David Sumpter: Soccermatics. Mathematical Adventures in the Beautiful Game

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Football - the most mathematical of sports. From hot statistics and league tables to the geometry of passing and managerial style, the modern games is filled with numbers, patterns and shapes. How do we make sense of them? The answer lies in the mathematical models applied in biology, physics and economics.

Soccermathics brings football and mathematics together in a mind-binding synthesis, using numbers to help reveal the inner workings of the beautiful game.

Boktitel: Soccermatics. Mathematical Adventures in the Beautiful Game
Författare: David Sumpter
Bokförlag: Bloomsbury
David Sumpter
David Sumpter is Professor of Applied Mathematics at the University of Uppsala, Sweden. Born in London but raised in Scotland, he completed his doctorate in Mathematics in Manchester, and was a Royal Society Research Fellow in Oxford before heading to Sweden.

Davids research has shown how mathematics can be applied to anything and everything, and in particual to social behaviours.