The Perfect Corner 2

A Driver's Step-By-Step Guide to Optimizing Complex Sections Through the Physics of Racing

Author: Adam Brouillard,Paradigm Shift Driver Development

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780997382440

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 116

View: 3480

Learn how the physics of racing can be applied to advanced track sections. We show you the rules needed for double apexes and chicanes, as well as how to link them in complex sequences. Plus you'll learn the surprising science of optimizing straights. Finally, the last section will really put you to the test as we break down some of the most complex corner sequences in the world. If you can solve these puzzles, you will understand how to drive anything. Learn how there is no such thing as a throwaway corner and how every single section of a track can be driven to perfection.

The Perfect Corner

A Driver's Step-By-Step Guide to Finding Their Own Optimal Line Through the Physics of Racing

Author: Paradigm Shift Driver Development,Adam Brouillard

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780997382426

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 110

View: 8667

We will take you through a fun lesson in the physics of racing and then apply it as you learn to optimize your driving. We will look at real-world tracks and provide an exact procedure to find the ideal approach all from the driver's point of view. You can apply these methods today and remove any doubt about what you should be doing on track.

You Suck at Racing

A Crash Course for the Novice Driver

Author: Ian Korf

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781533185624


Page: 110

View: 9045

A lot of books on driving are written by professional racers who assume you too want to be a professional racer. Not this book. It's written by a hobbyist who suggests you keep your day job. Besides, it's much more fun being an enthusiastic amateur than a jaded professional (just ask someone in the sex industry). This book is designed to help the average driver make the transition from commuter to safe road racer in as few pages as possible. I wrote this book because it's what I would have wanted to read when I first became interested in track driving: succinct, nerdy, practical, and occasionally diverting. It is not intended as a definitive tome or a work of art. It's more like a sandwich: convenient and nourishing.

Can-Am 50th Anniversary

Flat Out with North America's Greatest Race

Author: George Levy

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 1627888780

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

View: 9211

Forget the rule book and relive one of the most exciting race series ever with Can-Am 50th Anniversary! The first rule of Can-Am: There are no rules. Or at least damn few rules. The bodywork had to enclose the wheels and there had to be something that loosely resembled a passenger seat--if your passenger was a badly misshapen human or perhaps a lab monkey. Otherwise, set your racing mind free. No limits to engine options or output, no restrictions on aerodynamic aids or body shape. It was as close to unrestricted road racing as racing had ever gotten or would ever get again. And it was fantastic. From its introduction in 1966 to the end of its classic period in 1974, North America's Can-Am series was the most exciting, technologically advanced, and star-studded racing series of the day. Its essentially rules-free formula attracted everyone from crazed backyard engineers to specialists like McLaren, Chaparral, Shadow, and Lola to manufacturers like Ford, Ferrari, Chevrolet, and Porsche. Top drivers including Mario Andretti, Jackie Stewart, Parnelli Jones, Bruce McLaren, Denis Hulme, Dan Gurney, Phil Hill, Mark Donohue, Peter Revson, Jim Hall, Jody Scheckter, Chris Amon, George Follmer and John Surtees competed on tracks across the US and Canada taking time off from Formula One schedules and other duties to drive in Can-Am because the racing and the cars were so exciting. Can-Am 50th Anniversary offers a heavily illustrated look back at what is arguably the greatest race series ever to grace the roadracing circuits of North America. Photographer Pete Biro was Goodyear Tire’s official photographer and followed the series throughout the entire run from 1966-'74. The vast majority of the book’s images are unpublished or long out of circulation. Biro brings his unique perspective and his close relationship with the drivers, team owners, and constructors to bear on the captions while former AutoWeek editor George Levy provides an exciting text reflecting the thrill of Can-Am racing.

Ayrton Senna's Principles of Race Driving

Author: Ayrton Senna

Publisher: Hazelton Publishing (UK)

ISBN: 9781874557401

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 208

View: 4302

The late three-time World Champion Senna's winning insights for success on the track.

Psychology of Motorsport Success

How to Improve Your Performance with Mental Skills Training

Author: Paul Castle

Publisher: Haynes Publications

ISBN: 9781844254958

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 207

View: 6373

Explains the theory and practice of psychological skills training and provides guidance on how to improve a competitor's mental approach to prepare for the challenge of racing.

