Through key research papers from Palgrave's Journal of Operational Research, this book showcases how Operational Research can be applied to sports in a variety of ways, including: timetabling fixtures; scheduling officials; forecasting outcomes; optimizing tactics and strategy; analyzing the effects of rules and laws; planning issues, and performance measurement. The introductory chapter provides a broad overview with an examination of how this area has developed over time, and a look at its wide ranging applications to sports including football, tennis and cricket etc.Cricket followers could easily suggest areas where it does not conform to reality. ... For the first five balls of an over, (i, j) would change to (j, i) when an odd number of runs were scored, remain (i, j) when an even number of runs were scored, anbsp;...
|Title||:||Operational Research Applied to Sports|
|Publisher||:||Palgrave Macmillan - 2015-08-05|