When Balls Collide: Understanding the Skill of Juggling (Paperback)

When Balls Collide: Understanding the Skill of Juggling By Jack Kalvan, Arthur Lewbel Cover Image
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A scientific look at the skill of juggling. For the juggler who's interested in science, or the scientist who's interested in juggling, this is a comprehensive examination by two experts in the field. We look at the pros and cons of different juggling patterns and analyze various constraints jugglers face, including: hand speed, timing, throwing errors, and the spatial constraints of objects in the air. We make some conclusions about optimal patterns, what constitutes good form, how jugglers avoid collisions, and the human limits of juggling. We also look at the many ways jugglers change the constraints to make it more interesting. Other topics in the book include: juggling definitions, different props, historical juggling, juggling records, the physics of thrown objects, Shannon's juggling theorem and other useful equations, juggling instruction, "siteswap" notation, and training advice.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781387916894
ISBN-10: 1387916890
Publisher: Lulu.com
Publication Date: July 11th, 2018
Pages: 178
Language: English