Sports Science, 1st Edition

  • John Perritano
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  • ISBN-10: 1608702863
  • ISBN-13: 9781608702862
  • DDC: 613.7
  • Grade Level Range: 4th Grade - 6th Grade
  • 48 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2011 | Published/Released February 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2011

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Not so long ago, if a person needed to add up a complicated set of numbers, a pencil and paper had to be close at hand. Now, calculators and computers do the work. Until recently, if a person lost a leg in an accident, the person learned to live with one leg. Now, scientists have created prosthetics that, with the aid of computer science, "think" like our brains - and think so well that, with them, people can and have run marathons. The titles - sure to appeal to young readers - in Cool Science explore the amazing advances science has made in artificial intelligence, crime solving, physical and mental diseases, and even in sports.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Sports Meets Science.
2: Newton's Notions of Motion.
3: The Bernoulli Effect.
4: The Magnus Effect.
5: Energy: What Potential!.
6: The Power of Gravity.
7: The Need for Speed.
8: Mastering Momentum.
9: Hard to Resist.
10: The Human Machine.
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