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All The Right Angles: From Gear Ratios to Calculating Odds—Mathematics in the World of Sports

Joel Levy
Item #: D91308
Pages/Publication Date: 224 / 2013
Publisher: Firefly
ISBN: 9781770851962
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Putting the physics in physical sports, this highly visual book shows why top competitors have a natural gift for math. In fact, numbers—whether measuring the trajectory of a golf ball, the gear ratios of a Formula 1 race car, the co-efficient of friction between a surfer's foot and the board, the stats of a ballplayer's performance, or the odds of breaking a winning streak—are at the heart of sports and their metrics. Science writer Joel Levy presents these numbers in brilliant infographics, covering 89 topics in two-page and four-page layouts, from the ideal ice temperature for hockey to the geometry of a billiard ball shot.


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