Fast Car Physics

Author: Chuck Edmondson
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 1421401142
Size: 11.51 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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From selecting shifting points to load transfer in car control and beyond, Fast Car Physics is the ideal source to consult before buckling up and cinching down the belts on your racing harness.

The Physics Of Nascar

Author: Diandra Leslie-Pelecky
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101213940
Size: 18.49 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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A physicist explores the science of speed racing and the #1 spectator sport in America, with 75 million fans. Every NASCAR fan—at one time or another—asks the same question: Why isn’t my favorite driver winning? This is your chance to discover how much more there is to NASCAR than “Go fast, turn left and don’t crash.” If you’ve ever wondered why racecars don’t have mufflers, how “bump drafting” works, or what in the world “Let’s go up a pound on the right rear and add half a round of wedge” means, The Physics of NASCAR is for you. In this fast-paced investigation into the adrenaline-pumping world of NASCAR, a physicist with a passion uncovers what happens when the rubber hits the road and 800-horsepower vehicles compete at 190 miles per hour only inches from one another. Diandra Leslie-Pelecky reveals how and why drivers trust the engineering and science their teams literally build around them not only to get them across the finish line in first place, but also to keep them alive. Leslie-Pelecky is a physicist in love with the sport’s beauty and power and is uniquely qualified to explain exactly how physics translates into winning races. Based on the author’s extensive access to race shops, pit crews, crew chiefs and mechanics, this book traces the life cycle of a race car from behind the scenes at top race shops to the track. The Physics of NASCAR takes readers right into the ultra competitive world of NASCAR, from the champion driver’s hot seat behind the detachable steering wheel to the New Zealander nicknamed Kiwi in charge of shocks for the No. 19 car. Diandra Leslie-Pelecky tells her story in terms anyone who drives a car—and maybe occasionally looks under the hood--can understand. How do drivers walk away from serious crashes? How can two cars travel faster together than either car can on its own? How do you dress for a 1800°F gasoline fire? In simple yet detailed, high-octane prose, this is the ultimate thrill ride for armchair speed demons, auto science buffs, and NASCAR fans at every level of interest. Readers, start your engines.

The Physics Of Star Trek

Author: Lawrence M. Krauss
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9780465008636
Size: 10.25 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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What warps when you're traveling at warp speed? What is the difference between a wormhole and a black hole? Are time loops really possible, and can I kill my grandmother before I am born? Anyone who has ever wondered “could this really happen?” will gain useful insights into the Star Trek universe (and, incidentally, the real world of physics) in this charming and accessible guide. Lawrence M. Krauss boldly goes where Star Trek has gone-and beyond. From Newton to Hawking, from Einstein to Feynman, from Kirk to Picard, Krauss leads readers on a voyage to the world of physics as we now know it and as it might one day be.

Physics For Ocr A For Separate Award

Author: Sandra Mitchell
Publisher: Heinemann
ISBN: 0435582941
Size: 17.19 MB
Format: PDF
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This series is for schools following OCR A double or separate award for GCSE science. The resources offer preparation for the OCR exams with teacher support to minimise the amount of time spent on administration and maximise the time available for teaching. In addition, the teacher's resources are available on CD-ROM in a fully customizable format to meet the needs of individual students.

College Physics Review Quick Study Fast Facts

Author: E Staff
Publisher: Examville Study Guides
ISBN:
Size: 19.54 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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Learn and review on the go! Use Quick Review Physics Study Notes to help you learn or brush up on the subject quickly. You can use the review notes as a reference, to understand the subject better and improve your grades. Easy to remember facts to help you perform better. Use typical multiple choice questions to quickly solidify your knowledge. Perfect study notes for all high school, health sciences, premed, medical and nursing students.