Mathletics (Paperback)John Barrow (author)
Paperback 320 Pages / Published: 20/06/2013
- In stock online
* 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.
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 305 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 24 mm
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