News from the world of maths: The Plus sports page: Deciding who's top

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

At the very heart of sport is a fierce battle in which the combatants strive to outwit and outplay each other. Each thrust is matched by a parry and in the end, there can only be one winner. The rules of each sport dictate how that winner is determined, and whether it is football, tennis, golf or chess, it is those who perform best on the day who take home the glory. This latest installment of the Plus sports page looks at two ranking systems that couldn't be any different from each other — those of sumo and chess.


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At 6:35 AM, Anonymous Ken said...

Nice work guys. Plenty of stimulating material for my maths students here.I'm a secondary school maths teacher with a keen interest in mathematical modeling. Looking forward to future articles.