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The author of the book: John D. Barrow
Edition: Bodley Head
Date of issue: March 15th 2012
ISBN 13: 9781847921642
Format files: PDF
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Keynote: From the author of 100 Essential Things You Didn't Know You Didn't Know, a companion volume perfectly timed for the Olympic Games Key Features Published in time for the 2012 London Olympics 100 Essential Things You Didn't Know You Didn't Know sold over 18,000 copies in all editions A perfect gift for Father's Day, and for sports enthusiasts About the Book: 100 Essential Things You Didn't Know: You Didn't Know About Sport What can maths tell us about sports? 100 Essential Things You Didn't Know You Didn't Know About Sport sheds light on the mysteries of running, jumping, swimming and points scoring across the whole sporting spectrum. Whether you are a competitor striving to go faster or higher, or an armchair enthusiast wanting to understand more, this is a fascinating read with one hundred short pieces that range across a wide number of sports. Find out: Why high-jumpers use the Fosbury Flop, How fast Usain Bolt can ultimately run and how he could break his recordswithout running any faster, Whether there is a limit to human performance, Who the strongest man or woman is, pound for pound, Why there are so many different scoring systems in sport, If a 100-kilogram mass weighs more in London than it does in Singapore, What the best strategy for taking football penalties is, What the effect of those banned skin-tight swimsuits are, Why golf balls are dimpled, And last, but not least, why does the bounce of a Superball seem to defyNewton's laws of motion. Written for anyone interested in sport or simple maths, this book will enrich your understanding of sport and enliven your appreciation of maths. About the Author: John Barrow John D. Barrow is Professor of Mathematical Sciences and Director of the Millennium Mathematics Project at Cambridge University, Fellow of Clare Hall, Cambridge, a Fellow of the Royal Society, and the current Gresham Professor of Geometry at Gresham College, London. He is the bestselling author of 100 Essential Things You Didn't Kno
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Read information about the authorJohn D. Barrow is a professor of mathematical sciences and director of the Millennium Mathematics Project at Cambridge University and a Fellow of the Royal Society.
He was awarded the 2006 Templeton Prize for "Progress Toward Research or Discoveries about Spiritual Realities" for his "writings about the relationship between life and the universe, and the nature of human understanding [which] have created new perspectives on questions of ultimate concern to science and religion".
He is a member of a United Reformed Church, which he describes as teaching "a traditional deistic picture of the universe", and live in Cambridge, UK.