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The physics of sports, Michael Lisa, The Ohio State University

Label
The physics of sports
Title
The physics of sports
Statement of responsibility
Michael Lisa, The Ohio State University
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"There is a large and growing number of excellent books on physics and sports. While these books are well written, educational, and often entertaining, they are simply not textbooks. Physics concepts such as force, velocity, and torque, come into the discussion. Interesting facts are given, and occasionally a formula is applied. However, the focus is typically on conveying interesting physics related facts about a particular sport, rather than developing a general appreciation and facility for scientific reasoning. This book is intended as a textbook for a 1 semester or a 1-2 quarter undergraduate course, for students not necessarily intending to major in Physical Science, Engineering, or a related field. With this course, it is hoped that a student's natural interest in athletics and the direct relevance to concrete material will bridge the gap for students turned off by the seemingly abstract stuff covered in many undergraduate physics courses. The discussion being completely centered around real life examples, allows students to understand sports by talking about Physics."--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lisa, Michael
Dewey number
796.01/53
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • photographs
Index
no index present
LC call number
QC26
LC item number
.L57 2016
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Physics
  • Sports
  • Physics
  • Sports
Label
The physics of sports, Michael Lisa, The Ohio State University
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Part I. Primary Chapters. 1. Warm-up: Basic concepts -- 2. Racing, Mathematically -- 3. Net Force: Dwight Howard illustrates -- 4. Punts, the Fosbury Flop, and Other Projectile Motions -- 5. Curveballs, Foul Shots, and Bent Kicks -- 6. Game Changers: Collisions in Sports -- 7. Energy in Sports: Bursts of Power -- 8. Energy and Timing in Elastic Equipment -- 9. The Physics of Cycling -- 10. Twisting Athletes in Flight -- Part II. Supplementary Chapters. 11. Lines of Action on the Line of Scrimmage: The Torque Wars -- 12. A Barry Bonds Home Run -- 13. The Pole Vault -- 14. Is It Better to Run through First Base or to Dive? --
  • 1.3.
  • 9.2.
  • Power Output
  • 9.3.
  • Talansky Drives the Bike
  • 10.
  • Twisting Athletes in Flight
  • 10.1.
  • Human Rotation
  • 10.2.
  • Backward Giant Circle
  • The Center of Mass
  • 10.3.
  • Figure Skating: Spinning on Ice
  • 10.4.
  • Rotational Action and Reaction
  • Part II.
  • Supplementary Chapters :
  • 11.
  • Lines of Action on the Line of Scrimmage: The Torque Wars
  • 12.
  • A Barry Bonds Home Run
  • 2.
  • 12.1.
  • Ball-Bat Collision: Speeds, Impulse, Force
  • 12.2.
  • Batted Ball Speed
  • 12.3.
  • Focus on the Bat
  • 13.
  • The Pole Vault
  • 13.1.
  • Origins
  • Racing, Mathematically
  • 14.
  • Is It Better to Run through First Base or to Dive?
  • 14.1.
  • The Story according to Sport Science
  • 14.2.
  • Too Close to Call
  • 14.3.
  • Diving Speed
  • 14.4.
  • What's Really Happening: Torque and Impulse
  • 2.1.
  • 14.5.
  • Other Issues
  • 14.6.
  • Concluding Remarks
  • Phelps in Beijing
  • 2.2.
  • Bolt in Berlin
  • 2.3.
  • Rope-Climbing and Diving
  • Part I.
  • 3.
  • Net Force: Dwight Howard illustrates
  • 3.1.
  • How Things Interact: Forces
  • 3.2.
  • The Physics of a Dwight Howard Dunk
  • 3.3.
  • Sideways Traction
  • 3.4.
  • More-Complex Situations
  • Primary Chapters :
  • 3.5.
  • "Imaginary Forces" in Sports
  • 4.
  • Punts, the Fosbury Flop, and Other Projectile Motions
  • 4.1.
