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The Resource The science of race cars : studying forces and motion, Karen Latchana Kenney

The science of race cars : studying forces and motion, Karen Latchana Kenney

Label
The science of race cars : studying forces and motion
Title
The science of race cars
Title remainder
studying forces and motion
Statement of responsibility
Karen Latchana Kenney
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this engaging title, young readers learn about the moving form of energy that is motion! The relationship of mass and acceleration is explained, as are the forces of downforce, updraft, friction, inertia, centripetal force, and the role of aerodynamics in managing these forces. These properties are illustrated by the running of car races. Colorful infographics make internal combustion, mass and acceleration, and centripetal force easily accessible, and prominent contributors such as Junior Johnson and Sir Isaac Newton are featured. A fun experiment with friction brings the science of motion to life!
Member of
Cataloging source
NJQ/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kenney, Karen Latchana
Dewey number
629.228
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
TL236
LC item number
.K45 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Science in action
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Force and energy
  • Dynamics
  • Motion
  • Automobiles, Racing
Target audience
juvenile
Label
The science of race cars : studying forces and motion, Karen Latchana Kenney
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Drafting for speed! -- Forces and motion -- Ready, set, race! -- Engine friction -- Speeding up -- Good grip -- Weight and gravity -- Banked turns -- Air's power -- Lift -- Momentum protection -- Full speed ahead -- Toy car track
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
32 pages
Isbn
9781624039638
Lccn
2015026568
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • ocn915056937
  • (OCoLC)915056937
Label
The science of race cars : studying forces and motion, Karen Latchana Kenney
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Drafting for speed! -- Forces and motion -- Ready, set, race! -- Engine friction -- Speeding up -- Good grip -- Weight and gravity -- Banked turns -- Air's power -- Lift -- Momentum protection -- Full speed ahead -- Toy car track
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
32 pages
Isbn
9781624039638
Lccn
2015026568
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • ocn915056937
  • (OCoLC)915056937

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