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Author Lind, David.

Title The physics of skiing : skiing at the Triple Point / David Lind, Scott P. Sanders.

Published New York, N.Y. : Springerm, [1996]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM ERC  796.9301531 LIND    AVAILABLE
Physical description xvi, 268 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-263) and index.
Contents Ch. 1. Introduction: At the Triple Point -- Ch. 2. Snow: The Playing Field -- Ch. 3. Equipment: Properties and Performance -- Ch. 4. Alpine Skiing Techniques: Gliding, Wedging, and Carving -- Ch. 5. Interactive Dynamics of Alpine Maneuvers -- Ch. 6. High-Performance Skiing -- Ch. 7. Nordic Track, Cross-Country, and Adventure Skiing -- Ch. 8. Friction: Glide and Grab -- Ch. 9. Epilogue: Physics, Skiing, and the Future -- Technote 1. Thermodynamics of Phase Changes -- Technote 2. Ski Loading and Flexure on a Groomed Snow Surface -- Technote 3. The Loads on a Running Ski -- Technote 4. Geometry of the Edged and Flexed Ski -- Technote 5. The Dynamics of Carving a Turn -- Technote 6. Up-and-Down Unweighting -- Technote 7. Analysis of Prejumping -- Technote 8. Aerodynamic Drag -- Technote 9. The Brachistocrone Problem: The Path of Quickest Descent -- Technote 10. Pumping to Increase Velocity -- Technote 11. The Skier as an Inverted Pendulum.
Technote 12. Ski Flexure in Uncompacted Snow -- Technote 13. Meltwater Lubrication.
Summary Why are alpine skis designed differently from cross-country skis? Why will the ski clog up if the skier ignores the time-honored recipe of cold snow=hard wax, warm snow=soft wax? Covering the basics of snow, equipment, technique, safety, and more, the science behind skiing is made easily accessible to all skiers, whether they are downhill, cross-country, nordic, or even snowboarders. 75 illus.
Other author Sanders, Scott Patrick.
Subject Physics.
Skis and skiing.
Force and energy.
ISBN 1563963191