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.

The Handy Physics Answer Book

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Author: Paul W Zitzewitz

Publisher: Visible Ink Press

ISBN: 1578593573

Category: Science

Page: 384

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Eschewing the usual mathematical explanations for physics phenomena, this approachable reference explains complicated scientific concepts in plain English that everyone can understand. Tackling the big issues such as gravity, magnetism, sound, and what really happens in the Large Hadron Collider, this engaging look at physics also spells out why cats always land on their feet, why people appear to have red eyes in photographs, and the real danger of looking at an eclipse. For everyone who ever wondered how a light bulb works or how squirrels avoid electrocution on the power lines, this handbook supplies answers on the physics of everyday life and examines the developments in the exploration of subatomic particles. In addition to the question-and-answer section, an addendum of facts about physicists explains what the Nobel prize is and who has won it, and tells the story of the scientist who was incarcerated for agreeing with Copernicus. Answers more than eight hundred questions about physics, ranging from everyday life applications to the latest explorations in the field.

The Physics of Star Wars

The Science Behind a Galaxy Far, Far Away

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Author: Patrick Johnson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1507203314

Category: Science

Page: 256

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Explore the physics behind the world of Star Wars, with engaging topics and accessible information that shows how we’re closer than ever before to creating technology from the galaxy far, far away—perfect for every Star Wars fan! Ever wish you could have your very own lightsaber like Luke Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi? Or that you could fly through space at the speed of light like Han Solo and Poe Dameron? Well, those ideas aren’t as outlandish as you think. In The Physics of Star Wars, you’ll explore the mystical power of the Force using quantum mechanics, find out how much energy it would take for the Death Star or Starkiller Base to destroy a planet, and discover how we can potentially create our very own lightsabers. The fantastical world of Star Wars may become a reality!

NASCAR and Its Greatest Drivers

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Author: Britannica Educational Publishing

Publisher: Britannica Educational Publishing

ISBN: 162275591X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

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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.

NASCARFor Dummies

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Author: Mark Martin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471750980

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 332

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Halliday Physik

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Author: David Halliday,Robert Resnick,Jearl Walker

Publisher: Wiley-VCH

ISBN: 9783527409204

Category: Science

Page: 1730

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Halliday de luxe - Lehrbuch und Losungsband zum unschlagbaren Setpreis! Das Lehrbuch prasentiert auf 1.400 vierfarbigen Seiten den kompletten Stoff der Experimentalphysik fur die Vorlesung im Hauptstudium Physik. Die Inhalte der erfolgreichen amerikanischen Originalausgabe wurden optimal an die Erfordernisse der hiesigen Hochschulen angepasst. Der zugehorige Losungsband umfasst die ausfuhrlichen Losungswege zu mehr als 1/3 der uber 2.500 Aufgaben zu allen Themengebieten. Sorgfaltig aufgezeichnete Losungsansatze und zahlreiche Illustrationen dienen der Veranschaulichung. Die Aufgaben, zu denen der komplette Losungsweg angegeben ist, sind im Lehrbuch speziell gekennzeichnet. Das Lehrbuch bildet zusammen mit der e-Learning-Plattform WileyPLUS ein umfassendes Lehr-und Lernkonzept. Geeignet fur Hauptfachstudenten (inklusive Lehramt) ebenso wie Studenten anderer Fachrichtungen mit Physik als Nebenfach, aber auch als Nachschlagewerk fur Ingenieure oder Lehrer. Mehr Informationen sowie Aufgaben mit interaktiver Losungsfuhrung bietet der Physiktrainer unter www.halliday.de. In der Lehre kann der Halliday de luxe in Kombination mit der e-Learning-Plattform WileyPLUS eingesetzt werden, die neben dem interaktiven Lehrbuchtext und Zusatzmaterialien dem Dozenten einen riesigen Aufgabenpool sowie die Infrastruktur zur Erstellung und Durchfuhrung von Ubungen und Online-Tutorien bietet.

