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Math and Science Without Tears: Sports/Recreation

Teaching and learning math and science through sports, movies, comics, art, and more.

From ERAs to Oxygen Intake: Math and Science in Sports and Recreation

Cross, Rod. Physics of Baseball & Softball. QC26 C76 2011.

Fury, Shawn. Rise and Fire: The Origins, Science, and Evolution of the Jump Shot--And How Ut Transformed Basketball Forever. GV889 F87 2016.

Gallian, Joseph A., ed. Mathematics and Sports. Also available in paper, GV706.8 M358 2010.

Gerard, David P. Baseball GPA: A New Statistical Approach to Performance and Strategy. GV877 G47 2013. Somewhat technical, but fascinating.

Goff, John Eric. Gold Medal Physics: the Science of Sports. 2010. Also available in print, GV557 G64 2010.

Gould, Ronald. Mathematics in Games, Sports, and Gambling: The Games People Play. QA401 G658 2010.

Law, Keith. Smart Baseball: The Story Behind the Old Stats that Are Ruining the Game, The New Ones that Are Running It, and the Right Way to Think About Baseball. GV877 L285 2018.

Levy, Joel. All the Right Angles; From Gear Ratios to Calculating Odds: Mathematics in the World of Sports. GV706.8 L49 2013.

Marchi, Max, and Jim Albert. Analyzing Baseball Data with R. GV877 M353 2014.

Minton, Roland. Golf By the Numbers: How Stats, Math, and Physics Affect Your Game. Also available in paper, GV965 M478 2012.

Rosenhouse, Jason. Taking Sudoku Seriously: The Math Behind the World's Most Popular Pencil Puzzle. GV1507 S83 R67 2011.

Rothman, Stanley. Sandlot Stats: Learning Statistics with Baseball. QA276 R685 2012.

Runquist, Willie. Baseball by the Numbers: How Statistics Are Collected, What They Mean, and How They Reveal the Game. GV877 R86 1995.

Sadovskii, Leonid Efimovich, and A. L. Sadovskii. Mathematics and Sports. GV706.8 S2313 1993.

Winston, Wayne L. Mathletics: How Gamblers, Managers, and Sports Enthusiasts Use Mathematics in Baseball, Basketball, and Football. GV706.8 W56 2009.