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100 Essential Things You Didn't Know You Didn't Know About Sport

dc.contributor.authorBarrow, J. D. (John D.)
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-27T20:41:25Z
dc.date.available2014-03-27T20:41:25Z
dc.date.issued2014-03
dc.identifier.urihttp://doer.col.org/handle//123456789/4424
dc.description.abstractThe book asks the question, "What can maths tell us about sports?" It sheds light on the mysteries of running, jumping, swimming and points scoring across the whole sporting spectrum. Whether you are a competitor striving to go faster or higher, or an armchair enthusiast wanting to understand more, this is a fascinating read with one hundred short pieces that range across a wide number of sports. Find out: Why high-jumpers use the Fosbury Flop? How fast Usain Bolt can ultimately run and how he could break his records without running any faster? Whether there is a limit to human performance? Who the strongest man or woman is, pound for pound? Why there are so many different scoring systems in sport? If a 100-kilogram mass weighs more in London than it does in Singapore; what the best strategy for taking football penalties is? What the effect of those banned skin-tight swimsuits are? Why golf balls are dimpled? And, last, but not least, why does the bounce of a Superball seem to defy Newton's laws of motion. Written for anyone interested in sport or simple maths, the book will enrich your understanding of sport and enliven your appreciation of maths.en_US
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dc.source.urihttp://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/100-essential-things-you-didnt-know-you-didnt-know-about-sporten_US
dc.subjectmathematicsen_US
dc.subjecttrainingen_US
dc.title100 Essential Things You Didn't Know You Didn't Know About Sporten_US
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