Overview:Physics of Sailing - Breaking down the complicated concepts of speed, acceleration, torque, fluid mechanics, and surface physics, Physics of Sailing provides a lively, easily accessible introduction to the basic science underlying the sport of sailing. It illustrates the many ways physics can be used to understand the principles of sailboat propulsion and how a scientific understanding of the boat, wind, and water can lead to more skillful sailing.After a brief but insightful tour of the history of sailing, the book explores the physics involved in making faster sailing crafts for both upwind and downwind sailing, including Newton's impact theory of fluid resistance and lift and drag phenomena. It compares possible sail shapes, presents measurements of hull smoothness, and describes wind turbulence, the nature of water waves, and the structure of wakes. Using the physics of optics, the author also explains the connection between water's appearance and the wind. Along with a glossary of sailing terms, he includes many examples throughout to illustrate the concepts in practice. Avoiding unnecessary formalisms, this book skillfully applies the principles of fluid mechanics to sailboat technology and the art of sailing. It should help you become a more knowledgeable sailor.

This book is on page /88f0ff300130a9332bf7ee8997e69000/book/1603725642-9781420073768. It was written by the following authors: Pat Toomay, John Kimball. Book Physics of Sailing, which can be read online, published by the company: Open Road Distribution, Taylor & Francis Inc. Other books on similar topics can be found in sections: Sports Books, Popular Science, Nature. The book was published on 2009-12-22 00:00:00. It has 296 pages and is published in Paperback format and weight 408 g. File for download Physics of Sailing has PDF format and is called physics-of-sailing.pdf. Other books you can download below. Our nottedeiricercatoriaq.it site is not responsible for the content of PDF files.


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