A Driver's Step-By-Step Guide to Finding Their Own Optimal Line Through the Physics of Racing
Author: Paradigm Shift Driver Development
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
New for 2016. An extended preview of The Perfect Corner is available at www.paradigmshiftracing.com Kindle version available to paperback purchasers for $0.99 through Amazon's Matchbook program. We will take you through a fun and intuitive lesson in the physics of racing and then we'll apply it as you learn to optimize your driving technique. We will look at real-world racetracks and provide an exact procedure to find the ideal approach all from the driver's-eye point of view. Regardless of your current level of driving experience, you can apply these techniques today and remove any doubt about what you should be doing on track for good. TOPICS COVERED INCLUDE: Line Theory Vehicle dynamics simplified Corner exit power application The myth of the super late apex Using the Euler Spiral on track Spiral variables Beginner vs advanced driver spirals Car and track effects on spiral shape The "artist rendition" line compared Circular entry compared Myth of the corner exit speed check The physics of trail braking Determining brake points The infinite straightaway problem Low vs high acceleration arcs Optimizing entry and exit together Advanced corners Full throttle into the spiral Braking or deceleration? Real world considerations The necessity of mistakes The driver's eye view Force direction real world examples Bonus section: Advanced racing physics
A Driver's Step-By-Step Guide to Optimizing Complex Sections Through the Physics of Racing
Author: Adam Brouillard,Paradigm Shift Driver Development
Category: Sports & Recreation
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.
Publisher: Allied Publishers
The Complete Guide to High-Performance and Race Driving
Author: Ross Bentley
Publisher: Motorbooks International
Category: Sports & Recreation
Ultimate Speed Secrets is the drivers guide to going faster! Professional race instructor Ross Bentley has raced everything from Indy cars to world sports cars and has the experience to make any racer a more complete driver. With detailed drills and comprehensive instructions, Bentley covers everything you need to know: choosing lines; adapting to different cars, tracks, and racing conditions; setting up controls; and understanding car adjustments and mental preparation. Whether you are racing an Indy car or simply interested in becoming a more complete driver on the street, Ultimate Speed Secrets will give you the information you need to succeed!
More Professional Race Driving Techniques
Author: Ross Bentley
Publisher: MotorBooks International
Discover the secrets that will make you a faster and more successful racecar driver with this up-to-date insight into the latest techniques in racing. Professional driver and driving coach Ross Bentley, reveals what it takes to be fast and win races at the highest levels. Chock full of diagrams and concise "speed secrets," Bentley has created an all-new approach to learning and perfecting the ideal line around the racetrack. He teaches you how to turn errors into more speed, left-foot braking techniques, as well as three sure-fire ways to lower your best lap time. Ross Bentley, who is the author of Speed Secrets, Inner Speed Secrets, and Bob Bondurant on Race Kart Driving, was a driver for the winning SRPII team at the Rolex 24 Hour race at Daytona. Ross is a member of Team Seattle, which also took home second place in SRPII. The two Team Seattle cars finished 7th and 8th overall in a field of 44 cars.
Eine Einführung in rechnergestützte Methoden
Author: Kurt Littger
Optimierung ist eine Aufgabe von besonderer Bedeutung für Unternehmen und Organisationen. Durch wachsenden Wettbewerb wird dieses Thema immer wichtiger. Hier wird es in einer Darstellungsform behandelt, die den Praktiker ohne große mathematische Vorkenntnisse in dieses komplexe Sachgebiet einführt. Hierbei werden theoretische (algorithmische) Aspekte konzeptionell behandelt und in Beziehung zu Aspekten der Datenverarbeitung (Software) sowie zu den Anwendungsgebieten gestellt, wie z.B. Standort-, Personal-, Produktions- und Vertriebsplanung von Unternehmen. Das Buch führt den Leser von den klassischen Methoden und Anwendungen bis zu den neuesten Verfahren und Problemstellungen betriebswirtschaftlicher und technischer Art. Es trägt dazu bei, dem großen Interessentenkreis aus den verschiedensten Branchen den Blick für die Möglichkeiten des rechnergestützten Optimierens zu öffnen. Von besonderem Wert für den Leser ist der einführende Charakter der Darstellung und das reichhaltige, strukturierte Literaturverzeichnis.
Author: Evelyn McCollum
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Category: Literary Criticism
This book is the fi rst of a collection of four books of columns titled Just Between You and Me, Volume I, II, III, and IV. Since I wrote these columns in the eighties, many of them concern the joys and problems of raising a family. For instance, Marion could never keep a fl ashlight, and both he and the children kept destroying my spatulas. Just beginning my writing career, I had to search desperately for a corner for myself. Also, I share my thoughts on a wide variety of subjects, including inspirational thoughts, some of my favorite recipes, and my experience of going to college as a non-traditional student.
