The Math of NASCAR

Author: Ian F. Mahaney

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1448825555

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 1067

Using NASCAR racing, readers must employ addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division to determine seating capacity at the Brickyard, horsepower, number of laps remaining, and fuel usage.
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Mathematics and Sports

Author: Leonid Efimovich Sadovskiĭ,Alekseĭ Leonidovich Sadovskiĭ

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 0821895001

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 152

View: 8969

"Some scientists claim that strong tobacco and spirits clear the head and spur creativity. It would be well, however, to try other means: to exercise, jog, swim, or learn to play games like tennis, basketball, badminton, volleyball, and so on...[N]ot only checkers, chess, cards, or billiards are a source of interesting problems. Other sports provide them as well. Mathematical methods are increasingly applied in sports. Just think how many yet-unsolved problems arise when we study the interaction between ball and racket or between ball and court." - from the introduction. This unique book presents simple mathematical models of various aspects of sports, with applications to sports training and competitions. Requiring only a background in precalculus, it would be suitable as a textbook for courses in mathematical modeling and operations research at the high school or college level. Coaches and those who do sports will find it interesting as well. The lively writing style and wide range of topics make this book especially appealing.
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Sports Math

An Introductory Course in the Mathematics of Sports Science and Sports Analytics

Author: Roland B. Minton

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1498706290

Category: Mathematics

Page: 278

View: 6135

Can you really keep your eye on the ball? How is massive data collection changing sports? Sports science courses are growing in popularity. The author’s course at Roanoke College is a mix of physics, physiology, mathematics, and statistics. Many students of both genders find it exciting to think about sports. Sports problems are easy to create and state, even for students who do not live sports 24/7. Sports are part of their culture and knowledge base, and the opportunity to be an expert on some area of sports is invigorating. This should be the primary reason for the growth of mathematics of sports courses: the topic provides intrinsic motivation for students to do their best work. From the Author: "The topics covered in Sports Science and Sports Analytics courses vary widely. To use a golfing analogy, writing a book like this is like hitting a drive at a driving range; there are many directions you can go without going out of bounds. At the driving range, I pick out a small target to focus on, and that is what I have done here. I have chosen a sample of topics I find very interesting. Ideally, users of this book will have enough to choose from to suit whichever version of a sports course is being run." "The book is very appealing to teach from as well as to learn from. Students seem to have a growing interest in ways to apply traditionally different areas to solve problems. This, coupled with an enthusiasm for sports, makes Dr. Minton’s book appealing to me."—Kevin Hutson, Furman University Features Provides an introduction to several topics within the field of sports analytics Contains numerous sports examples showing how things actually work Includes concrete examples of how Moneyball ideas actually work Covers sports illusions (can you really "keep your eye on the ball") in a unique way Discusses many of the concepts, terms, and metrics that are new to sports
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Mathematics in Games, Sports, and Gambling

The Games People Play, Second Edition

Author: Ronald J. Gould

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1498719538

Category: Mathematics

Page: 354

View: 3093

Mathematics in Games, Sports, and Gambling: The Games People Play, Second Edition demonstrates how discrete probability, statistics, and elementary discrete mathematics are used in games, sports, and gambling situations. With emphasis on mathematical thinking and problem solving, the text draws on numerous examples, questions, and problems to explain the application of mathematical theory to various real-life games. This updated edition of a widely adopted textbook considers a number of popular games and diversions that are mathematically based or can be studied from a mathematical perspective. Requiring only high school algebra, the book is suitable for use as a textbook in seminars, general education courses, or as a supplement in introductory probability courses. New in this Edition: Many new exercises, including basic skills exercises More answers in the back of the book Expanded summary exercises, including writing exercises More detailed examples, especially in the early chapters An expansion of the discrete adjustment technique for binomial approximation problems New sections on chessboard puzzles that encourage students to develop graph theory ideas New review material on relations and functions Exercises are included in each section to help students understand the various concepts. The text covers permutations in the two-deck matching game so derangements can be counted. It introduces graphs to find matches when looking at extensions of the five-card trick and studies lexicographic orderings and ideas of encoding for card tricks. The text also explores linear and weighted equations in the section on the NFL passer rating formula and presents graphing to show how data can be compared or displayed. For each topic, the author includes exercises based on real games and actual sports data.
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NASCAR the Complete History

