Complex Systems in Sport

Complex Systems in Sport

by Keith Davids
     
 

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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.

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781136482144
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/20/2013
Series:
Routledge Research in Sport and Exercise Science
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
368
File size:
9 MB

Meet the Author

Keith Davids is Professor of Motor Control and Head of the School of Human Movement Studies at Queensland University of Technology, Australia.

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 Balague 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.

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