  • The Math: Simpler Than You Think
  • 4.2.
  • Football Punt: Range, Hang Time, and Compromise
  • 4.3.
  • Shot-Put
  • 1.
  • 4.4.
  • Human Projectiles
  • 5.
  • Curveballs, Foul Shots, and Bent Kicks
  • 5.1.
  • Overview
  • 5.2.
  • Immersion in Fluid: Buoyancy
  • 5.3.
  • Moving Through Fluid Drag
  • Warm-up: Basic concepts
  • 5.4.
  • Sideward Forces from Asymmetries
  • 5.5.
  • Aerodynamic Forces, One at a Time
  • 5.6.
  • More Complicated Aerodynamics in Sports
  • 5.7.
  • Not All Air Is Created Equal
  • 6.
  • Game Changers: Collisions in Sports
  • 1.1.
  • 6.1.
  • What a Collision Is and How to Think About It
  • 6.2.
  • The Physics of a Football Tackle
  • 6.3.
  • Gentler Pursuits: Bowling
  • 6.4.
  • A Happy Medium: Dribbling and Driving
  • 6.5.
  • Off-Center Hits: Spinning the Ball
  • Quantifying the World of Sports
  • 7.
  • Energy in Sports: Bursts of Power
  • 7.1.
  • Bouncing Basketball: The Whole Process
  • 7.2.
  • Efficiency
  • 7.3.
  • The Athlete: The Energetic Starting Point
  • 7.4.
  • Keeping Score: Energy Accounting in Sports
  • 1.2.
  • 7.5.
  • Uncle Rico's Hopes Dashed
  • 7.6.
  • Behdad Salimikordsiabi's Clean and Jerk
  • 8.
  • Energy and Timing in Elastic Equipment
  • 8.1.
  • The Physics of Archery I: Energy Storage and Transfer
  • 8.2.
  • The Physics of Archery II: Fire Power
  • When We Don't Have Exact Numbers
  • 8.3.
  • The Physics of Archery III: Archer's Paradox
  • 8.4.
  • Zdeno Chara's Slap Shot: Fast Storage, Faster Release
  • 8.5.
  • Bungee-Jumping Brides and Quadratic Equations
  • 9.
  • The Physics of Cycling
  • 9.1.
  • Input to the Bike: Sustained Human Power
Control code
ocn932128467
Dimensions
28cm
Extent
xxiii, 378 pages
Isbn
9780073513973
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2016006219
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), photographs (chiefly color), portrait
System control number
(OCoLC)932128467
Label
The physics of sports, Michael Lisa, The Ohio State University
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Part I. Primary Chapters. 1. Warm-up: Basic concepts -- 2. Racing, Mathematically -- 3. Net Force: Dwight Howard illustrates -- 4. Punts, the Fosbury Flop, and Other Projectile Motions -- 5. Curveballs, Foul Shots, and Bent Kicks -- 6. Game Changers: Collisions in Sports -- 7. Energy in Sports: Bursts of Power -- 8. Energy and Timing in Elastic Equipment -- 9. The Physics of Cycling -- 10. Twisting Athletes in Flight -- Part II. Supplementary Chapters. 11. Lines of Action on the Line of Scrimmage: The Torque Wars -- 12. A Barry Bonds Home Run -- 13. The Pole Vault -- 14. Is It Better to Run through First Base or to Dive? --
  • 1.3.
  • 9.2.
  • Power Output
  • 9.3.
  • Talansky Drives the Bike
  • 10.
  • Twisting Athletes in Flight
  • 10.1.
  • Human Rotation
  • 10.2.
  • Backward Giant Circle
  • The Center of Mass
  • 10.3.
  • Figure Skating: Spinning on Ice
  • 10.4.
  • Rotational Action and Reaction
  • Part II.
  • Supplementary Chapters :
  • 11.
  • Lines of Action on the Line of Scrimmage: The Torque Wars
  • 12.
