Overview

Complex systems in nature are those with many interacting parts, all capable of influencing global system outcomes. There is a growing body of research that has modeled sport performance from a complexity sciences perspective, studying the behavior of individual athletes and sports teams as emergent phenomena which self-organise under interacting constraints.



This book is the first to bring together experts ...

See more details below
Complex Systems in Sport

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK
  • NOOK HD/HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$160.00
BN.com price

Overview

Complex systems in nature are those with many interacting parts, all capable of influencing global system outcomes. There is a growing body of research that has modeled sport performance from a complexity sciences perspective, studying the behavior of individual athletes and sports teams as emergent phenomena which self-organise under interacting constraints.



This book is the first to bring together experts studying complex systems in the context of sport from across the world to collate core theoretical ideas, current methodologies and existing data into one comprehensive resource. It offers new methods of analysis for investigating representative complex sport movements and actions at an individual and team level, exploring the application of methodologies from the complexity sciences in the context of sports performance and the organization of sport practice.



Complex Systems in Sport is important reading for any advanced student or researcher working in sport and exercise science, sports coaching, kinesiology or human movement.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

Meet the Author

Keith Davids is a Professor of Motor Control at the Centre for Sports Engineering Research at Sheffield Hallam University, UK.

Robert Hristovski is Professor in the Faculty of Physical Education at the University of Ss. Cyril and Methodius, Republic of Macedonia.

Duarte Araújo is Associate Professor in the Faculty of Human Kinetics at Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal.

Natalia Balagué Serre is Professor of Exercise Physiology in the INEFC at the University of Barcelona, Spain.

Chris Button is Associate Professor in the School of Physical Education at the University of Otago, New Zealand.

Pedro Passos is Assistant Professor of Motor Control in the Faculty of Human Kinetics at the Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Preface - Keith Davids, Robert Hristovski, Duarte Araújo and Natalia Balague Serre Section 1: Theoretical Bases for Understanding Complex Systems in Sport Chapter 1: Basic Notions in the Science of Complex Systems and Nonlinear Dynamics - Robert Hristovski, Natalia Balague Serre and Wolfgang Schöllhorn Chapter 2: Coordination Dynamics and Cognition - J.A. Scott Kelso Chapter 3: Why Coordination Dynamics is Relevant for Studying Sport Performance - Chris Button, Jon Wheat and Peter Lamb Chapter 4: Psychobiological Integration During Exercise Performed Until Exhaustion - N. Balagué Serre, R. Hristovski, A. Vainoras, P. Vázquez, D. Aragonés Section 2: Methodologies and Techniques for Data Analyses in Investigating Complex Systems in Sport Chapter 5: Nonlinear Time Series Methods for Analyzing Behavioral Sequences - Nikita Kuznetsov, Scott Bonnette and Michael A. Riley Chapter 6: Interpersonal Coordination Tendencies Induce Functional Synergies Through Co-Adaptation Processes in Team Sports - Pedro Passos, Duarte Araújo, Bruno Travassos, Luis Vilar and Ricardo Duarte Chapter 7: The Measurement of Space and Time in Evolving Sport Phenomena - Sofia Fonseca, Ana Diniz and Duarte Araújo Chapter 8: Self-Organizing Maps and Cluster Analysis in Elite and Sub-Elite Athletic Performance - Wolfgang Schöllhorn, Jia Yi Chow, Paul Glazier and Chris Button Chapter 9: Single Camera Analyses in Studying Pattern Forming Dynamics of Player Interactions in Team Sports - Ricardo Duarte, Orlando Fernandes, Hugo Folgado Duarte Araújo Chapter 10: Using Virtual Environments to Study Interactions in Sport Performance - Vanda Correia, Duarte Araújo, Gareth Watson and Cathy Craig Chapter 11: Methods of Measurement in Studying Team Sports as Dynamical Systems - Daniel Memmert and Jürgen Perl Chapter 12: Team Sports as Dynamical Systems - Tim Mcgarry, Juergen Perl and Martin Lames Part 3a: Complexity Sciences and Sport Performance Chapter 13: Ecological Dynamics as A Framework for Notation Analysis - Luis Vilar, Carlota Torrents, Duarte Araújo and Keith Davids Chapter 14: Talent Development and Expertise in Sport - Elissa Phillips, Keith Davids, Duarte Araújo and Ian Renshaw Chapter 15: Creativity in Sport and Dance: A constraints based soft-assembly of action.- Robert Hristovski, Keith Davids, Duarte Araújo, Pedro Passos, Carlota Torrents, Alexandar Aceski and Alexandar Tufekcievski Part 3b: Complexity Sciences and Training for Sport Chapter 16: Variability in Neurobiological Systems and Training - Chris Button, Ludovic Seifert, David O’Donovan, and Keith Davids Chapter 17: Individual Pathways of Change in Motor Learning and Development - Yeou-Teh Liu and Karl M. Newell Chapter 18: A Constraints-Based Approach to the Acquisition of Expertise in Outdoor Adventure Sports - Keith Davids, Eric Brymer, Ludovic Seifert and Dominic Orth Chapter 19: Skill Acquisition and Representative Task Design - Ross A. Pinder, Ian Renshaw, Jonathon Headrick and Keith Davids

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)