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Beating the odds : the hidden mathematics of sport

Author: Robert Eastaway; John Haigh; Barbara Shore
Publisher: London : Robson, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Eastaway and Haigh explore the mathematics behind sport, discovering, for instance, the surprising links between boxing and figure skating and between American football and cricket. In addition, you can find out about the pros and cons of being a consistent golfer, and the formula for winning a game of tennis.
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Genre/Form: Mathematics
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Eastaway; John Haigh; Barbara Shore
ISBN: 9781905798124 1905798121
OCLC Number: 137222273
Notes: Originally published: as How to take a penalty. 2005.
Description: x, 179 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Contents: Balls --
Why didn't you belt it, son? --
A matter of perspective --
In the judges' opinion --
Faster, higher, longer --
The toss of a coin --
One hundred and eighty! --
Chasing the ace --
first to the finish --
Goals, goals, goals --
Eleven (and other odd numbers) --
Getting the angles right --
Top of the league --
Adding to the thrill --
The percentage game --
How to win gold --
Extra time and the penalty shoot-out.
Responsibility: Rob Eastaway and John Haigh ; illustrations by Barbara Shore.
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