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 participate in sports will find it interesting as well. The lively writing style and wide range of topics make this book especially appealing.
Mathematics and sports (in place of a foreword) What is applied mathematics? Why five sets? (Mathematical modeling of tennis) Those judges! Records! Records! Linear programming and sports Game models Organizing competitions is an operations planning problem Classifications in sports Conclusion.