The Physics of Nascar

Author: Diandra Leslie-Pelecky
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101213949
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

Drag Friction and Resistance

Author: Stephanie Paris
Publisher: Teacher Created Materials
ISBN: 1433383586
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In this stimulating nonfiction book, readers will discover the various types of friction--including rolling friction, sliding friction, fluid friction, and static friction--and the huge impacts it has on nature, machines, and our lives. In addition, readers are encouraged to perform basic experiments to assist in the understanding of friction, kinetic energy, and water resistance. With real-life examples, colorful images, accomodating graphs and charts, and informational text, children will be inspired and engaged as they move through this book.

NASCAR and Its Greatest Drivers

Author: Britannica Educational Publishing
Publisher: Britannica Educational Publishing
ISBN: 162275591X
Format: PDF, Docs
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From its earliest inception with modified cars painted in modest black and white to the logo-covered stock cars that race today, fans get the inside track on NASCAR and the people who turned it into a multi-million dollar industry. Lively biographies of the greatest drivers on the motorway are featured, including legends, young up-and-comers, and the courageous women who have been fearless pioneers in this traditionally male-dominated sport. This enthralling package comes fully loaded with stunning color photographs and riveting text that will make readers feel as if they are sitting in the pole position at the Daytona International Speedway.

Physik

Author: David Halliday
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 9783110138979
Format: PDF
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Fsst Fricci n y resistencia Drag Friction and Resistance

Author: Stephanie Paris
Publisher: Teacher Created Materials
ISBN: 1433387034
Format: PDF, ePub
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In this stimulating, Spanish-translated nonfiction book, readers will discover the various types of friction--including rolling friction, sliding friction, fluid friction, and static friction--and the huge impact it has on nature, machines, and our lives. In addition, readers are encouraged to perform basic experiments to assist in the understanding of friction, kinetic energy, and water resistance. With real-life examples, colorful images, accommodating graphs and charts, and informational text, this title will inspire and engage children.

Physik f r Dummies

Author: Steven Holzner
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 3527692576
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Von Ampere bis Zentripetalkraft – alles, was Sie über Physik wissen müssen Lässt Thermodynamik Sie kalt? Stößt Magnetismus Sie ab? Oder springt der Funke der Elektrizität einfach nicht auf Sie über? Kein Problem, Physik für Dummies entführt auch die, die damit eigentlich nichts am Hut haben, in die faszinierende Welt der Physik. Steve Holzner stellt Ihnen physikalische Phänomene vor und erklärt die dahinterstehenden Naturgesetze samt der notwendigen mathematischen Grundlagen. Egal ob Energie, Wärme oder Licht, alles wird mit ausführlichen Beispielen und anschauli‐ chen Abbildungen erläutert. Nach jedem Kapitel finden Sie Übungsaufgaben und Lösungen, mit denen Sie das Gelernte festigen können.

Physik

Author: Paul Allen Tipler
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783827424365
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Autor)Paul A. Tipler / Gene Mosca(Titel)Physikf r Wissenschaftler und Ingenieure(copy)Verst ndlich, einpr gsam, lebendig - das ist Tiplers Einf hrung in die Experimentalphysik. Studienanf nger - egal, ob sie Physik im Haupt- oder Nebenfach studieren - finden hier Schritt f r Schritt den Einstieg in die Physik. Durchgerechnete Beispielaufgaben vermitteln die notwendige Sicherheit f r anstehende Klausuren und Pr fungen. Wie spannend Physik und ihre Anwendungen sein k nnen, zeigen Essays ber aktuelle Forschungsthemen. Wer dieses Buch aufschl gt, wird es so schnell nicht wieder aus der Hand legen: - anschauliche Grafik und viele Fotos - das erste durchgehend vierfarbige Experimentalphysik-Lehrbuch in deutscher Sprache- verst ndliche Aufbereitung des Pr fungsstoffes- ausgearbeitete Beispielaufgaben, vom Text deutlich abgesetzt- zu jedem Kapitel eine Zusammenfassung mit den wichtigsten Gesetzen und Formeln- zahlreiche bungsaufgaben sowie Tabellen mit physikalischen Daten- aktuelle Themen aus Forschung und Anwendung((Falls noch Platz sein sollte))Das Lehrbuch berdeckt die Experimentalphysik in ihrer gesamten Breite: Mechanik; Schwingungen und Wellen; Thermodynamik; Elektrizit t und Magnetismus; Optik; Relativit tstheorie; Quantenmechanik und ihre Anwendungen von der Teilchen- bis zur Festk rperphysik; Astrophysik(Biblio)