The Book of Wildly Spectacular Sports Science

The Book of Wildly Spectacular Sports Science

Book - 2016
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"Why does a knuckleball flutter? Why do belly flops hurt so much? Why would a quarterback prefer a deflated football? Here are 54 all-star experiments that demonstrate the scientific principles powering a wide variety of sports and activities--and offer insights that can help you improve your own athletic skills. How does a black belt karate chop her way through a stack of bricks? Use Popsicle sticks to understand why it's possible and learn the role played by Newton's second law of motion. Does LeBron James really float through the air on the way to a dunk? Use a tennis ball, a paperback book, and the help of a friend to understand the science of momentum and the real meaning of hang time. Using common household objects, each project includes step-by-step instructions, tips, and a detailed explanation of how and why the experiment worked. It's a win-win."
Publisher: New York : Workman Publishing, [2016]
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780761189282
Call Number: j796.015 CON
Characteristics: xi, 243 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Thomas, Chad - Illustrator


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54 experiments that demonstrate the scientific principles several different sports. How is it possible that a human can break a stack of bricks with their hand? Hint: Newton's Second Law of Motion!) Understanding the science will help you develop your own skills on the field, mat, or court.

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