The Resource The physics of baseball, Robert Kemp Adair

The physics of baseball, Robert Kemp Adair

Label
The physics of baseball
Title
The physics of baseball
Statement of responsibility
Robert Kemp Adair
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A "fascinating and irresistible" ("New York Times Book Review") look at the science behind America's favorite pastime, complete with charts and graphs, baseball lore, and anecdotes about famous players
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Adair, Robert Kemp
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QC26
LC item number
.A23 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Physics
  • Baseball
  • Force and energy
  • Physique
  • Base-ball
  • Force et énergie
  • Baseball
  • Force and energy
  • Physics
  • Honkbal
  • Natuurkunde
Label
The physics of baseball, Robert Kemp Adair
Link
https://archive.org/details/physicsofbasebal00adai_1
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
Models and their limitations -- Flight of the baseball -- Baseball--air resistance -- Spin and the magnus coefficient -- Distance of flight of a batted ball -- Swing of the bat: Model of batting -- Batter reaction time -- Pitching: Pitcher's task -- Curveball -- Knuckleball -- Hop of the fastball -- Pitching with an illegally modified ball -- Pitching in the wind and on high -- Energetics of a thrown ball -- Pitching tactics: High and tight, low and away -- Left-handed and right-handed players -- Batting the ball: Bat-ball collision -- Spin of the batted ball -- Effects on the distance balls are hit -- How far can a ball be hit? -- Number of home runs -- Properties of bats: Optimum bat weight -- Hitting the ball imperfectly -- Aberrant bats: Aluminum bats -- Aberrant bats: Corked bats -- Running, fielding, and throwing: Running -- Judging fly balls -- Fielding ground balls--long and short hops -- Throwing in the infield and outfield -- Index
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
3rd ed., rev., updated, and expanded.
Extent
xvi, 169 pages
Isbn
9780060084363
Lccn
2001039886
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)48003183
  • (OCoLC)ocm48003183
Label
The physics of baseball, Robert Kemp Adair
Link
https://archive.org/details/physicsofbasebal00adai_1
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
Models and their limitations -- Flight of the baseball -- Baseball--air resistance -- Spin and the magnus coefficient -- Distance of flight of a batted ball -- Swing of the bat: Model of batting -- Batter reaction time -- Pitching: Pitcher's task -- Curveball -- Knuckleball -- Hop of the fastball -- Pitching with an illegally modified ball -- Pitching in the wind and on high -- Energetics of a thrown ball -- Pitching tactics: High and tight, low and away -- Left-handed and right-handed players -- Batting the ball: Bat-ball collision -- Spin of the batted ball -- Effects on the distance balls are hit -- How far can a ball be hit? -- Number of home runs -- Properties of bats: Optimum bat weight -- Hitting the ball imperfectly -- Aberrant bats: Aluminum bats -- Aberrant bats: Corked bats -- Running, fielding, and throwing: Running -- Judging fly balls -- Fielding ground balls--long and short hops -- Throwing in the infield and outfield -- Index
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
3rd ed., rev., updated, and expanded.
Extent
xvi, 169 pages
Isbn
9780060084363
Lccn
2001039886
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)48003183
  • (OCoLC)ocm48003183

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