Connecting Fields – ACMS and Athletics Collaboration Benefits Students in Sports and Science
To someone who’s not into math, the formula statistician Alan Huebner chalked on the blackboard in Hurley Hall could have looked like the formula to…well, anything.
But there’s a clue in the graph he drew adjacent to it, with “performance” labeled on the Y axis and “day” on the X. Data from an athlete’s training schedule –whether for running or weightlifting – can be added to the formula, then plotted on a graph. The result can show an athlete when to begin to taper down before a race or competition.
Yes, of course there’s math for that.
“A big way people fall in love with statistics is through sports,” said Jaihee Choi, a junior majoring in applied and computational mathematics and statistics (ACMS), with an economics supplemental.
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May 1, 2018