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Projectile Dynamics in Sport

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Author:Colin White
Description: Treatise of a range of sports equipment. Authored by a Principal Lecturer at the University of Portsmouth, Projectile Dynamics in Sport begins with a mathematical treatment of the general principles of flight, examining balls, discusses, javelins, shot puts, hammers, the mechanisms of bounce and spin, and the physics behind the motion of balls under a range of conditions. The second section of this book, published by Routledge, covers the details of sport projectile flight, the history and manufacturing of a variety of projectiles, and the mathematics behind the particular flight trajectory. Freely download Microsoft Excel spreadsheets of working mathematical models that illustrate projectile motion, such as bounding curve for linear drag, drag and lift trajectory, tennis racket impact calculator, 2D deflection model of soccer ball, and more, as well as extracts on the history of the discus, a mathematical description of how the javelin flies, maximizing the chances of saving or scoring a penalty kick, the polevault, types of baseball pitches, and more.

Levels: Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), College
Languages: English
Resource Types: Books, Recreations
Math Topics: Mechanics of Solids, Sports

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