Author: Gail Damerow
Publisher: Storey Publishing
The big orange pumpkin is no longer just for Halloween! Gail Damerow shows you how to cultivate more than 95 varieties of pumpkin, and provides recipes for pumpkin pies, muffins, and even pumpkin beer. You’ll also learn how to use pumpkins in a variety of craft projects, from carving unique jack-o’-lanterns to creating pumpkin-scented creams and soaps. With tips on growing giant pumpkins, preserving your harvest through the winter, and much more, The Perfect Pumpkin will delight pumpkin lovers of all sensibilities.
Or, The Finding of Christ
Author: Anna Bonus Kingsford
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
These wide-ranging lectures on theosophy, first published in 1882, discuss religions, spirits, divinity and redemption, truth, liberty and reason.
Author: Nicolle Morock
The story follows a fictional character on an adventure while she searches for the location of a legend lost to time. While the plot line is fictional, the ghost stories intertwined with it are true.
Author: David C. Holroyd
Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd
Category: Graphic novels
The Perfect Pair: The Enchanted Mirror is the graphic tale of commercial dolphins and the immensely personal account of a young boy’s first love – a special love that takes him on a mystical journey deep into the world of the dolphin, effectively casting him into a reality that constantly questions man’s overall appraisal of these very special people of the sea. It tells of a mind connection – a psychic bond so strong that it enables the boy and his charges to become Europe’s top performing team… The best of the best. Two dolphins famed for working in absolute unison, eventually leading them into achieving the much-revered full somersault routine – a shadow ballet of exquisite grace and beauty. A moving and emotional story, The Perfect Pair: The Enchanted Mirror will appeal to adults with an interest in dolphins and the people who work with them. Authors David and Tracy have been inspired by a number of authors and publications. David takes inspiration from Marvel comics, whilst Tracy is inspired by P G Wodehouse, Agatha Christie and Susan Hill.
Meet the Neo-Traditional Family and 8 Other Parent Groups You've Seen at the Playground
Author: Jennifer Conlin
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Category: Family & Relationships
With a classification system that has every parenting style down to a 't', The Perfect Parents Handbook is unputdownable reading for anyone who's ever forked over major three figures for the "must have" stroller or agonized over what their children's school says about them as parents. The real facts and details in this book gently skewer modern mothers and fathers and will at the same time delight them with dead-on accuracy in describing the habits and accouterments of nine types, including: --The Neo-Trads: Dad makes the cupcakes and kids' artwork is everywhere (not just on the fridge); the family's taste always exceeds its wallet --The Martyr Parents: They've sacrificed so much for the kids that the kids have taken over the asylum --The Power Parents: The IV sessions that led to triplets were coordinated on mom and dad's Blackberries and the real British nanny swabs the babies' Burberry button-downs on the way to their five bedroom Park Avenue apartment --The Classic Parents: Everybody's in LL Bean and their 2.3 children all climb into a little red wagon to get to the SUV Laced with titillating facts about our child-centric culture (unique baby announcements! nursery decorators! mandatory volunteering at preschool!), The Perfect Parents Handbook decodes the complex and terrifying (smothering doulas! educational vacations to the rainforest!) world of raising kids.,
In Nob Hill
Author: Rosanna Brand
The Perfect Tenant in Nob Hill. 1969Cassandra Nelson finds her first place through the classified ads and moves to San Franciscos Nob Hill. She shares her apartment with a young coed. With her enjoying her new independence and a new professional job in the financial district, life is everything she always dreamed of at nineteen; but only three months later, all is about to change. Cassandra returns home from work to find her roommate brutally murdered. Her life is thrown into a tailspin from that day forward, and unbeknownst to her, she holds the clue to identifying the killer and he knows it. Several more murders take place in Nob Hill, prompting the police to announce it is the work of a serial killer. Cassandra develops a haunting suspicion that she may have made a grave error in judgment resulting in the biggest mistake of her young life. After helping the police come up with a sketch of a person of interest, she moves back to Marin to start over. She also gets herself entangled in a heartbreaking love triangle with the lead detective on the case. But the Nob Hill Killer has his own plans: to seek revenge on Cassandra. He begins to taunt and stalk her in uncanny ways until she finally realizes the only way to rid herself of her tormentor is to killor be killed.
A History of Rittenhouse Square
Author: Nancy M. Heinzen
Publisher: Temple University Press
Great cities and neighborhoods rise and fall, yet Rittenhouse Square in Philadelphia has seized the imagination and envy of social climbers, urban planners, and novelists alike for two centuries. In The Perfect Square, Nancy Heinzen—a resident of Rittenhouse Square for over 40 years and an activist committed to its preservation—provides the first full-length social history of this public urban space. One of the five squares William Penn established when he founded the city, the southwest-situated Rittenhouse Square has transformed from a marshy plot surrounded by brickyards and workers’ shanties into the epicenter of Philadelphia high society. A keystone of center city Philadelphia, it was once home to great dynasties, elegant mansions, and grand dames of the Victorian era. Today it is lined with million-dollar high-rise condominiums, where nouveau-riche entrepreneurs and descendants of ethnic immigrants live side-by-side. Heinzen lovingly chronicles this urban space’s development and growth, illustrating that not only is Rittenhouse Square unique, but so is the combination of human events and relationships that have created and sustained it. Painstakingly researched and generously illustrated with black-and-white photos from public archives, The Perfect Square will appeal to lay readers interested in history, to professional historians and urban planners, and to the thousands of new residents who have settled on or near Rittenhouse Square since the dawn of the 21st century.
