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The Hidden Mathematics of Sport
     

The Hidden Mathematics of Sport

by Rob Eastaway, John Haigh
 

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How to beat the odds, how to always win at tennis, and how to take a penalty and score every time—all using the power of mathematics

From an author committed to the popularization of math, this novel and intriguing look at sports explores the mathematics behind the action. It explains the best tactics for taking a

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How to beat the odds, how to always win at tennis, and how to take a penalty and score every time—all using the power of mathematics

From an author committed to the popularization of math, this novel and intriguing look at sports explores the mathematics behind the action. It explains the best tactics for taking a penalty, the pros and cons of being a consistent golfer, the surprising link between boxing and figure skating, and the formula for always winning a game of tennis. Whichever sport readers love, they will find plenty to absorb and amuse in this insightful and unique book—and maybe even find some new strategies for beating the odds.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781907554223
Publisher:
Anova Books
Publication date:
08/01/2011
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.80(d)

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Meet the Author

Rob Eastaway is the author of Beating the OddsHow Long Is A Piece Of String?, Out of the Box: 101 Ideas for Thinking Creatively, and Why Do Buses Come In Threes. He is the former president of the UK Mathematical Association, one of the originators of the International Rankings of Cricketers, and a former puzzle writer for New Scientist magazine. John Haigh is the author of Taking Chances: Winning with Probability.

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