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Sports math. An introductory course in the mathematics of sports science and sports analytics. (English) Zbl 1348.62003

Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press (ISBN 978-1-4987-0626-1/hbk; 978-1-4987-0629-2/ebook). xxi, 256 p. (2016).
Publisher’s description: Can you really keep your eye on the ball? How is massive data collection changing sports?
Sports science courses are growing in popularity. The author’s course at Roanoke College is a mix of physics, physiology, mathematics, and statistics. Many students of both genders find it exciting to think about sports. Sports problems are easy to create and state, even for students who do not live sports 24/7. Sports are part of their culture and knowledge base, and the opportunity to be an expert on some area of sports is invigorating. This should be the primary reason for the growth of mathematics of sports courses: the topic provides intrinsic motivation for students to do their best work.

MSC:

62-01 Introductory exposition (textbooks, tutorial papers, etc.) pertaining to statistics
74-01 Introductory exposition (textbooks, tutorial papers, etc.) pertaining to mechanics of deformable solids
62P99 Applications of statistics
74C15 Large-strain, rate-independent theories of plasticity (including nonlinear plasticity)
91A80 Applications of game theory
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