Author: Elaine Marie Alphin
Publisher: Carolrhoda Lab ™
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Someone murdered Brian's girfriend, Amanda. The police think it was her father. Brian isn’t so sure. But everyone he knows is telling him to move on, get over it, focus on the present. Focus on basketball. Focus on hitting the perfect shot. Brian hopes that the system will work for Amanda and her father. An innocent man couldn’t be wrongly convicted, could he? But then Brian does a school project on Leo Frank, a Jewish man lynched decades ago for the murder of a teenage girl—a murder he didn’t commit. Worse still, Brian’s teammate Julius gets arrested for nothing more than being a black kid in the wrong place at the wrong time. Brian can’t deny any longer that the system is flawed. As Amanda’s father goes on trial, Brian admits to himself that he knows something that could break the case. But if he comes forward, will the real killer try for another perfect shot—this time against Brian?
Author: James Andrus
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.
Art imitates death as a Florida police detective hunts for a twisted serial killer—and a clue to his own daughter’s disappearance . . . He believes he is granting his victims a form of immortality. His creation will be a testament to their perfection. Each victim has a rare innocence, worthy of being eternalized in his macabre work of art. A beauty worth killing for . . . For Det. John Stallings, the investigation isn’t just another case. The parallels between the Jacksonville girl who just disappeared and his own long-vanished daughter make every discovery a potential clue in the painful personal mystery that has haunted him for years. Then, one by one, bodies are discovered—all young women, strangled to fulfill a madman’s obsession. What began as a missing persons case has become a desperate race against a ruthless and bloodthirsty adversary—as Stallings draws closer to a truth too terrifying to face. From the author of The Perfect Woman, praised by Jeffery Deaver as “one of the best cop novels to come along in years,” this is a chilling crime thriller that will have readers racing through the pages.
Author: Beverly Clark
Publisher: Genesis Press, Inc.
Toni Carlton is in trouble. She's ambitious and outgoing, on her way to the top when she is found with the dead body of her boss, company president, J. V. Townsend in her arms. Before he collapses, he tries desperately to tell her something, but Toni can't quite get what he's saying. Everybody thinks he's died from a massive heart attack but three months later discrepancies and incorrect information have begun to surface at Townsend Brokerage. In desperation the company hires Mackinsey Jessup of Jessup Investigations who has an impressive reputation for his successes in corporate theft cases. Suspicion falls on Toni Carlton—but Mack finds himself falling for her as well. Is their passionate love genuine, or is Mack the next victim of a cold blooded murderess? Experience The Perfect Frame and find out.
Author: Margaret Coel
David Mathews, the wildly popular candidate expected to win the Colorado governor’s seat, has been murdered. His death has made headlines across the nation and Denver’s police are scrambling to solve the high-profile case. Mathews’s estranged wife Sydney had motive—her husband’s infidelities—and when the gun used to kill him is discovered in the couple’s mountain home, Sydney is arrested and charged with first-degree homicide. Catherine McLeod is covering the story for The Denver Journal and receives a call from an anonymous woman claiming she saw the real killer leave the scene of the crime but is afraid to confide in the police. To uncover the truth, Catherine must risk her career—and her life—to find the witness who can identify Mathews’s murderer: Detective Ryan Beckman.
Author: Maura Seger
Will they ever have a chance to say "I love you"? THEIR FUTURE HANGS IN THE BALANCE…. First the argument ripped Shane Dutton and Brenna O'Hare apart. Now a plane crash has stranded Shane in the Alaskan wilderness. Miles apart, all they can do is wait. And hope. And remember… THEIR PAST IS ALL THEY HAVE. Shane wanted children—Brenna didn't. Brenna wanted a man who never took risks—Shane did. But they also wanted each other—so badly that their differences hadn't mattered. Not at first. Reflecting on what went wrong—and right—Shane and Brenna reach the same conclusion. But will they ever get the chance to say "I love you"?
A Journey with Renaissance Master Andrea Palladio
Author: Witold Rybczynski
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
"Palladio is the Bible," Thomas Jefferson once said. "You should get it and stick to it." With his simple, gracious, perfectly proportioned villas, Andrea Palladio elevated the architecture of the private house into an art form during the late sixteenth century -- and his influence is still evident in the ample porches, columned porticoes, grand ceilings, and front-door pediments of America today. In The Perfect House, bestselling author Witold Rybczynski, whose previous books (Home, A Clearing in the Distance, Now I Sit Me Down) have transformed our understanding of domestic architecture, reveals how a handful of Palladio's houses in an obscure corner of the Venetian Republic should have made their presence felt hundreds of years later and halfway across the globe. More than just a study of one of history's seminal architectural figures, The Perfect House reflects Rybczynski's enormous admiration for his subject and provides a new way of looking at the special landscapes we call "home" in the modern world.