Mathletics, Paperback

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How can sprinter Usain Bolt break his world record without running any faster?

Why do high-jumpers use the Fosbury Flop? What's the best strategy for taking penalties in football?

What statistical advantage do left-handed boxers have over their right-handed opponents? And did you know that gymnasts can experience stronger g-forces than roller-coaster designers are allowed to create?

John D. Barrow shows how maths can give us surprising and enlivening insights into the world of sports - essential reading for competitors, armchair enthusiasts and maths-lovers alike.

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320 pages, Illustrations
  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Sports & outdoor recreation
  • ISBN: 9780099584230

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