The Hidden Mathematics of Sport

By Rob Eastaway and John Haigh

This fascinating book explores the mathematics involved in all your favourite sports. 

The Hidden Mathematics of Sport takes a unique and fascinating look at sport by exploring the mathematics behind the action. You’ll discover the best tactics for taking a penalty, the pros and cons of being a consistent golfer, the surprising connection between American football and cricket, the quirky history of league tables, the unusual location of England’s earliest ‘football’ matches and how to avoid marathon tennis matches. Whatever your sporting interests, from boxing to figure skating, from rugby to horse racing, you will find plenty to absorb and amuse you in this insightful book.

Word count: 35,000 words