The Physics of Hockey PDF ePub eBook

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The Physics of Hockey free pdf What do Wayne Gretzky and thermodynamics have in common? A lot more than you might think. The game the National Hockey League calls "the coolest game on earth" is also a fast-paced, dynamic display of physics in action. In this volume, physicist and amateur hockey player Alain Hache examines some of the physical principles behind the world's most popular winter team sport. What makes ice so slippery you can skate on it? How can you skate backwards most rapidly? How can physics improve your slapshot? Why do some collisions cause injuries but not others? How does a Zamboni work? And how do you prepare a pure, smooth ice surface in Dallas when it is 90 degrees outside and there are 20,000 people inside? This is physics by a hockey fan for the hockey fan. Hache investigates the properties of the ice surface, the science of skating and of skates, the odds of winning and losing streaks, and the principles behind shooting, hitting and goaltending. Touching on topics such as solid-state physics, statistical physics elasticity, probability, thermodynamics and mechanics, Hache uses science to enhance our appreciation and understanding of the game. The book is illustrated with photos and graphs and punctuated with anecdotes to show how famous players, past and present, are really physicists on skates.

About Alain Hache

Alain Hache is an assistant professor of physics at the Universite de Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada.

Details Book

Author : Alain Hache
Publisher : Johns Hopkins University Press
Data Published : 22 November 2002
ISBN : 0801870712
EAN : 9780801870712
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 200 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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