The Physics of Nascar

The Science Behind the Speed

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Author: Diandra Leslie-Pelecky

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101213949

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 304

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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

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Author: Stephanie Paris

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 1433383586

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

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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.

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Economics and Society

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Author: Frederick F. Wherry,Juliet B. Schor, Consulting Editor

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 150630088X

Category: Social Science

Page: 1984

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Economics is the nexus and engine that runs society, affecting societal well-being, raising standards of living when economies prosper or lowering citizens through class structures when economies perform poorly. Our society only has to witness the booms and busts of the past decade to see how economics profoundly affects the cores of societies around the world. From a household budget to international trade, economics ranges from the micro- to the macro-level. It relates to a breadth of social science disciplines that help describe the content of the proposed encyclopedia, which will explicitly approach economics through varied disciplinary lenses. Although there are encyclopedias of covering economics (especially classic economic theory and history), the SAGE Encyclopedia of Economics and Society emphasizes the contemporary world, contemporary issues, and society. Features: 4 volumes with approximately 800 signed articles ranging from 1,000 to 5,000 words each are presented in a choice of print or electronic editions Organized A-to-Z with a thematic Reader's Guide in the front matter groups related entries Articles conclude with References & Future Readings to guide students to the next step on their research journeys Cross-references between and among articles combine with a thorough Index and the Reader's Guide to enhance search-and-browse in the electronic version Pedagogical elements include a Chronology of Economics and Society, Resource Guide, and Glossary This academic, multi-author reference work will serve as a general, non-technical resource for students and researchers within social science programs who seek to better understand economics through a contemporary lens.

NASCAR and Its Greatest Drivers

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Author: Natalie Regis

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1622755901

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 80

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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.

¡Fsst! Fricción y resistencia (Drag! Friction and Resistance)

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Author: Stephanie Paris

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 1433387034

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

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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.

The Science of Fitness

Power, Performance, and Endurance

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Author: Greg LeMond,Mark Hom

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0128010703

Category: Science

Page: 208

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The Science of Fitness: Power, Performance, and Endurance clearly explains the vital connection between diet and exercise in the human body. With this knowledge, you can use the right exercise and nutrition to obtain a higher quality life, prevent disease, and slow the aging process. Authored in a straightforward style and with color images throughout, this book explores the cellular science behind fitness, protein synthesis, and healthy living. With it you will learn the most recent and important discoveries in the relationships between physical fitness, nutrition, weight loss, and weight management. It provides key information on the body’s mitochondrial processes and their role in aging, along with well-informed discussions on general nutrition, sports nutrition, exercise physiology, how to enhance athletic performance, and how exercise strengthens the mind. Whether you are interested in how to eat healthy, train for your first (or next) marathon, take your fitness to the next level, find the best super foods, or simply want to improve your vitality through healthy, doable practices, this book will help you on your journey regardless of age or fitness level. Presents the connection between exercise, nutrition, and physiology in a way that is ideal for both experienced athletes and newcomers Provides the scientific basis for mitochondrial functions and their relationship to fitness, protein synthesis, quality of life, and the aging process Synthesizes the latest research on nutrition, sports nutrition, super foods, and the brain/body connection Co-Authored by legendary cyclist Greg LeMond, who illustrates key points using his own athletic journey

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Publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries, a Division of the American Library Association

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Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Academic libraries

