Reproduced here, with permission.
by Pierre Martins
The entire Physics of Racing Series (PhoRS) by Brian Beckman, PhD, reproduced here with permission.
The articles are available in both Adobe® Acrobat® (PDF) form, suitable for printing and HTML suitable for viewing online.
Introduction to the Physics of Racing
Keeping Your Tyres Stuck to the Ground
There Is No Such Thing as Centrifugal Force
Introduction to the Racing Line
Speed and Horsepower
The Traction Budget
Simulating Car Dynamics with a Computer Program
CyberCar, Every Racer's DWIM Car?
Bumps In The Road
RARS, A Simple Racing Simulator
"Slow-in, Fast-out!" or, Advanced Analysis of the Racing Line
"Slow-in, Fast-out!" or, Advanced Analysis of the Racing Line, Continued
Space, Time, and Rubber
The Magic Formula: Longitudinal Version
The Magic Formula: Lateral Version
The Driving Wheel, Chapter I
Four-Wheel Weight Transfer
Hazards of Integration
A Magical Trick
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