Author: Greg Fielden,Bryan Hallman

Publisher: Publications International

ISBN: 9781450820707

Category: Stock car racing

Page: 564

View: 2062

Every page is packed with incredible racing history. You'll enjoy: • Hundreds of amazing NASCAR photographs • A timeline of notable NASCAR moments from every year • Rankings, points, wins, and earnings for every NASCAR season through 2008 • Details on every top-level NASCAR race • Profiles of NASCAR's top drivers • In-depth essays examining seven decades of NASCAR racing • Fascinating NASCAR trivia and anecdotes
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Nascar's Greatest Drivers

Author: Angela Roberts

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0375848134

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 48

View: 7020

Profiles some of the greatest drivers in racing history, including Richard Petty, Jeff Gordon, and Glenn "Fireball" Roberts.
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The Physics of Nascar

The Science Behind the Speed

Author: Diandra Leslie-Pelecky

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101213949

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 304

View: 4569

A physicist explores the science of speed racing and the #1 spectator sport in America, with 75 million fans. Every NASCAR fan—at one time or another—asks the same question: Why isn’t my favorite driver winning? This is your chance to discover how much more there is to NASCAR than “Go fast, turn left and don’t crash.” If you’ve ever wondered why racecars don’t have mufflers, how “bump drafting” works, or what in the world “Let’s go up a pound on the right rear and add half a round of wedge” means, The Physics of NASCAR is for you. In this fast-paced investigation into the adrenaline-pumping world of NASCAR, a physicist with a passion uncovers what happens when the rubber hits the road and 800-horsepower vehicles compete at 190 miles per hour only inches from one another. Diandra Leslie-Pelecky reveals how and why drivers trust the engineering and science their teams literally build around them not only to get them across the finish line in first place, but also to keep them alive. Leslie-Pelecky is a physicist in love with the sport’s beauty and power and is uniquely qualified to explain exactly how physics translates into winning races. Based on the author’s extensive access to race shops, pit crews, crew chiefs and mechanics, this book traces the life cycle of a race car from behind the scenes at top race shops to the track. The Physics of NASCAR takes readers right into the ultra competitive world of NASCAR, from the champion driver’s hot seat behind the detachable steering wheel to the New Zealander nicknamed Kiwi in charge of shocks for the No. 19 car. Diandra Leslie-Pelecky tells her story in terms anyone who drives a car—and maybe occasionally looks under the hood--can understand. How do drivers walk away from serious crashes? How can two cars travel faster together than either car can on its own? How do you dress for a 1800°F gasoline fire? In simple yet detailed, high-octane prose, this is the ultimate thrill ride for armchair speed demons, auto science buffs, and NASCAR fans at every level of interest. Readers, start your engines.
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The Mathematics Of Generalization

Author: David. H Wolpert

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0429972156

Category: Mathematics

Page: 460

View: 8386

This volume grew out of a workshop designed to bring together researchers from different fields and includes contributions from workers in Bayesian analysis, machine learning, neural nets, PAC and VC theory, classical sampling theory statistics and the statistical physics of learning. The contributions present a bird's-eye view of the subject.
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Mathematics and Sports

Author: Joseph A. Gallian

Publisher: MAA

ISBN: 0883853493

Category: Mathematics

Page: 329

View: 9953

An accessible compendium of essays on the broad theme of mathematics and sports.
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NASCAR ABC

Author: Christopher Jordan

Publisher: Tundra Books

ISBN: 9781770494299

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 30

View: 9961

"Uses the cars, drivers, and flags of NASCAR to introduce the alphabet"--Google.com.
Posted in Juvenile Nonfiction

Funny Dan the Race Car Man

Author: Tim Packman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780938467120

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 4180

A fun-loving NASCAR driver and his team work together and enjoy their sport.
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1001 NASCAR Facts

Cars, Tracks, Milestones, Personalities

Author: John Close

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 1613253109

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 376

View: 4628

For nearly 70 years, NASCAR has been the premier sanctioning body for organized Stock Car Racing in the United States. During that time, the sport has grown from a Southern, regional series to a global brand with its races telecast in more than 100 countries around the world.

Author John Close details the earliest races of the 20th Century that laid the groundwork for the formation of NASCAR through today's modern events at mega-race stadiums across the country. Presented in an easy-to-read decade-by-decade "Fact Format," this books allows you to spend a couple of minutes or hours at a time learning about the Cars (and Trucks), Personalities, Tracks, and Milestones of NASCAR, America's most popular and attended form of motorsports. Close, a longtime NASCAR journalist, author, team member, and race-day Spotter, also includes dozens of rare and informative photos that take you from the famed "Beach Course" at Daytona to the high banks of today's NASCAR tracks. A must read for any NASCAR, Stock Car Racing, and American Motorsports fan, the book will provide hours of interesting entertainment as it uncovers rare information and statistical anomalies. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial}

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How Race Car Drivers Use Math

Author: Sheri L. Arroyo

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 160413609X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 5532

Explains how a race car driver uses math to calculate speed and fuel usage.
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NASCAR Cars, Drivers, Races Carryalong?