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NASCAR For Dummies

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Author: Mark Martin

Publisher: For Dummies

ISBN: 9780764552199

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 352

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NASCAR stands for the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, and it’s the governing body for one of the most popular sports in the United States. The speed and power of NASCAR stock cars – and the people who drive those cars – have enticed millions of fans to the sport in recent years, making it one of the fastest-growing sports in the United States. If you’re a NASCAR novice, NASCAR For Dummies can help you with the basics of the sport – the differences between the NASCAR Winston Cup Series and the NASCAR Busch Series, Grand National Division – so you can build upon your NASCAR knowledge from there. If you’re more advanced, you'll discover the subtleties of the sport so you can sound like an old pro. No matter what level of NASCAR knowledge you have, you can find something new in the pages of this book: Get to know the race team and what they do Peek at the rules and see how teams get around them Check out a stock car's body and components Find out how to attend a NASCAR race and get the most out of the experience Understand why tires are such a big deal during a race Figure out what happens during a pit stop Know why a regular Chevrolet Monte Carlo at a local dealership looks nothing like the one on a racetrack Discover the meanings behind all those colored flags Know why corporate sponsorship plays such a large role Examine the different NASCAR tracks NASCAR racing is a total body experience. When you sit in the grandstands, you can hear the cars roar by. You can feel the tremendous power of the engines when the stands shake and your guts rumble. Then you can smell the distinct odor of burned rubber. With NASCAR For Dummies, you'll gain an insider’s view of the sport, and enrich your experience. Author Mark Martin, known as one of the most focused and successful drivers in NASCAR racing, started racing cars when he was 15 years old.

Halliday Physik

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Author: J. Richard Christman,Edward Derringh

Publisher: Wiley-VCH

ISBN: 9783527409013

Category: Science

Page: 323

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Zu 880 Aufgaben aus dem roten allen Themengebieten der Experimentalphysik gibt es sorgfï¿1⁄2ltig aufgezeichnete Lï¿1⁄2sungsansï¿1⁄2tze, die das Nachvollziehen einfach machen. Zahlreiche Illustrationen helfen bei Veranschaulichung. Attraktiv ist der Lï¿1⁄2sungsband auch fï¿1⁄2r Nutzer der Bachelor-Edition und somit fï¿1⁄2r Nebenfach-Studenten, denn 740 Lï¿1⁄2sungen beziehen sich auf Aufgaben aus der grï¿1⁄2nen Bachelor-Edition.

Library Journal

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Publisher: N.A

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Category: Libraries

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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.

Physik für Dummies

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Author: Steven Holzner

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527692576

Category: Science

Page: 404

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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.

Quaker State Auto Racing USA

A Complete Track Guide for Fans at Home and on the Road

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Author: Dan Owen,Liz Barrett,Georgene Muller Lockwood

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 9780836252514

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 232

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An illustrated guide offers detailed descriptions of the sixteen major racing series, from NASCAR to drag racing, and the sites of each contest, surveying every aspect from track specifications to the best ways to get there. Original. 35,000 first printing.

Homers letzter Satz

Die Simpsons und die Mathematik

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Author: Simon Singh

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446437738

Category: Science

Page: 320

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Die Simpsons sind nicht nur „eines der intelligentesten Kunstwerke unserer Zeit“ (Daniel Kehlmann), sie stecken auch voller Mathematik! Spielerisch leicht und unterhaltsam lüftet Simon Singh die mathematischen Geheimnisse der erfolgreichsten TV-Serie der Welt. Ob Homer ein donutförmiges Universum entwirft, den berühmten Fermat‘schen Satz zu widerlegen scheint, oder Lisa als Baseballtrainerin den Geheimnissen der Statistik auf die Spur kommt: Der Bestsellerautor aus Großbritannien nimmt die Episoden der Simpsons zum Ausgangspunkt für eine Tour d’Horizon durch die Welt der Algebra und Geometrie. Ein Muss für Millionen Simpsons-Fans - und ein Buch, das die Mathematik ins Zentrum der Populärkultur rückt. „Simon Singh deckt auf, wie Simpsons-Fans jahrzehntelang klammheimlich Mathe-Unterricht erhielten. Ein brillantes Buch.“ David X. Cohen, Autor von Futurama und Die Simpsons "Sie glauben, dass sich Mathematik und Humor widersprechen? Simon Singh beweist das Gegenteil!" Christoph Drösser, Journalist der Zeit