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

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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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* 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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Author John D. Barrow
Publisher Random House
Place London
Year 2012
ISBN 9781847921642
Binding Hardcover
Condition Very Good
Dustjacket Condition Good
Comments Small tears on dustjacket

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