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Gliding for gold : the physics of winter sports, Mark Denny

Label
Gliding for gold : the physics of winter sports
Title
Gliding for gold
Title remainder
the physics of winter sports
Statement of responsibility
Mark Denny
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"As anyone from cold climates knows, living with lots of ice and snow can lead to a special appreciation of sports such as skiing, sledding, and skating. Prolific physics popularizer Mark Denny's take on winter athletics lays out the physical principles that govern glaciated game play. After discussing the physical properties of ice and snow and describing the physics behind sliding friction and aerodynamic drag, Denny applies these concepts to such sports as bobsledding, snowboarding, and curling. He explains why clap skates would only hinder hockey players, how a curling rock curls, the forces that control luge speed, and how steering differs from skiing to snowboarding. With characteristic accuracy and a touch of wit, Denny provides fans, competitors, and coaches with handy, applicable insights into the games they love. The separate section of technical notes offers an original and mathematically rigorous exploration of the key aspects of winter sports physics."--Publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Denny, Mark
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QC73
LC item number
.D46 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Force and energy
  • Sliding friction
  • Winter sports
  • Force and energy
  • Sliding friction
  • Winter sports
  • Skisport
  • Wintersport
  • Gleitreibung
  • Angewandte Physik
Label
Gliding for gold : the physics of winter sports, Mark Denny
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The start lines -- Solid water : sports and science -- Ice sports. Skating on thin ice -- Down the slippery slope -- Pucks and rocks -- Snow sports. Skiing : on the slopes and on the level -- Ski jumping and snowboarding : on snow and air -- The finish lines
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
189 pages
Isbn
9781421402147
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011000459
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)699378629
  • (OCoLC)ocn699378629
Label
Gliding for gold : the physics of winter sports, Mark Denny
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The start lines -- Solid water : sports and science -- Ice sports. Skating on thin ice -- Down the slippery slope -- Pucks and rocks -- Snow sports. Skiing : on the slopes and on the level -- Ski jumping and snowboarding : on snow and air -- The finish lines
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
189 pages
Isbn
9781421402147
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011000459
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)699378629
  • (OCoLC)ocn699378629

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