Driving On The Edge

The Art and Science of Race Driving - Revised and Updated Second Edition

Author: Michael Krumm

Publisher: Icon Publishing Limited

ISBN: 9781910584071

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

View: 9807

Written by a professional, Driving on the Edge covers the basic skills and reveals the latest advanced techniques for driving a racing car on the limit. Essential reading for beginner and experienced driver alike, it will also interest race team engineers and car enthusiasts who want to peek behind the scenes to learn more about the challenging world of the racing driver.

Going faster!

mastering the art of race driving

Author: Carl Lopez,Danny Sullivan

Publisher: Bentley Pub

ISBN: 9780837602264

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 278

View: 2895

This complete racer's reference is the perfect resource for all drivers from novice to expert. The fundamentals of fast driving are revealed in this definitive how-to book for racers. You will find the competition-proven methods of instructors and of professional drivers that will give you the know-how to work up the track and stay at the front. Interested in the world of racing? Just think, you can have all of the lessons and insights from Skip Barber instructors and from professional racers compiled in one handbook. This racing reference reveals the secrets of mastering car control, reducing lap times, as it takes the reader inside the world of racing. Going Faster! is the definitive book for the active race driver, the racer-to-be, and the auto-racing fan who wants to know what driving a racecar is really about.

Op Amps for Everyone

Author: Bruce Carter,Ron Mancini

Publisher: Newnes

ISBN: 0128116471

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 484

View: 9851

Op Amps for Everyone, Fifth Edition, will help you design circuits that are reliable, have low power consumption, and can be implemented in as small a size as possible at the lowest possible cost. It bridges the gap between the theoretical and practical by giving pragmatic solutions using components that are available in the real world from distributors. The book does not just give a design with a transfer function; instead, it provides design tools based on transfer function, getting you to a working circuit so you can make the right decision on which op amp is best for the job at hand. With this book you will learn: single op amp designs that get the most out of every amplifier; which specifications are of most importance to your design, enabling you to narrow down the list of amplifiers to those few that are most suitable; strategies for making simple tweaks to the design—changes that are often apparent once a prototype has been constructed; how to design for hostile environments—extreme temperatures, high levels of shock, vibration, and radiation—by knowing which circuit parameters are likely to degrade and how to counteract that degradation. Features real world op amp selection guides Teaches which op amp is best for the job Includes design circuits with real world component values Contains guidelines for developing the entire signal chain, from specification for the transducer to power supply and data converter Includes new coverage of negative regulation techniques and op amp stability, negative regulation techniques, extended electronics theory and troubleshooting

Learn How to Master the Art of Kart Driving

Author: Terence Dove

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781540628596


Page: 194

View: 2657

Terence Dove Spills the Beans on Driving a Racing Kart at the Elite Level. Learn how to command your kart, dominate your opponents and grow your self-confidence with advanced techniques and winning strategies used by the pros. Discover the secrets Terence has learned from working with World Champions, European Champions and British Champions on how to take a racing kart to the absolute limit. Build your confidence to champion levels Develop your own powerfully effective driving style Brake right on the limit Race like a driver in total command Use your eyes like a guided weapon system. Master wet driving Nail your starts time and again Apply secret techniques to find more speed Learn from a master of karting technique with 15 years of coaching experience how you can become a formidable kart pilot. Includes step-by-step instructions on developing the most essential driving techniques that Terence uses to help his clients reach their maximum potential.

The Algorithm Design Manual

Author: Steven S Skiena

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1848000707

Category: Computers

Page: 730

View: 9343

This newly expanded and updated second edition of the best-selling classic continues to take the "mystery" out of designing algorithms, and analyzing their efficacy and efficiency. Expanding on the first edition, the book now serves as the primary textbook of choice for algorithm design courses while maintaining its status as the premier practical reference guide to algorithms for programmers, researchers, and students. The reader-friendly Algorithm Design Manual provides straightforward access to combinatorial algorithms technology, stressing design over analysis. The first part, Techniques, provides accessible instruction on methods for designing and analyzing computer algorithms. The second part, Resources, is intended for browsing and reference, and comprises the catalog of algorithmic resources, implementations and an extensive bibliography. NEW to the second edition: • Doubles the tutorial material and exercises over the first edition • Provides full online support for lecturers, and a completely updated and improved website component with lecture slides, audio and video • Contains a unique catalog identifying the 75 algorithmic problems that arise most often in practice, leading the reader down the right path to solve them • Includes several NEW "war stories" relating experiences from real-world applications • Provides up-to-date links leading to the very best algorithm implementations available in C, C++, and Java


