The Physics of Baseball

Third Edition, Revised, Updated, and Expanded


Author: Robert K. Adair

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062407821

Category: Science

Page: 192

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Blending scientific fact and sports trivia, Robert Adair examines what a baseball or player in motion does-and why. How fast can a batted ball go? What effect do stitch patterns have on wind resistance? How far does a curve ball break? Who reaches first base faster after a bunt, a right- or left-handed batter? The answers are often surprising—and always illuminating. This newly revised third edition considers recent developments in the science of sport such as the neurophysiology of batting, bat vibration, and the character of the "sweet spot." Faster pitchers, longer hitters, and enclosed stadiums also get a good, hard scientific look to determine their effects on the game. Filled with anecdotes about famous players and incidents, The Physics of Baseball provides fans with fascinating insights into America's favorite pastime.

The Physics of Basketball


Author: John J. Fontanella

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801889523

Category: Science

Page: 168

View: 7591

Reddick do naturally the things that Isaac Newton says they should.


A History of America's Game


Author: Benjamin G. Rader

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252075501

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 296

View: 4929

A succinct history of baseball, newly revised and updated

Die Sportlerschulter

Diagnostik, Behandlungsmanagement, Rehabilitation


Author: Casper Grim ,Martin Engelhardt

Publisher: Schattauer Verlag

ISBN: 3794530527


Page: 376

View: 1970

Sportorthopädische Probleme gezielt schultern Die Funktionseinheit „Schulter“ ist komplex gebaut, enorm beweglich und sehr empfindlich. Insbesondere Sportarten mit schnellen Bewegungen und hoher Krafteinwirkung bedingen Verletzungen, Fehlbelastungs- und Überlastungsschäden des Schultergelenks und Schultergürtels. Diese können – unzulänglich behandelt – sogar die Sportlerkarriere bedrohen. Frakturen, Luxationen, Band- und Kapselverletzungen – eine exakte Diagnosestellung und das Finden einer adäquaten Behandlungsstrategie können durchaus schwierig sein. Erfahrene Spezialisten geben einen aktuellen Einblick in die medizinische Sportlerbetreuung: von den Besonderheiten in der Diagnostik der Sportlerschulter über mögliche Therapieansätze bis hin zu Rehabilitations- und Präventionsmaßnahmen. Ob Überkopf-, Ball-, Schläger- oder Kampfsportarten: Unter Beachtung biomechanischer Aspekte sowie spezifischer Anforderungs- und Belastungsprofile ermöglichen Sie Ihren Schulter-Patienten eine individuelle Behandlung und ein erfolgreiches „Return to Play“. Ein wertvoller Fundus und praktischer Leitfaden für konservativ und operativ tätige Orthopäden, Unfallchirurgen, Sportärzte, Traumatologen, Rehabilitationsmediziner und Physiotherapeuten. Keywords: Schulter, Schultergelenk, Sport, Sportorthopädie, Sporttraumatologie, Chirurgie, Schulterverletzung, Arthroskopie, PASTA, SLAP, Scapula, ACG, Rotatorenmanschette, Luxation, Claviculafraktur, Tendinitis calcarea

