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Old 04-10-03, 11:37 AM
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the physics of racing

Here's a neat site I found while looking around so I thought I would share

http://phors.locost7.info/contents.htm
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Old 04-10-03, 05:42 PM
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Looks like a great link! Thanks for sharing!
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It's an awesome link. I remember reading the first twelve parts years ago in high school, it's about time he picked up were he left off. I'm printing as we speak!
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Old 04-11-03, 06:53 AM
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Glad you all like I just started reading Carrol Smith's Drive to Win so I don't have time for this "yet"
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It's a very good series. Not to be confused with the Psychics of Racing
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AAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!

My brain ... it's going to explode. Too many derivations .... ugh. I felt like I was in diffy screw all over again (Differential Equations - higher level math course, for you non-engineering types). Information overload ....

I'll stick with calculating wheel rate and the expertise of people who are faster than me.
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Forget all that math. "finding the line is an art form", quote from the end of a part which analyzed proper line position TO THE MAX. He could not make a conclusive answer.
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Originally posted by 88IntegraLS
Forget all that math. "finding the line is an art form", quote from the end of a part which analyzed proper line position TO THE MAX. He could not make a conclusive answer.
i would say its a combination. the physics can get you pretty close, but the final minute adjustments are by feel.

it's fun to understand the physics anyways.
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cool! now I have something to read during the term break. lol!
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