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Newton at the bat : the science in sports

Author: Eric W Schrier; William F Allman
Publisher: New York : C. Scribner's Sons, ©1984.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Newton at the bat.
New York : Scribner, 1984
(OCoLC)559951196
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eric W Schrier; William F Allman
ISBN: 0684181304 9780684181301
OCLC Number: 10403492
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xi, 178 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Part I : Balls and other flying objects --
Pitching rainbows : Untold physics of the curve ball --
What makes a knuckleball dance? --
Baseball's dirty tricks --
In search of the perfect jump shot --
A slice of golf --
Bowling : the great oil debate --
Pool-hall science --
Why does a boomerang come back? --
Fairy tale physics of Frisbees --
Part II : Gear --
Soul of a running shoe --
Tuning the track --
Artificial turf : is the grass greener? --
The tennis racquet --
A mountaineer's best friends --
Cross-country skiing : the hows of wax --
Building better bikes --
Indys' wings of victory --
Part III : The body --
Wrestling with weight loss --
Winning recipes in the athlete's kitchen --
The physiology of keeping cool --
Weight lifting : what makes muscles work --
Architecture of the knee --
Growing pains for the young athlete --
World records : The limits of human performance --
Part IV : Form --
Ballistics of speed skiing --
Skiing on air --
Propellers, paddlewheels, and swimming faster --
Physics on the high dive --
Pole vaulting : biomechanics at the bar --
The backward physiology of crew --
Straight shooting --
Marathoning with maps --
The finer points of darts.
Responsibility: edited by Eric W. Schrier and William F. Allman.

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