Mathematics and Science for Exercise and Sport
Routledge – 2008 – 214 pages
Mathematics and Science for Sport and Exercise introduces students to the basic mathematical and scientific principles underpinning sport and exercise science. It is an invaluable course companion for students who have little prior experience of maths or science, and an ideal revision aid for higher level undergraduate students.
The book explains the basic scientific principles that help us to understand sport, exercise and human movement, using a wide range of well-illustrated practical examples. Written by three leading sport scientists with many years experience teaching introductory courses, the book guides beginning students through those difficult to grasp areas of basic maths and science, and identifies the common problems and misconceptions that students often experience. It includes coverage of key areas such as:
Fully referenced, with guides to further reading, this book is an essential companion for all students on foundation or undergraduate level courses in sport and exercise science, kinesiology, and the human movement sciences.
Part1 Physical states
Part 2 Force, pressure, energy and electricity
5.Force and pressure
Part 3 Scientific transferable skills
Appendix 1:Health questionnaire
Appendix 2:Examples of consent forms
Appendix 3:Thermal equivalents of oxygen
Appendix 4:Scientific journals in sport and exercise
Appendix 5:Measurement concepts
Craig Williamsis Associate Professor and Chair of Teaching and Learning in the School of Sport and Health Sciences at the University of Exeter. David James is a Associate Dean of Research in the Faculty of Sport, Health and Social Care, University of Gloucestershire. Cassie Wilson is a Senior Lecturer in Biomechanics in the Cardiff School of Sport, University of Wales Institute Cardiff.