The Science of Baseball

Batting, Bats, Bat-Ball Collisions, and the Flight of the Ball


Author: A. Terry Bahill

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3030030326

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 309

View: 8655

This augmented, new edition adds discussion of the bat’s vertical sweetness gradient, eye-hand cross-dominance, models for the swing of a bat, and accuracy of simulations. The book retains its description of dynamic collisions between baseballs, softballs, and bats, and the intricate modeling of these interactions, using only basic math and physical principles. Veteran baseball science author Terry Bahill explains models for the speed and spin of balls and bats and calculations for bat-ball collisions at a level accessible to most students of the science of baseball. Demystifying the most important factors for understanding bat performance—bat weight, moment of inertia, the coefficient of restitution, and characteristics of humans swinging the bats—Dr. Bahill also explains physical aspects of the optimal bat and the sweet spot. Praise for the First Edition “Dr. Bahill’s book is the perfect tool for teaching how to solve some of baseball’s basic science problems. Using only simple Newtonian principles and the conservation laws, Dr. Bahill explains how to model bat-ball collisions. Also, he derives equations governing the flight of the ball, and proceeds to show what factors affect air density and how this density affects the ball’s flight. And as a unique addition to his fine book, he provides advice for selecting the optimal bat—a surprising bonus!” Dave Baldwin, PhD Major League pitcher, 1966-1973, lifetime Major League ERA, 3.08 “If I were the General Manger of a baseball team, I would tell my people to write a ten-page paper describing what this book contains that could improve our performance. I think the book provides the foundation for change.” Bruce Gissing Executive VP-Operations (retired) Boeing Commercial Airplanes “[I] had a chance to read your research, and I fully agree with your findings.” Baseball Legend Ted Williams, in a 1984 letter to the author

Ultimate Baseball Road Trip

A Fan's Guide to Major League Stadiums


Author: Josh Pahigian,Kevin O'Connell

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0762784199

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 512

View: 8941

The most entertaining and comprehensive guide to every baseball fan’s dream road trip—including every new ballpark since the 2004 edition—revised and completely updated!

Scientific Computing with MATLAB and Octave


Author: Alfio Quarteroni,Fausto Saleri,Paola Gervasio

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642453678

Category: Computers

Page: 450

View: 8664

This textbook is an introduction to Scientific Computing, in which several numerical methods for the computer-based solution of certain classes of mathematical problems are illustrated. The authors show how to compute the zeros, the extrema, and the integrals of continuous functions, solve linear systems, approximate functions using polynomials and construct accurate approximations for the solution of ordinary and partial differential equations. To make the format concrete and appealing, the programming environments Matlab and Octave are adopted as faithful companions. The book contains the solutions to several problems posed in exercises and examples, often originating from important applications. At the end of each chapter, a specific section is devoted to subjects which were not addressed in the book and contains bibliographical references for a more comprehensive treatment of the material. From the review: ".... This carefully written textbook, the third English edition, contains substantial new developments on the numerical solution of differential equations. It is typeset in a two-color design and is written in a style suited for readers who have mathematics, natural sciences, computer sciences or economics as a background and who are interested in a well-organized introduction to the subject." Roberto Plato (Siegen), Zentralblatt MATH 1205.65002.

Doing Physics with Scientific Notebook

A Problem Solving Approach


Author: Joseph Gallant

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119941946

Category: Science

Page: 416

View: 2218

The goal of this book is to teach undergraduate students how to use Scientific Notebook (SNB) to solve physics problems. SNB software combines word processing and mathematics in standard notation with the power of symbolic computation. As its name implies, SNB can be used as a notebook in which students set up a math or science problem, write and solve equations, and analyze and discuss their results. Written by a physics teacher with over 20 years experience, this text includes topics that have educational value, fit within the typical physics curriculum, and show the benefits of using SNB. This easy-to-read text: Provides step-by-step instructions for using Scientific Notebook (SNB) to solve physics problems Features examples in almost every section to enhance the reader's understanding of the relevant physics and to provide detailed instructions on using SNB Follows the traditional physics curriculum, so it can be used to supplement teaching at all levels of undergraduate physics Includes many problems taken from the author’s class notes and research Aimed at undergraduate physics and engineering students, this text teaches readers how to use SNB to solve some everyday physics problems.

