2006

The Engineering of Sport 6

Volume 1: Developments for Sports

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ISBN: 978-0-387-31773-1 (Print) 978-0-387-46050-5 (Online)

Table of contents (76 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xliv

  2. Baseball

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      Synopsis of Current Developments: Baseball

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      An Experimental Investigation of Baseball Bat Durability

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      Bending Modes, Damping, and the Sensation of Sting in Baseball Bats

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      Experimental Investigations of the Relationship of Baseball Bat Properties on Batted-Ball Performance

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      The Effect of Spin on the Flight of a Baseball

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      Pages 29-34

      Rigid Wall Effects on Softball Coefficient of Restitution Measurements

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      The Effect of Holding Methods on a Baseball Bat Performance Estimation System

  3. Climbing — Instrumentation and Testing of Equipment

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      Pages 41-41

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      Synopsis of Climbing — Instrumentation and Testing of Equipment

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      Pages 45-50

      An Estimation of the Load Rate Imparted to a Climbing Anchor During Fall Arrest

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      Dynamics of Speed Climbing

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      Instrumented Climbing Holds and Dynamics of Sport Climbing

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      Pages 63-68

      Forces Generated in a Climbing Rope During a Fall

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      Pages 69-74

      Rock Climbing Belay Device Analysis, Experiments and Modeling

  4. Cycling

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      Pages 75-75

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      Pages 77-78

      Synopsis of Current Developments: Cycling

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      Pages 79-84

      Thermo-mechanical Modification Techniques for Structural Foams used in Racing Bicycle Wheels

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      Pages 85-90

      The Effect of a Non-Circular Chainring on Cycling Performance

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      Dynamic Characteristics of Modern Mountain Bikes Rear Linkages

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      An Ambient Intelligence System to Assist Team Training and Competition in Cycling

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      Indoor-Simulation of Team Training in Cycling

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      Pages 109-114

      A Bond Graph Model of a Full-Suspension Mountain Bicycle Rear Shock

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