Warum ist E = mc2?

Einsteins berühmte Formel verständlich erklärt

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Author: Brian Cox,Jeff Forshaw

Publisher: Kosmos

ISBN: 3440152065

Category: Science

Page: 256

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E = mc2 ist die berühmteste Formel der Welt. Mit ihr brachte Einstein es auf den Punkt: Energie und Masse sind zwei Seiten derselben Medaille und die Lichtgeschwindigkeit c ist ihr Wechselkurs. Doch warum besteht dieses so einfache Verhältnis? Wie ist Albert Einstein zu diesem Schluss gekommen? Und welche Folgen für das Verständnis des Universums ergeben sich daraus? Brian Cox, Professor für Physik und in England durch seine Sendungen auf BBC sehr bekannt, hat sich zusammen mit seinem Kollegen Jeff Forshaw, Professor für theoretische Physik, die scheinbar einfache Einstein-Gleichung vorgenommen, um sie mit viel Energie ausführlich und verständlich zu erklären.

Fast Car Physics

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Author: Chuck Edmondson

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9781421401140

Category: Science

Page: 248

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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.

Der unbekannte Kimi Räikkönen

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Author: Kari Hotakainen

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3732571378

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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Kimi Räikkönen wollte immer nur fahren, und zwar schnell. Bloß nicht lange reden. Der Finne ist berüchtigt für seinen rasanten Stil auf der Rennstrecke und seine Coolness - nicht umsonst wird er "Iceman" genannt. Neugierige Fragen beantwortet er einfach nicht. Bis jetzt: Der Bestsellerautor Kari Hotakainen ist Kimi Räikkönen nicht von der Seite gewichen. Ob im Ferrari-Rennstall, im Kreise der Familie oder beim Jetset, überall war er mit dabei. Herausgekommen ist ein unverwechselbares Porträt, das den Menschen hinter der Fassade des kühlen Rasers und die Gepflogenheiten des Rennsports aufs Lebendigste zeigt.

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.

Moderne Physik

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Author: Paul A. Tipler,Ralph A. Llewellyn

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783110347951

Category:

Page: N.A

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Nascar 2000

Prima's Official Strategy Guide

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Author: Keith Kolmos

Publisher: Prima Publishing

ISBN: 9780761522904

Category: Games

Page: 94

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"NASCAR 2000" offers players all the needed hints and tips to become racing champions: stats and bios on legendary drivers, expanded pit strategies, authentic NASCAR tracks and maps, tips for successfully completing Championship mode, and comprehensive driver, team, and car combinations.

From Moonshine to Madison Avenue

A Cultural History of the NASCAR Winston Cup Series

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Author: Mark D. Howell

Publisher: Popular Press

ISBN: 9780879727406

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 266

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NASCAR Winston Cup stock car racing is America s fastest growing and most popular spectator sport. This book is a cultural and social reading of Winston Cup racing, the people who made the sport what it is today, and the corporations who sponsor the participants during their thirty-two race, ten-month quest for the national championship."

NASCAR Racing 2

The Champion's Handbook

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Author: Mark Walker

Publisher: Prima Games

ISBN: 9780761509493

Category: Games

Page: 194

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The thrill of unleashing the power of 700 horses and piloting one's own stock car is back in NASCAR 2. With the racing experience on a whole new, dynamic level, players will need this book, that promises to deliver all the crucial driving information they need to earn the checkered flag at the finish line.

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

Pascal, Fermat und die Berechnung des Glücks

eine Reise in die Geschichte der Mathematik

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Author: Keith J. Devlin

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 9783406590993

Category: Wahrscheinlichkeitstheorie - Geschichte

Page: 204

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Der Autor stellt die Entstehung der Wahrscheinlichkeitsrechnung und den damit verbundenen Wandel des menschlichen Alltagslebens dar.