Amateur Motorsports

Author: Jeffrey M. Fazio

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781508546467

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 58

View: 4980

Are you ready to take racing your car to the next level? Have you dreamed of sponsorship deals and aren't sure how to get started? Then learn from a seasoned racer that has been there and accomplished a lot on a small budget while working with sponsors, on various levels, across the country.From 2002 through 2007, Jeff Fazio raced his highly-modified 600+ h.p. Toyota MR2 known as “Hyde” in all sorts of racing venues. Hyde participated in drag racing, SCCA Solo II, SCCA Solo I Hillclimb, track days, and other races. In 2004, Fazio knew it was time to take his racing to the next level. Formally setting up Jekyl Hyde Racing as a business, he sought out sponsorship on all levels (local, regional, national, etc.). With the help of sponsors, Hyde roared from 300 rwhp to well over 600 rwhp and started dominating races. Sponsorship: Amateur Motorsports details Fazio's story and explains in detail the steps he took to gain sponsors. Use his story, borrow his ideas to advance your own racing and move up to the next level. What are you waiting for?See more at:

Going Nowhere Fast In Assetto Corsa (2016-03-23)

Race Driving On A Simulator

Author: Amen Zwa, Esq.

Publisher: sOnit, Inc.

ISBN: 0985415657

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 726

View: 3743

This book is a comprehensive guide to race driving on Assetto Corsa, a new racing simulator from Kunos Simulazioni. It is not a gaming guide. If you are seeking a gaming guide that teaches you shortcuts on achievement badge earning, tips on points scoring, or cheats on beating online opponents unfairly, you have come to a wrong place. What you will find in this book are technical topics covering graphics card tweaking, force feedback customisation, simulator configuration, race car dynamics, racing components, car set-up, driving techniques, racing rules, race tactics, and psychology of race driving. I also present the racing lines for all the laser-scanned tracks, up to and including the latest version. I describe each track, corner-by-corner and bump-by-bump, with the cockpit view screenshots. · 2016-03-23—add handling guides for version 1.5.x cars Abarth 595, C7 Stingray, and Mustang GT; add information about Tyre Model 7; include information on the latest improvements in graphics performance and track surface · 2016-02-28—add track guide for Brands Hatch included in DP3; add handling guides for new cars included in version 1.4.x and DP3; describe cornering techniques unique to low-powered cars like Lotus 25; add information about Tyre Model 6 and camber thrust; add description of graphics benchmarking; reduce the entropy by reediting the entire text · 2015-10-25—add track guide for Catalunya included in DP2; add handling guides for new cars in version 1.3.x and DP2; add description of 64-bit executable; add information about Tyre Model 5 and louder tyre squeals; add information on telemetry data export · 2015-08-18—add Zandvoort, Miura, Quattro, GT-R, and GT86 to match version 1.2.x; add explanation of slow-motion perception during crashes and placebo effect of set-up modifications; distinguish between static and dynamic friction; add description of 180-degree spin and doughnut loop techniques; expand hardware set-up section and audio settings section; update Mugello track guide · 2015-05-01—update Spa, Nordschleife, and Trtento-Bondone track guides; expand Lotus 98T and Sauber C9 car guides; optimise embedded images · 2015-04-26—update Nordschleife track guide; update Alfa 155 car guide; improve quality of embedded images; fix minor ePub formatting issues for Google Play edition · 2015-04-16—add track guide for Nordschleife included in DP1; add handling guide for each car type, including DP1’s Alfa 155 AWD; add the use of Exos and P1 DRS functionality to match version 1.1.x; add section on hill climbing techniques; refine packers, cones, and turbocharger descriptions; update configurations to match version 1.1. x; create a more detailed table of contents for easier navigation; add author contact information · 2014-12-31—add explanation of simulator sickness and warnings thereof; update view, audio, and control configurations to match version 1.0. x · 2014-11-04—add track guides for Spa and Trento-Bondone to match RC contents; ddd explanation for steering wheel force feedback settings; add links to psychology reference books · 2014-10-07—add explanation of several set-up-related telemetry data streams; fix statement about handbrake support; fix statement about tyre flat-spotting · 2014-09-21—initial publication

