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The Science of Soccer By John Wesson

The Science of Soccer by John Wesson

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Summary

Deals with a wide range of subjects where scientific analysis can be applied to football, answering questions like 'Can you predict how many goals will be scored?' and 'Is the winning team the best team?' This book includes a look at game theory, how the rules affect the flow and enjoyment of the game, and why the best team does not always win.

The Science of Soccer Summary

The Science of Soccer by John Wesson

For the first time ever, science gives us the answers to questions like "what's the chance of a team that wins the League or Premiership also winning the Cup? Can you predict how many goals will be scored? What's the best height for footballers? Is the winning team the best team?"

The Science of Soccer is a fascinating book, dealing with a wide range of subjects where scientific analysis can be applied to football. Starting with a qualitative description of the basic physics that relate to the ball and its bounce, the author then moves through kicks and throws to a simple account of the more complex physics of a ball in flight. Fulfilling your scientific curiosity, this book uncovers aspects of the game that are not normally discussed.

It includes a look at game theory, how the rules affect the flow and enjoyment of the game, why the best team does not always win, unusual statistics about players, and an insight into the economics of the game.

Table of Contents

The Ball and the Bounce

The Kick

Throwing, Heading, Punching, Catching, Receiving, and Trapping

The Ball in Flight

The Rules

Game Theory

The Best Team

The Players

Economics

Mathematics

Additional information

GOR006590281
The Science of Soccer by John Wesson
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Taylor & Francis Ltd
2002-05-24
210
0750308133
9780750308137
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