ERIC Number: ED424104
Record Type: RIE
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Mathematics and Sports. Mathematical World. Volume 3.
Sadovskii, L. E.; Sadovskii, A. L.
This volume contains some examples of mathematical applications in sports. Sports discussed include tennis, figure skating, gymnastics, track and field, soccer, skiing, hockey, and swimming. Problems and situations are posed and answers with thorough explanations are provided. Chapters include: (1) Mathematics and Sports; (2) What Is Applied Mathematics?; (3) Why Five Sets? (Mathematical Modeling of Tennis); (4) Those Judges!; (5) Records! Records!; (6) Linear Programming and Sports; (7) Game Models; (8) Organizing Competitions Is an Operations Planning Problem; (9) Classifications in Sports; and (10) Conclusion. (Contains 37 references.) (ASK)
Descriptors: Athletics, Educational Games, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Mathematics Activities, Mathematics Instruction, Olympic Games, Problem Solving, Teaching Methods, Team Sports, Track and Field
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Translations
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Authoring Institution: American Mathematical Society, Providence, RI.
Note: Translated from the Russian, "Mathematics and Sports," Moscow, 1985, by S. Makar-Limanov.