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100 Essential Things You Didn't Know You Didn't Know About Sport
 
 
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John D. Barrow.
Publisher Bodley Head  
Format hardcover
Product Dimensions 8 x 5.25 x 1 inches
ISBN 9781847921642
Pages/Publication Date 299/2012
Daedalus Item Code 42006
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Think math is just for eggheads and brainiacs? The sporting world is all about physics and mathematics, as Cambridge professor John Barrow reminds us in this entertaining and enlightening series of entries that crunch the numbers on athletics, ball sports, and table games, as well as the human equation and the logic of points scoring. Find out why high-jumpers use the Fosbury Flop, how fast Usain Bolt can ultimately run (and how he could break his records without running any faster), why golf balls are dimpled, what the best strategy for taking football penalties is, whether there is a limit to human performance, and why the bounce of a Superball seems to defy Newton's laws of motion.
 
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