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OR Essentials

Operational Research Applied to Sports

Editors: Wright, Mike (Ed.)

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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.

About the authors

Mike Wright is Professor of Operational Research at Lancaster University and has researched extensively in the area of OR in Sports since 1989. His main interests are: the practical implementations of sports timetabling and scheduling using complex metaheuristic methods; the analysis of tactics and strategy in sport; and the analysis of the potential and actual effects of changes in sporting rules and laws. He has published numerous papers in the area in a variety of top international academic journals, and presented papers at many international conferences. Mike has worked with the England and Wales Cricket Board since 1990, timetabling cricket fixtures and allocating umpires, and has done similar work for New Zealand Cricket, Basketball New Zealand, New Zealand Rugby Union, the Minor Counties Cricket Association, the Devon Cricket League, the Home Counties Cricket League and the ICC Cricket World Cups in 1999 and 2007.

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“Operational Research Applied to Sports is one of a series of books published by Palgrave which introduces OR as it is applied to a variety of fields. … the book contains thirteen papers that had been carefully selected to cover a range of different sports. … This book focussing entirely on OR applied to sports is a welcome addition to literature.” (Hans W. Ittmann, IFORS News, Vol. 10 (3), September, 2016)


Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Wright, Mike

    Pages 1-17

  • The Optimal Aiming Line

    Ladany, Shaul P. (et al.)

    Pages 18-31

  • Using Hypergames to Model Difficult Social Issues: An Approach to the Case of Soccer Hooliganism

    Bennett, P. G. (et al.)

    Pages 32-53

  • Optimal Strategies for the Game of Darts

    Kohler, David

    Pages 54-76

  • Dynamic Programming in One-Day Cricket—Optimal Scoring Rates

    Clarke, Stephen R.

    Pages 77-86

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eBook $89.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-53467-5
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Hardcover $115.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-53465-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Operational Research Applied to Sports
Editors
  • Mike Wright
Series Title
OR Essentials
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-53467-5
DOI
10.1057/9781137534675
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-53465-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 250
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