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# Mathematics in games, sports, and gambling: the games people play

Material type: BookSeries: Textbooks in mathematics. Publisher: Florida CRC Press 2016Edition: 2nd.Description: xxiii, 354p. With index.ISBN: 9781498719520.DDC classification: 510 Summary: Mathematics in Games, Sports, and Gambling: The Games People Play, Second Edition demonstrates how discrete probability, statistics, and elementary discrete mathematics are used in games, sports, and gambling situations. With emphasis on mathematical thinking and problem solving, the text draws on numerous examples, questions, and problems to explain the application of mathematical theory to various real-life games. This updated edition of a widely adopted textbook considers a number of popular games and diversions that are mathematically based or can be studied from a mathematical perspective. Requiring only high school algebra, the book is suitable for use as a textbook in seminars, general education courses, or as a supplement in introductory probability courses. New in this Edition: Many new exercises, including basic skills exercises More answers in the back of the book Expanded summary exercises, including writing exercises More detailed examples, especially in the early chapters An expansion of the discrete adjustment technique for binomial approximation problems New sections on chessboard puzzles that encourage students to develop graph theory ideas New review material on relations and functions Exercises are included in each section to help students understand the various concepts. The text covers permutations in the two-deck matching game so derangements can be counted. It introduces graphs to find matches when looking at extensions of the five-card trick and studies lexicographic orderings and ideas of encoding for card tricks. The text also explores linear and weighted equations in the section on the NFL passer rating formula and presents graphing to show how data can be compared or displayed. For each topic, the author includes exercises based on real games and actual sports data. https://www.crcpress.com/Mathematics-in-Games-Sports-and-Gambling-The-Games-People-Play-Second/Gould/p/book/9781498719520
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 No cover image available No cover image available 510 E5H6 How not to be wrong: the power of mathematical thinking 510 E5I8 Is that a big number? 510 F5P7-VI Programmed reviews of mathematics 510 G6M2 Mathematics in games, sports, and gambling: the games people play 510 H6M2 Mathematics for the million 510 K7E8 Essentials of mathematical thinking 510 M2 The mathematics of various entertaining subjects: research in recreational math

1 Basic Probability
2 The Game’s Afoot
3 Repeated Play
4 Card Tricks and More
5 Dealing with Data
6 Testing and Relationships
7 Games and Puzzles
8 Combinatorial Games

Mathematics in Games, Sports, and Gambling: The Games People Play, Second Edition demonstrates how discrete probability, statistics, and elementary discrete mathematics are used in games, sports, and gambling situations. With emphasis on mathematical thinking and problem solving, the text draws on numerous examples, questions, and problems to explain the application of mathematical theory to various real-life games. This updated edition of a widely adopted textbook considers a number of popular games and diversions that are mathematically based or can be studied from a mathematical perspective. Requiring only high school algebra, the book is suitable for use as a textbook in seminars, general education courses, or as a supplement in introductory probability courses.
New in this Edition:
Many new exercises, including basic skills exercises
More answers in the back of the book
Expanded summary exercises, including writing exercises
More detailed examples, especially in the early chapters
An expansion of the discrete adjustment technique for binomial approximation problems
New sections on chessboard puzzles that encourage students to develop graph theory ideas
New review material on relations and functions
Exercises are included in each section to help students understand the various concepts. The text covers permutations in the two-deck matching game so derangements can be counted. It introduces graphs to find matches when looking at extensions of the five-card trick and studies lexicographic orderings and ideas of encoding for card tricks. The text also explores linear and weighted equations in the section on the NFL passer rating formula and presents graphing to show how data can be compared or displayed. For each topic, the author includes exercises based on real games and actual sports data.

https://www.crcpress.com/Mathematics-in-Games-Sports-and-Gambling-The-Games-People-Play-Second/Gould/p/book/9781498719520

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