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Analyzing Wimbledon: The Power of Statistics

Analyzing Wimbledon: The Power of Statistics (Hardback)

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The game of tennis raises many questions that are of interest to a statistician. Is it true that beginning to serve in a set gives an advantage? Are new balls an advantage? Is the seventh game in a set particularly important? Are top players more stable than other players? Do real champions win the big points? These and many other questions are formulated as "hypotheses" and tested statistically. Analyzing Wimbledon also discusses how the outcome of a match can be predicted (even while the match is in progress), which points are important and which are not, how to choose an optimal service strategy, and whether "winning mood" actually exists in tennis. Aimed at readers with some knowledge of mathematics and statistics, the book uses tennis (Wimbledon in particular) as a vehicle to illustrate the power and beauty of statistical reasoning.

BusinessEconomicsEconomic theory & philosophyScience & MathematicsMathematicsProbability & statisticsSport & HobbiesSports & outdoor recreationTennis Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc Publication Date: 23/01/2014 ISBN-13: 9780199355952  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Franc Klaassen is Professor of International Economics at University of Amsterdam. Jan R. Magnus is Emeritus Professor at Tilburg University and Visiting Professor of Econometrics at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

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