The Art of Game Design

A Book of Lenses, Second Edition

Author: Jesse Schell

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1498759564

Category: Computers

Page: 600

View: 5675

Good game design happens when you view your game from as many perspectives as possible. Written by one of the world's top game designers, The Art of Game Design presents 100+ sets of questions, or different lenses, for viewing a game’s design, encompassing diverse fields such as psychology, architecture, music, visual design, film, software engineering, theme park design, mathematics, puzzle design, and anthropology. This Second Edition of a Game Developer Front Line Award winner: Describes the deepest and most fundamental principles of game design Demonstrates how tactics used in board, card, and athletic games also work in top-quality video games Contains valuable insight from Jesse Schell, the former chair of the International Game Developers Association and award-winning designer of Disney online games The Art of Game Design, Second Edition gives readers useful perspectives on how to make better game designs faster. It provides practical instruction on creating world-class games that will be played again and again.

The Design of Everyday Things

Revised and Expanded Edition

Author: Don Norman

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0465072992

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 384

View: 5673

The ultimate guide to human-centered design Even the smartest among us can feel inept as we fail to figure out which light switch or oven burner to turn on, or whether to push, pull, or slide a door. The fault, argues this ingenious-even liberating-book, lies not in ourselves, but in product design that ignores the needs of users and the principles of cognitive psychology. The problems range from ambiguous and hidden controls to arbitrary relationships between controls and functions, coupled with a lack of feedback or other assistance and unreasonable demands on memorization. The Design of Everyday Things shows that good, usable design is possible. The rules are simple: make things visible, exploit natural relationships that couple function and control, and make intelligent use of constraints. The goal: guide the user effortlessly to the right action on the right control at the right time. The Design of Everyday Things is a powerful primer on how--and why--some products satisfy customers while others only frustrate them.

Inner Speed Secrets

Mental Strategies to Maximize Your Racing Performance

Author: Ross Bentley,Ronn Langford

Publisher: MotorBooks International

ISBN: 9780760308349

Category: Transportation

Page: 160

View: 1255

Techniques to help drivers overcome the mental barriers that prevent successful racing.

Introduction to Sports Biomechanics

Analysing Human Movement Patterns

Author: Roger Bartlett

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135818185

Category: Science

Page: 304

View: 5900

First published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Craft of Scientific Writing

Author: Michael Alley

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1441982884

Category: Science

Page: 298

View: 3729

The Craft of Scientific Writing is designed to help scientists and engineers - both professionals already active in the disciplines as well as students preparing to enter the professions - write about their work clearly and effectively. Written for use as a text in courses on scientific writing, the book includes many useful suggestions about approaching a wide variety of writing tasks from journal papers to grant proposals and from emails to formal reports, as well as a concise guide to style and usage appropriate for scientific writing. Also useful for self-study, the book will be an important reference for all scientists and engineers who need to write about their work. With this new and updated fourth edition, while most technical writing texts have gotten larger over the years, this one has streamlined, to provide busy readers with the essence of what distinguishes the style of the best scientific documents. With this new edition, readers will learn not just how to organize information, but how to emphasize the key details of that information. Also, readers will not just learn how to cast their ideas into precise and clear sentences, but how to connect these sentences in an energetic fashion. In the section on language, the new edition goes into much depth about how to make connections between ideas: an important issue that few technical writing texts address. Moreover, the new edition integrates the discussion of illustrations with language because those two aspects of style are so intertwined. Finally, the new edition does a better job of explaining how to make the process of writing more efficient. From a review of the first edition: "A refreshing addition to a genre dominated by English teacher-style textbooks. Instead of listing rules that constrain writers, the book uses examples to lay out the path to successful communication ... Especially helpful (and entertaining) is the chapter on the writing process. Anyone who has spent more time avoiding a writing task than actually doing it will appreciate Alley's tips." –Dr. Ellen Ochoa, Deputy Director of Flight Crew Operations, Johnson Space Center