The Resource Mathletics : a scientist explains 100 amazing things about the world of sports, John D. Barrow

Mathletics : a scientist explains 100 amazing things about the world of sports, John D. Barrow

Label
Mathletics : a scientist explains 100 amazing things about the world of sports
Title
Mathletics
Title remainder
a scientist explains 100 amazing things about the world of sports
Statement of responsibility
John D. Barrow
Title variation
Scientist explains 100 amazing things about the world of sports
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A math professor shows how math and physics can offer unexpected insights into the world of sports, from the g-forces experienced by gymnasts during the "giant swing" maneuver to an explanation as to why left-handed boxers have a strategic advantage
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1952-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Barrow, John D.
Dewey number
796
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
GV706.8
LC item number
.B373 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sports
  • Sports sciences
  • Force and energy
Label
Mathletics : a scientist explains 100 amazing things about the world of sports, John D. Barrow
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
How Usain Bolt could break his world record with no extra effort -- All-rounders -- The archers -- The flaw of averages -- Going round the bend -- A question of balance -- Anyone for baseball, tennis, or cricket? -- Bayes watch -- Best of three -- High jumping -- Having the right birthday -- Air time -- Kayaking -- Do you need a cox? -- On the cards -- Wheels on fire -- Points scoring -- Diving -- The most extreme sport of all -- Slip slidin' away -- Gender studies -- Physics for ground staff --What goes up must come down -- Left-handers versus right-handers -- Ultimate pole-vaulting -- The return of the Karate Kid -- Leverage -- Reach for the sky -- The marathon -- All that glitters is not gold -- Don't blink first -- Ping-pong is coming home -- A walk on the wild side -- Racing certainties -- What is the chance of being disqualified? -- Rowing has its moments -- Rugby and relativity -- Run rates -- Squash : a very peculiar practice -- Faking it -- A sense of proportion -- Cushioning the blow -- Breaststrokers -- That crucial point -- Throwin' in the wind -- The two-headed league -- What a racket -- Size matters -- A truly weird soccer match -- Twisting and turning -- The wayward wind -- Windsurfing -- Winning medals -- Why are there never world records in women's track and field? -- The zigzag run -- Cinderella sports -- Wheelchair racing -- The equitempered triathlon -- The madness of crowds -- Hydrophobic polyurethane swimsuits -- Modern pentathlon -- Keeping cool -- Wheelchair speeds -- The war on error -- Matters of gravity -- Googling in the Caribbean -- The ice-skating paradox -- Throwing the discus -- Goal differences -- Is the premier league random? -- Fancy gear : does it help? -- Triangles in the water -- The illusion of floating -- The anti-Matthew effect -- Seeding tournaments -- Fixing tournaments -- Wind-assisted marathons -- Going uphill -- Psychological momentum -- Goals, goals, goals -- Total immersion -- The great British soccer team -- Strange but true -- Blade runner -- Pairing people up -- Ticket scalpers -- Skydiving -- Running high -- The archer's paradox -- Bend it like Beckham -- Stop-go tactics -- Diving is a gas -- Spring is in the air -- The toss of the coin -- What sports should be in the Olympics? -- The cat paradox -- Things that fly through the air with the greatest of ease -- Some like it hot -- The bounce of the superball -- Thinking inside the box
Control code
ocn755704992
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xiv, 298 pages
Isbn
9780393063417
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2012009794
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780393063417
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)755704992
Label
Mathletics : a scientist explains 100 amazing things about the world of sports, John D. Barrow
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
How Usain Bolt could break his world record with no extra effort -- All-rounders -- The archers -- The flaw of averages -- Going round the bend -- A question of balance -- Anyone for baseball, tennis, or cricket? -- Bayes watch -- Best of three -- High jumping -- Having the right birthday -- Air time -- Kayaking -- Do you need a cox? -- On the cards -- Wheels on fire -- Points scoring -- Diving -- The most extreme sport of all -- Slip slidin' away -- Gender studies -- Physics for ground staff --What goes up must come down -- Left-handers versus right-handers -- Ultimate pole-vaulting -- The return of the Karate Kid -- Leverage -- Reach for the sky -- The marathon -- All that glitters is not gold -- Don't blink first -- Ping-pong is coming home -- A walk on the wild side -- Racing certainties -- What is the chance of being disqualified? -- Rowing has its moments -- Rugby and relativity -- Run rates -- Squash : a very peculiar practice -- Faking it -- A sense of proportion -- Cushioning the blow -- Breaststrokers -- That crucial point -- Throwin' in the wind -- The two-headed league -- What a racket -- Size matters -- A truly weird soccer match -- Twisting and turning -- The wayward wind -- Windsurfing -- Winning medals -- Why are there never world records in women's track and field? -- The zigzag run -- Cinderella sports -- Wheelchair racing -- The equitempered triathlon -- The madness of crowds -- Hydrophobic polyurethane swimsuits -- Modern pentathlon -- Keeping cool -- Wheelchair speeds -- The war on error -- Matters of gravity -- Googling in the Caribbean -- The ice-skating paradox -- Throwing the discus -- Goal differences -- Is the premier league random? -- Fancy gear : does it help? -- Triangles in the water -- The illusion of floating -- The anti-Matthew effect -- Seeding tournaments -- Fixing tournaments -- Wind-assisted marathons -- Going uphill -- Psychological momentum -- Goals, goals, goals -- Total immersion -- The great British soccer team -- Strange but true -- Blade runner -- Pairing people up -- Ticket scalpers -- Skydiving -- Running high -- The archer's paradox -- Bend it like Beckham -- Stop-go tactics -- Diving is a gas -- Spring is in the air -- The toss of the coin -- What sports should be in the Olympics? -- The cat paradox -- Things that fly through the air with the greatest of ease -- Some like it hot -- The bounce of the superball -- Thinking inside the box
Control code
ocn755704992
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xiv, 298 pages
Isbn
9780393063417
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2012009794
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780393063417
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)755704992

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