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Soccermatics : Mathematical Adventures in the Beautiful Game: Pro-Edition (Reprint) (Paperback) (David

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Soccer is the most mathematical of sports--riddled with numbers, patterns, and shapes. How to make sense of them? The answer lies in mathematical modeling, a science with applications in a host of biological systems. Soccermatics brings the two together in a fascinating, mind-bending synthesis.

What's the connection between an ant colony and Total Football, Dutch-style? How is the Barcelona midfield linked geometrically? And how can we relate the mechanics of a Mexican Wave to the singing of cicadas in an Australian valley? Welcome to the world of mathematical modeling, expressed brilliantly by David Sumpter through the prism of soccer. Soccer is indeed more than a game and this book is packed with game theory. After reading it, you will forever watch the game with new eyes.

Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 351
Genre: Mathematics, Sports + Recreation
Sub-Genre: Soccer
Series Title: Bloomsbury Sigma
Format: Paperback
Publisher: St Martins Pr
Author: David Sumpter
Language: English
Street Date: May 9, 2017
TCIN: 51627340
UPC: 9781472924148
Item Number (DPCI): 248-26-7572
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