The Physics of Soccer

Using Math and Science to Improve Your Game

by Deji Badiru



Book Details

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Publication Date : 1/12/2010

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Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 324
ISBN : 9781440192241
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 324
ISBN : 9781440192265
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 324
ISBN : 9781440192258

About the Book

Whether it’s called soccer, football, or the world’s game, soccer is fun and has been deemed the most popular sport in the world. Soccer is about motion. Physics is about the laws of motion, and it can be applied to ball games. Combining soccer and physics is one way to appreciate the high-speed aspects of the sport. In The Physics of Soccer, author Deji Badiru introduces basic mathematics and science concepts in an interesting, useful, and engaging way to enhance how the game is played.

The Physics of Soccer teaches both players and coaches how to look at soccer in a new way—beyond the physical undertaking it represents—to understand the marvels of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics that give soccer its life, power, and thrills.

With a background as both a scientist and soccer coach, Badiru also examines the science behind game scenarios, field-based decisions, the geometry of field play, and strategies for assessing the implications of directional motions of opponents and teammates on the field. The Physics of Soccer is an essential resource for any team looking for an advantage that can make the difference between just playing, and winning.

About the Author

Deji Badiru is an award-winning author, educator, researcher, and administrator. He is a former soccer player and coach and has practical experience with the game of soccer. Badiru is also the author of Getting Things Done through Project Management.