --
14. Making racing SAFER --
15. Practice doesn't always make perfect --
16. Elliott is hot --
17. The Locusts in the pit box --
18. The checkered flag --
Notes --
Acknowledgments --
Index.
Responsibility: Diandra Leslie-Pelecky.
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Draws on the author's expertise in physics, as well as interviews with mechanics, pit crews, and other insiders, to trace the life cycle of a race car and offer insight into the scientific aspects of high-speed racing.

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