Mathletics

    Mathletics

    A Scientist Explains 100 Amazing Things About Sport

    John D Barrow

    Vintage 2013

    Paperback 315pp

    9780099584230   Product Code: 21892

    If Usain Bolt could just maximize his reaction time and take advantage of legal wind assistance, he could smash his own world record without running any faster. In this book Cambridge professor John Barrow provides 100 such insights into sport, applying mathematical and scientific analysis to such conundrums as how basketball players hang in the air and why the London Velodrome is designed to be warmer for cyclists than spectators.

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