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Gold Medal Physics: The Science of Sports

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Nothing is quite as thrilling as watching superior athletes do the seemingly impossible. From Doug Flutie's "Hail Mary" pass to Lance Armstrong's record-breaking climb of Alp d'Huez to David Beckham's astounding ability to bend a soccer kick, we marvel and wonder, "How did they do that?" Well, physics professor John Eric Goff has the answers.

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Paperback, 232 pages
Published December 3rd 2009 by Johns Hopkins University Press (first published December 1st 2009)
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Jim Razinha
Feb 18, 2014 Jim Razinha rated it really liked it
I heard this book mentioned last Friday on NPR and was immediately intrigued - physics and sports! I was hoping to see physics made more accessible (much as Nate Silver did with statistics and Leonard Mlodinow did with randomness and probability). But Goff was way too deep into the equations for this to appeal to the average reader or sports fan.

Now, I love the physics, analysis, and the equations, but if Hawking's shared admonition holds true - every equation reduces readership by 50% - Goff m
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