Physics of Soccer II
Science and Strategies for a Better Game
About the Book
Following up on the success of Physics of Soccer, this second volume, Physics of Soccer II, represents a comprehensive amalgamation of the various on-and-off-field attributes needed to be an excellent soccer player. Deji Badiru, a professional engineer and former soccer player and coach, notes that no matter how talented a player you are, if you can’t be on the field, you can’t make a contribution. So, it is crucial that you get yourself prepared mentally and physically to be on the field. Based on his personal experiences with soccer, this newest guide draws on all aspects of science, technology, engineering, math, and even the arts and humanities to help readers: use their minds to gain an edge over opponents; make appropriate on-field decisions based on science and mathematics; assess the capabilities of teammates and opponents from a scientiﬁc viewpoint; and capitalize on the geometry of the ﬁeld of play and the respective locations and placements of other players. Badiru views the field of play as a system of people, objects, and the environment, whose respective behaviors are governed by the laws of science. Put those laws to work for you with the lessons in Physics of Soccer II.
About the Author
Deji Badiru is an award-winning author, educator, researcher, and administrator—as well as a former soccer player and coach and professional engineer. He earned a bachelor of science in industrial engineering, master of science in mathematics, and master of science in industrial engineering from Tennessee Technological University, a Ph.D. in industrial engineering from the University of Central Florida, and a leadership certificate from the University of Tennessee. He is also the author of Getting Things Done through Project Management and Physics of Soccer.