Thursday, August 4, 2011

The Mathematics of Basketball - ScienceNOW

The Mathematics of Basketball - ScienceNOW: "To shoot, or not to shoot, that is the question. Whether 'tis nobler to try to score right away or wait for a better chance.

Professional basketball players face that quandary multiple times in every game. And in an article posted at on 29 July, Brian Skinner, a graduate student in theoretical physics at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, provides some mathematical guidance for the best time to take aim."

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