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The science of the perfect swing, Peter Dewhurst

Label
The science of the perfect swing
Title
The science of the perfect swing
Statement of responsibility
Peter Dewhurst
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
While golf has a popular following among casual fans, it has become popular among another passionate yet unlikely group: scientists. Beyond the caddies, carts, and clubs, the game of golf is an applied science. The seemingly simple act of striking a golf ball invokes a wide range of processes, including physics principles such as energy transfer, kinetics, launch angles, spin, and momentum. However, in spite of the growing interest in the fledgling field of "golf science," few books thus far have provided a comprehensive introduction of the subject. In The Science of the Perfect Swing, mechanical engineer Peter Dewhurst offers a full treatment of the science of modern golf. Based on three decades of experience in the physics of golf, Dewhurst examines topics such as the interaction between club face and ball, various aspects of trajectory and impact, and the physics of putting. Rich in illustrations, graphs, and charts, Dewhurst presents physics-based discussions in an accessible format. Each chapter also contains a substantial "Findings and Consequences" section, which draws conclusions based on the science, and makes recommendations on ball-striking and other facets of the game. From the mechanics of club design to modeling the trajectory of the ball once it leaves the club face, The Science of the Perfect Swing unravels some of the elusive mysteries about what it takes to play a great game of golf. Interesting and informative, The Science of the Perfect Swing strikes a perfect balance between hard science and an accessible tone that will appeal to golf enthusiasts, engineers, and general readers of sports science. -- Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
OU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dewhurst, Peter
Dewey number
796.35201/5316
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QC26
LC item number
.D49 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Physics
  • Golf
  • Force and energy
  • Sports
  • Force and energy
  • Golf
  • Physics
Label
The science of the perfect swing, Peter Dewhurst
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ball flight -- Basic fundamentals of ball striking -- The generation of ball spin -- Analysis and formulation of rules for curved ball flight -- A general model of driver impact and ball flight -- Putting
Control code
ocn907652304
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 271 pages
Isbn
9780199382194
Lccn
2015020058
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780199382194
  • (OCoLC)907652304
Label
The science of the perfect swing, Peter Dewhurst
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ball flight -- Basic fundamentals of ball striking -- The generation of ball spin -- Analysis and formulation of rules for curved ball flight -- A general model of driver impact and ball flight -- Putting
Control code
ocn907652304
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 271 pages
Isbn
9780199382194
Lccn
2015020058
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780199382194
  • (OCoLC)907652304

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