The Physics and Technology of Tennis

Author: Howard Brody,Rodney Cross,Crawford Lindsey

Publisher: Usrsa

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 437

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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.
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Physics of Baseball & Softball

Author: Rod Cross

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781441981134

Category: Science

Page: 324

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This book describes the physics of baseball and softball, assuming that the reader has a basic background in both physics and mathematics. The physics will be explained in a conversational style, with words and illustrations, so that the explanations make sense. The book provides an excellent opportunity to explain physics at a relatively simple level, even though the primary objective is to explain the many subtle features concerning the physics of baseball. For those readers who already know quite a bit of physics and who will be comfortable with mathematical equations, additional material of this nature will be provided in appendices. The latest research findings and statistical data have been incorporated by the author. The book also contains many simple experiments that the reader can perform to convince themselves that the effects described do indeed exist.
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Routledge Handbook of Biomechanics and Human Movement Science

Author: Youlian Hong,Roger Bartlett

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134132344

Category: Medical

Page: 420

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The Routledge Handbook of Biomechanics and Human Movement Science is a landmark work of reference. Now available in a concise paperback edition, it offers a comprehensive and in-depth survey of current theory, research and practice in sports, exercise and clinical biomechanics, in both established and emerging contexts. Including contributions from many of the world's leading biomechanists, the book is arranged into five thematic sections: biomechanics in sports injury, orthopedics and rehabilitation health and rehabilitation training, learning and coaching methodologies and systems of measurement. Drawing explicit connections between the theoretical, investigative and applied components of sports science research, this book is both a definitive subject guide and an important contribution to the contemporary research agenda in biomechanics and human movement science. It is essential reading for all students, scholars and researchers working in sports biomechanics, kinesiology, ergonomics, sports engineering, orthopaedics and physical therapy.
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Routledge Handbook of Ergonomics in Sport and Exercise

Author: Youlian Hong

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136338640

Category: Medical

Page: 608

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Ergonomics is concerned with the ‘fit’ between people and their work. With an increasing number of people becoming conscious about their health and participating in sport or physical activity, ergonomics has become an increasingly prominent concern within the sport and exercise sciences. From the design of footwear and artificial playing surfaces, to studies of proprioception by obese children , the way in which people interact with their environment - designed and natural – has important implications for performance sport and for the design of safe and beneficial forms of physical activity. The Routledge Handbook of Ergonomics in Sport and Exercise is the first book to offer a comprehensive and in-depth survey of cutting-edge scientific research into ergonomics in sport and exercise. Written by world-leading international scientists and researchers, the book explores key topics such as: Musculoskeletal adaptation to sports and exercise Environmental factors of injury and fatigue Load weight and performance Ergonomics in adapted sports and exercise Measurement in sports and exercise Modeling and simulation in ergonomics design Influence of playing surface, footwear and equipment design Bridging the gap between fundamental scientific research in sport and exercise and applications in sport and exercise contexts, this is an important reference for all advanced students, researchers and professionals working in sport and exercise science, kinesiology, sports technology, sports engineering, ergonomics, and product design.
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Physics for Scientists and Engineers with Modern Physics, Technology Update

Author: Raymond A. Serway,John W. Jewett

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305804481

Category: Education

Page: 1616

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Achieve success in your physics course by making the most of what PHYSICS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS has to offer. From a host of in-text features to a range of outstanding technology resources, you'll have everything you need to understand the natural forces and principles of physics. Throughout every chapter, the authors have built in a wide range of examples, exercises, and illustrations that will help you understand the laws of physics AND succeed in your course! Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Tennis Science and Technology

Author: S. J. Haake,Andrew Coe

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9780632056385

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 480

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Science and technology have contributed immensely to the establishment of tennis as one of the world's major sports. The science involved is interdisciplinary, encompassing design, engineering, physics, sports science, biomechanics and many other areas. This book brings together a selection of international papers collated by the International Tennis Federation Technical Department. The papers come from a variety of sources including manufacturers, universities, national ruling bodies and the International Tennis Federation. Four main themes - equipment, sports science, facilities and the game itself - are covered, representing work carried out in over 20 countries. The themes dealt with are diverse and comprehensive, ranging from the construction of a championship grass court to the technical intricacies of the aerodynamics of tennis balls. The role of the player is also considered making this an important book for all those involved in the game of tennis, from researchers to coaches and players.
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Essentials of College Physics

Author: Raymond A. Serway,Chris Vuille

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495106194

Category: Science

Page: 800

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ESSENTIALS OF COLLEGE PHYSICS is a streamlined version of Serway's market-leading College Physics text, using the same clear and logical presentation of the concepts and principles but providing a slimmer and more affordable alternative for instructors lo
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Some Case Studies from Africa

Author: Mike Savage,Prem Naidoo

Publisher: Commonwealth Secretariat

ISBN: 9780850927429

Category: Social Science

Page: 267

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Through country case studies centred around Sub-Saharan Africa; this book provides critical insights into why science and technology should be popularised; what and whose science and technology systems should be introduced and promoted; and how science and technology should be implemented and practised.
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Foundations of Web Technology

Author: Ramesh R. Sarukkai

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402071669

Category: Computers

Page: 280

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Foundations of Web Technology covers the basics of Web technology while being specialized enough to add value to experienced professionals working in this field. Most books on the Web focus on programmatic aspects of languages such as Java, JavaScript, or description of standards such as Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) or Wireless Markup Language (WML). A book that covers the concepts behind the infrastructure of the Web would be indispensable to a wide range of audiences interested in learning how the Web works, how techniques in Web technology can be applied to their own problem, and what the emergent technological trends in these areas are.
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