How to Take a Penalty
The Mathematical Curiosities of Sport
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How to Take a Penalty by Rob Eastaway
Book Description'An interesting read for even the most maths-phobic' - 'The Good Book Guide' on Rob Eastaway's best-selling "What Is a Googly?" Why might it help a penalty taker to look at a clock before he kicks the ball? Does winning the toss actually matter? And why should some people consider playing darts blindfold? "How to Take a Penalty" takes a novel and intriguing look at sport, by exploring the mathematics behind the action. Discover, for instance, the surprising links between boxing and figure skating and between American football and cricket, the unusual location of England's earliest 'football' (in a parish church), the 26.5-degree 'trick' snooker shot, the pros and cons of being a consistent golfer, and the formula for winning a game of tennis. Whatever your sporting interests or ability, you will find plenty to absorb you in this insightful and fun book - and maybe you will improve your own chances of success!
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781861058362
(241mm x 162mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Robson Books Ltd
Publisher: Pavilion Books
Publish Date: 17-Jun-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Rob Eastaway
Maths on the Go, Hardback (January 2016)
Need some help with addition? Play a game of Salute. Having trouble with times tables? Try Times Table Donk. Floundering with fractions? Get creative cutting up the toast with your kids at breakfast. This book offers 101 simple tips, games and activities to make practising maths as engaging and enjoyable as possible, for you and your child.
How Many Socks Make a Pair?, Paperback (May 2014)
How many socks make a pair? The answer is not always two. And behind this question lies a world of maths that can be surprising, amusing and even beautiful.
More Maths for Mums and Dads, Hardback (February 2013)» View all books by Rob Eastaway
Factorising? Finding the locus? Solving for x? Probability distributions? What do these mean? This book gives you all the ammunition to help you to help your teenager get to grips with GCSE maths. It also includes practical and fun examples of where the maths crops up in the real world.
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Author Biography - Rob Eastaway
Rob Eastaway is the author of the best-selling 'What Is a Googly?' (186105629X), 'Why Do Buses Come in Threes?' (1861058624), 'How Long Is a Piece of String?' (1861056257) and 'Mindbenders and Brainteasers' (1861055625). He is also responsible for running the Coopers and Lybrand world ratings for cricket, one of sport?s best-known mathematical models. He lives in London SE22.
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