Author: K. C. Kelley,NASCAR

Publisher: Reader's Digest Children's Books

ISBN: 9780794404130

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 1945

Young race car fans can take the exciting world of NASCAR with them wherever they go, thanks to this CarryAlong book.
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The Math of Sports

Author: Hope Martin,Susan Guengerich

Publisher: Walch Publishing

ISBN: 9780825139208

Category: Education

Page: 80

View: 9833

Hit a home run with all your students! This handy reproducible book offers you and your students a series of engaging activities that use data and information drawn from the world of sports. Through the use of this real-life information, you can interest students and provide a meaningful context for building proficiency in essential math skills. More importantly, this valuable resource provides you with an easy-to-use approach for integrating problem-solving into your math curriculum. Whether addressing algebra or geometry, probability or statistics, this book is full of great ideas for making the connection between the real world and your classroom.
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NASCAR Colors

Author: Christopher Jordan,Christopher Jordan Fenn

Publisher: Tundra Books

ISBN: 9781770494305

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 26

View: 7101

"Uses the cars, teams, and drivers of NASCAR to introduce colors"--Google.com.
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Man vs Maths

Understanding the curious mathematics that power our world

Author: Timothy Revell

Publisher: Aurum Press Limited

ISBN: 178131621X

Category: Mathematics

Page: 224

View: 5682

Could we solve queuing with an equation? How do algorithms control our news? What is the secret behind encryption codes? Mathematics is inescapable. Wherever you go, whatever you do, however you live your life, mathematics plays a role. From controlling a city’s traffic to finding love, spending money online to building a skyscraper, the mathematics at play in our world is fascinating. Yet despite its ubiquity, for many of us, how the maths of today really works remains complex. Timothy Revell distils these complexities in this essential guide to modern-day mathematics. Along the way we discover how social media trends work, why the universe has a favourite number and what this means for you. Man vs Maths shows you how understanding a little more mathematics can help improve your life.
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Sports Math

An Introductory Course in the Mathematics of Sports Science and Sports Analytics

Author: Roland B. Minton

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1498706290

Category: Mathematics

Page: 278

View: 4921

Can you really keep your eye on the ball? How is massive data collection changing sports? Sports science courses are growing in popularity. The author’s course at Roanoke College is a mix of physics, physiology, mathematics, and statistics. Many students of both genders find it exciting to think about sports. Sports problems are easy to create and state, even for students who do not live sports 24/7. Sports are part of their culture and knowledge base, and the opportunity to be an expert on some area of sports is invigorating. This should be the primary reason for the growth of mathematics of sports courses: the topic provides intrinsic motivation for students to do their best work. From the Author: "The topics covered in Sports Science and Sports Analytics courses vary widely. To use a golfing analogy, writing a book like this is like hitting a drive at a driving range; there are many directions you can go without going out of bounds. At the driving range, I pick out a small target to focus on, and that is what I have done here. I have chosen a sample of topics I find very interesting. Ideally, users of this book will have enough to choose from to suit whichever version of a sports course is being run." "The book is very appealing to teach from as well as to learn from. Students seem to have a growing interest in ways to apply traditionally different areas to solve problems. This, coupled with an enthusiasm for sports, makes Dr. Minton’s book appealing to me."—Kevin Hutson, Furman University Features Provides an introduction to several topics within the field of sports analytics Contains numerous sports examples showing how things actually work Includes concrete examples of how Moneyball ideas actually work Covers sports illusions (can you really "keep your eye on the ball") in a unique way Discusses many of the concepts, terms, and metrics that are new to sports
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Chicken Soup for the Soul Nascar Xtreme Race Journal for Kids

Author: Jack Canfield,Mark Victor Hansen,Matthew E. Adams

Publisher: Hci

ISBN: 9780757302831

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 169

View: 9826

Filled with awesome photographs and graphics, an ultimate race journal experience is divided into chapters for every race track across the country where kids can track their favorite driver's progress through the entire NASCAR season. Original. 100,000 first printing.
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