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The Physics of Sailing Explained
by:Bryon D. Anderson
Authoritative yet accessible, The Physics of Sailing Explained is the perfect work for those sailors who want to enhance their understanding and enjoyment of life at sea. It will enable readers to better grasp how sails, keels, and hulls work together to keep seafarers afloat, and will sharpen their skills with a more subtle and thorough appreciation of...
Authoritative yet accessible, The Physics of Sailing Explained is the perfect work for those sailors who want to enhance their understanding and enjoyment of life at sea. It will enable readers to better grasp how sails, keels, and hulls work together to keep seafarers afloat, and will sharpen their skills with a more subtle and thorough appreciation of why various boat design features are present and why certain tactics work in certain situations. Anderson, a professor of physics at Kent State University and an avid sailor, outlines the science behind seagoing in such a way that anyone can understand and benefit from without having to trudge through a physics text or become a naval architect. With the help of this invaluable book, sailors will be better prepared to handle any situations that might arise on the water. Topics covered include: What limits the speed of a sailboat and what is hull speed ? Can a sailboat ever go faster than its hull speed? What is the best shape for a sailboat? Can anything be done to reduce the friction of a sailboat moving through water? What is the effect of turbulence created by a sailboat on how it moves through water and what can be done to reduce turbulence? Why is a keel necessary on a sailboat? How does a keel work? How has keel design improved over the years? How do sails work? What is the fastest direction of sailing with respect to the wind direction? Is it true that some sailboats can sail faster upwind than downwind? Why are modern sails so tall and narrow for upwind sailing and much fuller for downwind sailing? What produces the tides? Why are there two high tides each day? Do the tides follow the Moon around each day? What produces the winds? What causes the global wind patterns? What is the Coriolis force and how does it affect global wind patterns? What causes the global current patterns? Why does the Gulf Stream exist? And much more...
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