Crashes and Collapses: Essentials of Forensic Science (Paperback)Thomas L. Bohan (author)
Paperback 336 Pages / Published: 01/02/2009
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This title offers an in-depth forensic investigation of the variables involved in crashes and collapses. "Crashes and Collapses" offers readers a unique look at this area of forensic science. After providing a history of forensic engineering science, this compelling new volume goes on to introduce Newton's laws of motion, which underlie accident reconstruction; the critical-speed-scuff method for determining the speed of cars; the obstacles confronting forensic investigators; and more. The book also provides enlightening looks at specific cases of crashes and collapses, presenting both the facts and analysis.Chapters include: History and Guiding Principles of Forensic Engineering Science; Accident Reconstruction: Getting Started; Accident Reconstruction: Moving into High Gear; Speed from Critical-Speed Scuffs; A Double Murder Poorly Disguised as an Accident?; The Crash of the Merchant Vessel Tamano; Subway Stop; Crane Collapse; Scaffold Collapse; and, Bringing It All Together: Lessons Conveyed.
Publisher: Facts On File Inc
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 544 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 23 mm
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