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
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 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.