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Title Mathematics and sports / edited by Joseph A. Gallian
Published [Washington, DC] : Mathematical Association of America, 2010


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  796.0151 Gal/Mas  DUE 07-11-19
Description xi, 329 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Series Dolciani mathematical expositions ; no. 43
Dolciani mathematical expositions ; no. 43
Contents I. Baseball -- II. Basketball -- III. Football -- IV. Golf -- V. Nascar -- VI. Scheduling -- VII. Soccer -- VIII. Tennis -- Ix. Track and field
Summary This is an eclectic compendium of the essays solicited for the 2010 Mathematics Awareness Month Web page on the theme of 'Mathematics and Sports'. In keeping with the goal of promoting mathematics awareness to a broad audience, all of the articles are accessible to university-level mathematics students and many are accessible to the general public. The book is divided into sections by the kind of sports. The section on American football includes an article that evaluates a method for reducing the advantage of the winner to a coin flip in an NFL overtime game; the section on track and field examines the ultimate limit on how fast a human can run 100 metres; the section on baseball includes an article on the likelihood of streaks; the section on golf has an article that describes the double-pendulum model of a golf swing and an article on modelling Tiger Woods' career
Notes " ... compendium of essays solicited for the 2010 Mathematics Awareness Month web page..."P. [4] of cover
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject Sports -- Mathematics.
Author Gallian, Joseph A.
Mathematical Association of America.
LC no. 2010931026
ISBN 0883853493