The Mathematics Of Projectiles In Sport by Neville de MestreThe Mathematics Of Projectiles In Sport by Neville de Mestre

The Mathematics Of Projectiles In Sport

byNeville de Mestre

Paperback | April 27, 1990

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The mathematical theory underlying many sporting activities is of considerable interest to both applied mathematicians and sporting enthusiasts alike. Here Professor de Mestre presents a rigorous account of the techniques applied to the motion of projectiles. This equips the reader for the final section of the book in which an enlightening collection of sporting applications is considered, ranging from the high jump to frisbees and soccer to table tennis. The presentation should be accessible to most undergraduate science students and provides an ideal setting for the development of mathematical modeling techniques.
Title:The Mathematics Of Projectiles In SportFormat:PaperbackDimensions:188 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.43 inPublished:April 27, 1990Publisher:Cambridge University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521398576

ISBN - 13:9780521398572


Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Motion under gravity alone; 2. Motion in a linear resisting medium; 3. Motion in a non-linear resisting medium; 4. The basic equations and their numerical solution; 5. Small drag or small gravity; 6. Corrections due to other effects; 7. Spin effects; 8. Projectiles in sport and recreation; References; Index.

Editorial Reviews

" interesting book that presents some difficult material in a terse but readable style." Richard C. Roberts, Journal of College Science Teaching