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How to Take a Penalty: The Hidden Mathematics of Sport
By Barbara Shore (illustrator), Rob Eastaway and John Haigh
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Publisher Robson Book Ltd
Publication date October 15, 2005
Pages 179
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781861058362
ISBN-10 1861058365
Dimensions 1 by 6.25 by 9.50 in.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $22.95
§As reported by publisher
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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? This book takes a novel and intriguing look at sport, by exploring the mathematics behind the action.
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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 pros and cons of being a consistent golfer, and the formula for winning a game of tennis.


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9781861058362 | details & prices | 179 pages | 6.25 × 9.50 × 1.00 in. | 0.95 lbs | List price $22.95
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