The Physics of Hockey

The Physics of Hockey

Alain Haché


What do Wayne Gretzky and thermodynamics have in universal? much more than chances are you'll imagine. the sport the nationwide Hockey League calls " the best online game on earth" can also be a fast moving, dynamic reveal of physics in action.

In The Physics of Hockey, physicist and beginner hockey participant Alain Haché examines a number of the actual ideas in the back of the world's hottest iciness group recreation. What makes ice so slippery you could skate on it? how are you going to skate backwards so much speedily? How can physics enhance your slapshot? Why perform a little collisions reason accidents yet now not others? How does a Zamboni paintings? and the way do you arrange a natural, tender ice floor in Dallas while it's ninety levels open air and there are twenty thousand humans inside?

This is physics by way of a hockey fan for the hockey fan. Haché investigates the houses of the ice floor, the technological know-how of skating and of skates, the chances of profitable and wasting streaks, and the foundations at the back of capturing, hitting, and goaltending. concerning subject matters similar to solid-state physics, statistical physics elasticity, likelihood, thermodynamics, and mechanics, Haché makes use of technology to augment our appreciation and realizing of the sport. The booklet is illustrated with pictures and graphs and punctuated with anecdotes to teach how well-known avid gamers, earlier and current, are rather physicists on skates.

A thought-provoking, enjoyable, and delicate advent to a couple simple concerns in physics, The Physics of Hockey is a really designated e-book worthwhile of the shelf of each hockey fan and physics enthusiast.

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