Gliding for Gold: The Physics of Winter Sports

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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 ...

Gliding for Gold: The Physics of Winter Sports 2011, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore

ISBN-13: 9781421402154

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Gliding for Gold: The Physics of Winter Sports 2011, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore

ISBN-13: 9781421402147

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