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Mathematics and sports

Author: Joseph A Gallian; Mathematical Association of America.
Publisher: [Washington, DC] : Mathematical Association of America, 2010.
Series: Dolciani mathematical expositions, no. 43.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An accessible compendium of essays on the broad theme of mathematics and sports.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph A Gallian; Mathematical Association of America.
ISBN: 9780883853498 0883853493
OCLC Number: 650220783
Notes: " ... compendium of essays solicited for the 2010 Mathematics Awareness Month web page ... "P. [4] of cover.
Description: xi, 329 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: I. Baseball. Sabermetrics : the past, the present, and the future / Jim Albert --
Surprising streaks and playoff parity : probability problems in a sports context / Rick Cleary --
Did humidifying the baseball decrease the number of homers at Coors Field? / Howard Penn --
Streaking : finding the probability for a batting streak / Stanley Rothman and Quoc Le --
II. Basketball. Bracketology : how can math help? / Tim Chartier [and others] --
Down 4 with a minute to go / G. Edgar Parker --
Jump shot mathematics / Howard Penn --
III. Football. How deep is your playbook? / Tricia Muldoon Brown and Eric B. Kahn --
A look at overtime in the NFL / Chris Jones --
Extending the Colley method to generate predictive football rankings / R. Drew Pasteur --
When perfect isn't good enough : retrodictive rankings in college football / R. Drew Pasteur --
IV. Golf. The science of the drive / Douglas N. Arnold --
Is Tiger Woods a winner? / Scott M. Berry --
G.H. Hardy's golfing adventure / Roland Minton --
Tigermetrics / Roland Minton --
V. NASCAR. Can mathematics make a difference? Exploring tire troubles in NASCAR / Cheryll E. Crowe --
VI. Scheduling. Scheduling a tournament / Dalibor Froncek --
VII. Soccer --
Bending a soccer ball with math / Tim Chartier --
VIII. Tennis. Teaching mathematics and statistics using tennis / Reza Noubary --
Percentage play in tennis / G. Edgar Parker --
IX. Track and field. The effects of wind and altitude in the 400m sprint with various IAAF track geometries / Vanessa Alday and Michael Frantz --
Mathematical ranking of the Division III track and field conferences / Chris Fisette --
What is the speed limit for men's 100 meter dash / Reza Noubary --
May the best team win : determining the winner of a cross country race / Stephen Szydlik --
Biomechanics of running and walking / Anthony Tongen and Roshna E. Wunderlich.
Series Title: Dolciani mathematical expositions, no. 43.
Responsibility: edited by Joseph A. Gallian.
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