The Physics and Technology of Tennis


Author: Howard Brody,Rodney Cross,Crawford Lindsey

Publisher: Usrsa


Category: Science

Page: 437

View: 1734

Helping coaches and players streamline their learning systems, improve their performance, and further their understanding and enjoyment of the game, this book provides an entertaining and enlightening look at the physics behind how to use a racquet to change the speed and direction of a tennis ball. Distinguishing the science from the folklore and myth, it makes the physics of tennis understandable to players of all skill levels. Important issues such as the role of string tension, the meaning of power, the importance of swing weight, and the relevance of the various sweet spots are addressed. Athletes are shown how to play better tennis by obeying the laws of the universe, optimizing equipment for ultimate performance, and understanding the dynamics of tennis events. From speed-to-spin ratios and shock vibration scales to choosing string on a moist day, this guide covers it all.



Author: David Halliday,Robert Resnick

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110138979


Page: 17

View: 2069

Senior High Core Collection

A Selection Guide


Author: Raymond W. Barber,Patrice Bartell

Publisher: Hw Wilson Co

ISBN: 9780824210861

Category: Best books

Page: 1456

View: 6485

- More than 6,500 books in the initial clothbound volume, plus more than 2,400 new titles in four annual supplements. - New coverage of biographies, art, sports, Islam and the Middle East, and cultural diversity. - Special focus on graphic novels, primary source materials, nonbook materials, and periodicals. - Analytic entries for items in collections and anthologies.

Larceny & Old Leather

The Mischievous Legacy of Major League Baseball


Author: Eldon L. Ham

Publisher: Chicago Review Press


Category: History

Page: 260

View: 8199

A chronicle of baseball's crimes, misdemeanors, and humorous moments from the early twentieth century to the present looks at such practices as thrown games, stolen signs, and doctored bats and balls.

Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology for Communication Disorders


Author: John A. Seikel,David G. Drumright,Paula Seikel

Publisher: Singular

ISBN: 9780766859463

Category: Anatomy

Page: 457

View: 3882

Written as an accessible, easy to use anatomy and physiology book for introductory communication sciences courses and speech-language pathology assistants, this resource is derived from the best selling Anatomy and Physiology for Speech, Language, and Hearing, 2nd Edition. Richly illustrated, this book is accompanied by a CD-ROM that provides users with additional information on the anatomy and physiology of the speech and hearing systems through interactive self-study, animations, quizzes, and more. A comprehensive glossary provides definitions of key terms and study questions accompany each chapter, allowing users to test their understanding of information. Written in user-friendly language, this must-have book is perfect for anyone who wants to understand the essentials of anatomy and physiology of communication disorders.

The Impact of Technology on Sport II


Author: Franz Konstantin Fuss,Aleksandar Subic,Sadayuki Ujihashi

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780415456951

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 940

View: 5682

Sport technology has to be seen from the holistic, as well as inter- and transdisciplinary point of view. Product development requires close collaboration between engineers, athletes, sports scientists, and business managers. It requires an in-depth understanding of engineering disciplines, life and sport sciences, as well as economics. The Impact of Technology on Sport II has in its core precisely this philosophy and approach. It aims to provide a deeper insight into the current status of sports technology and to present recent developments in this area from the perspective of different disciplines, industrial practice, academia and athletes. This book brings together work from researchers around the world and, in particular from the Asia-Pacific region. Most sport technologies are covered, including equipment and materials in various ball sports (golf, cricket, baseball, soccer, tennis, etc.), water sports, athletics, winter sports, mountaineering, motor sports and martial arts. The different technological areas extend to design; dynamics, vibrations and control; aerodynamics; instrumentation and measurements; modelling, simulation and optimisation; biomechanics and human performance; sports medicine; coaching and sports education.

Proceedings of DETC


Author: American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Design Engineering Division,Dean T. Mook,American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Computers and Information in Engineering Division,Balakumar Balachandran

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780791847435

Category: Engineering design

Page: N.A

View: 8683

Proceedings of the ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference--2005

Presented at 2005 ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, September 24-28, 2005, Long Beach, California, USA


Author: Asme Conference Proceedings

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780791847435

Category: Computers

Page: 14

View: 710



Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Physics

Page: N.A

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