Sports Lab: How Science Has Changed Sports
What does science have to do with crime? With movies? With sports? With beauty, health, and fitness? How do they go together?This high interest/accessible series shows youngsters the relationship between science in the classroom and science in the real world, the world they know and are interested in.What makes a curve ball curve? How can computer software help Olympic skaters perfect their double axels? Can imagining winning really help an athlete win a race? Now this innovative book in the Science Lab series reveals how advances in fields ranging from aerodynamics and computer science to sports medicine and psychology have led to advances in the world of sports.
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