  • A Barry Bonds Home Run
  • 2.
  • 12.1.
  • Ball-Bat Collision: Speeds, Impulse, Force
  • 12.2.
  • Batted Ball Speed
  • 12.3.
  • Focus on the Bat
  • 13.
  • The Pole Vault
  • 13.1.
  • Origins
  • Racing, Mathematically
  • 14.
  • Is It Better to Run through First Base or to Dive?
  • 14.1.
  • The Story according to Sport Science
  • 14.2.
  • Too Close to Call
  • 14.3.
  • Diving Speed
  • 14.4.
  • What's Really Happening: Torque and Impulse
  • 2.1.
  • 14.5.
  • Other Issues
  • 14.6.
  • Concluding Remarks
  • Phelps in Beijing
  • 2.2.
  • Bolt in Berlin
  • 2.3.
  • Rope-Climbing and Diving
  • Part I.
  • 3.
  • Net Force: Dwight Howard illustrates
  • 3.1.
  • How Things Interact: Forces
  • 3.2.
  • The Physics of a Dwight Howard Dunk
  • 3.3.
  • Sideways Traction
  • 3.4.
  • More-Complex Situations
  • Primary Chapters :
  • 3.5.
  • "Imaginary Forces" in Sports
  • 4.
  • Punts, the Fosbury Flop, and Other Projectile Motions
  • 4.1.
  • The Math: Simpler Than You Think
  • 4.2.
  • Football Punt: Range, Hang Time, and Compromise
  • 4.3.
  • Shot-Put
  • 1.
  • 4.4.
  • Human Projectiles
  • 5.
  • Curveballs, Foul Shots, and Bent Kicks
  • 5.1.
  • Overview
  • 5.2.
  • Immersion in Fluid: Buoyancy
  • 5.3.
  • Moving Through Fluid Drag
  • Warm-up: Basic concepts
  • 5.4.
  • Sideward Forces from Asymmetries
  • 5.5.
  • Aerodynamic Forces, One at a Time
  • 5.6.
  • More Complicated Aerodynamics in Sports
  • 5.7.
  • Not All Air Is Created Equal
  • 6.
  • Game Changers: Collisions in Sports
  • 1.1.
  • 6.1.
  • What a Collision Is and How to Think About It
  • 6.2.
  • The Physics of a Football Tackle
  • 6.3.
  • Gentler Pursuits: Bowling
  • 6.4.
  • A Happy Medium: Dribbling and Driving
  • 6.5.
  • Off-Center Hits: Spinning the Ball
  • Quantifying the World of Sports
  • 7.
  • Energy in Sports: Bursts of Power
  • 7.1.
  • Bouncing Basketball: The Whole Process
  • 7.2.
  • Efficiency
  • 7.3.
  • The Athlete: The Energetic Starting Point
  • 7.4.
  • Keeping Score: Energy Accounting in Sports
  • 1.2.
  • 7.5.
  • Uncle Rico's Hopes Dashed
  • 7.6.
  • Behdad Salimikordsiabi's Clean and Jerk
  • 8.
  • Energy and Timing in Elastic Equipment
  • 8.1.
  • The Physics of Archery I: Energy Storage and Transfer
  • 8.2.
  • The Physics of Archery II: Fire Power
  • When We Don't Have Exact Numbers
  • 8.3.
  • The Physics of Archery III: Archer's Paradox
  • 8.4.
  • Zdeno Chara's Slap Shot: Fast Storage, Faster Release
  • 8.5.
  • Bungee-Jumping Brides and Quadratic Equations
  • 9.
  • The Physics of Cycling
  • 9.1.
  • Input to the Bike: Sustained Human Power
Control code
ocn932128467
Dimensions
28cm
Extent
xxiii, 378 pages
Isbn
9780073513973
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2016006219
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), photographs (chiefly color), portrait
System control number
(OCoLC)932128467

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