mathematics in sport

Australian cricket to blame for oil price rise?

This is the second part of our new column on risk and uncertainty. David Spiegelhalter, Winton Professor for the Public Understanding of Risk at the University of Cambridge, continues examining league tables using the Premier League as an example. Find out just how much — or how little — these simple rankings can tell you.

With the rugby world cup in full swing, it's time to look at some numbers
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Learn about the aerodynamics of footballs and perfect your free kick.
Travel, money, meeting new people, living in new cultures, and a whole lot of sport — that's where maths has lead Jamie Clarke, an IT project manager who specialises in international sport projects such as the recent Winter Olympics in Torino. Jamie tells Plus how he went from engineering to the Olympics.
Goal keepers defend against the maths of the new World Cup ball
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A mathematical improbability in the Third Round of the FA Cup could have upset the Premiership sides.