Universal E-Book Reader

  Find Books:   Book Title

Author

Format

Mathletics By: Wayne L. Winston

Mathletics
How Gamblers, Managers, and Sports Enthusiasts Use Mathematics in Baseball, Basketball, and Football
Wayne L. Winston

Format: PDF  |   Year: 2009   |   File Size: 1.5MB   |   Pages: 377

Sign Up To Download

Mathletics is a remarkably entertaining book that shows readers how to use simple mathematics to analyze a range of statistical and probability-related questions in professional baseball, basketball, and football, and in sports gambling. How does professional baseball evaluate hitters? Is a singles hitter like Wade Boggs more valuable than a power hitter like David Ortiz? Should NFL teams pass or run more often on first downs? Could professional basketball have used statistics to expose the crooked referee Tim Donaghy? Does money buy performance in professional sports?

In Mathletics, Wayne Winston describes the mathematical methods that top coaches and managers use to evaluate players and improve team performance, and gives math enthusiasts the practical tools they need to enhance their understanding and enjoyment of their favorite sports--and maybe even gain the outside edge to winning bets. Mathletics blends fun math problems with sports stories of actual games, teams, and players, along with personal anecdotes from Winston's work as a sports consultant. Winston uses easy-to-read tables and illustrations to illuminate the techniques and ideas he presents, and all the necessary math concepts--such as arithmetic, basic statistics and probability, and Monte Carlo simulations--are fully explained in the examples.

After reading Mathletics, you will understand why baseball teams should almost never bunt, why football overtime systems are unfair, why points, rebounds, and assists aren't enough to determine who's the NBA's best player--and much, much more. In a new epilogue, Winston discusses the stats and numerical analysis behind some recent sporting events, such as how the Dallas Mavericks used analytics to become the 2011 NBA champions.

Similar Books

Differentiable Manifolds By: Holt, Rinehart and Winston

Mathematics

. PDF

Differentiable Manifolds
Holt, Rinehart and Winston

Picturing Numbers By: Holt Rinehart, Winston

Mathematics

. PDF

Picturing Numbers
Holt Rinehart, Winston

Sampling Statistics By: Wayne A. Fuller

Mathematics

. PDF

Sampling Statistics
Wayne A. Fuller

Measurement Error Models By: Wayne A. Fuller

Mathematics

. PDF

Measurement Error Models
Wayne A. Fuller

How to Solve Mathematical Problems By: Wayne A. Wickelgren

Mathematics

. DJVU

How to Solve Mathematical Problems
Wayne A. Wickelgren

How to Analyze Reliability Data, Volume 6 By: Wayne Nelson

Mathematics

. PDF

How to Analyze Reliability Data, Volume 6
Wayne Nelson

Introduction to Statistical Time Series - Second Edition By: Wayne A. Fuller

Mathematics

. PDF

Introduction to Statistical Time Series - Second Edition
Wayne A. Fuller

Bifurcation Problems in Nonlinear Elasticity By: Ronald Wayne Dickey

Mathematics

. PDF

Bifurcation Problems in Nonlinear Elasticity
Ronald Wayne Dickey

Statistical Geoinformatics for Human Environment Interface By: Wayne L. Myers, Ganapati P. Patil

Mathematics

. PDF

Statistical Geoinformatics for Human Environment Interface
Wayne L. Myers, Ganapati P. Patil

Accelerated Testing By: Wayne B. Nelson

Mathematics

. PDF

Accelerated Testing
Wayne B. Nelson

Pattern-Based Compression of Multi-Band Image Data for Landscape Analysis By: Wayne L. Myers and Ganapati P. Patil

Mathematics

. PDF

Pattern-Based Compression of Multi-Band Image Data for Landscape Analysis
Wayne L. Myers and Ganapati P. Patil

Multivariate Methods of Representing Relations in R for Prioritization Purposes By: Wayne L. Myers, Ganapati P. Patil

Mathematics

. PDF

Multivariate Methods of Representing Relations in R for Prioritization Purposes
Wayne L. Myers, Ganapati P. Patil

Sign-Up as a Member and download
as many E-Books as you want

Download E-Book Readers

Windows Mac Android

PDF Books International - All Rights Reserved
Contact  |  Terms  |  Privacy  |  DMCA