Item description for Beating the Odds: The Hidden Mathematics of Sport by Rob Eastaway, John Haigh & Barbara Shore...
Overview Takes a look at sport, by exploring the mathematics behind the action. Whatever be your sporting interests, you will find plenty to absorb from this book.
Why might it help a penalty kicker to look at a clock before he kicks the ball? Does winning the coin toss actually matter? And why should some people consider playing darts blindfolded? Beating the Odds takes a novel and intriguing look at sports by exploring the mathematics behind the action. Discover, for instance, the surprising links between boxing and figure skating and between football and cricket, the unusual location of England's earliest soccer game, the 26.5-degree "trick" snooker shot, the pros and cons of being a consistent golfer, and the formula for winning a game of tennis. Whatever your sporting interests or ability, you will find plenty to absorb you in this insightful and fun book—and maybe you'll improve your own chances of success!
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 5" Height: 7.75" Weight: 0.45 lbs.
Release Date Apr 28, 2008
Publisher Anova Books
ISBN 1905798121 ISBN13 9781905798124
Availability 0 units.
More About Rob Eastaway, John Haigh & Barbara Shore
Rob Eastaway has authored and coauthored several best-selling books that connect math with everyday life, including "Why Do Buses Come in Threes?" and "How Many Socks Make a Pair?"