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Modelling and Simulation in Sport and Exercise

1st Edition

Edited by Arnold Baca, Jürgen Perl


276 pages

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Modelling and simulation techniques are of central importance to conducting research in sport and exercise science, informing data collection and helping to analyze patterns of movement and physical performance. Modelling and Simulation in Sport and Exercise is the first book to offer an instructive reference for modelling and simulation methods for researchers and sport and exercise scientists.

Based around a series of research cases, describing core theories in applied, practical settings, the book draws on examples of modelling and simulation in ball games, biomechanical analysis, physiological testing and monitoring, predictive analysis and sports engineering and product design. Each research case presents a central problem, discusses different modelling approaches that could be used to deal with the issue, analysis of results and a reflection on the methodology and an exercise for students to put the techniques discussed into practice.

This is an important reference for any active researcher or upper-level student in sport and exercise science with an interest in mathematical modelling, computer science or simulation techniques.

Table of Contents

Part I: Aspects of Human and Sports Motion

1. Motor Activity: Motor Control and Learning

Josef Wiemeyer

2. Muscle Mechanics

Sigrid Thaller and Harald Penasso

3. Rowing

Michal Wychowański and Arnold Baca

Part II: Team Sports and the Modelling of Playing Processes and Tactical Behaviour

4. Soccer: Process and Interaction

Jürgen Perl and Daniel Memmert

5. Modelling in the Analysis of Tactical Behaviour in Team Handball

Markus Tilp

6. Basketball

Jaime Sampaio, Bruno Gonçalves, Nuno Mateus, Zhang Shaoliang and Nuno Leite

Part III: Evaluation Concepts and Techniques

7. Tournaments

Peter O’Donoghue

8. Key Performance Indicators

Jürgen Perl and Daniel Memmert

Part IV: Physiological Conditions of Being Successful

9. Marathon

Stefan Endler

10. Training

Christian Rasche and Mark Pfeiffer

Part V: Tools and Equipment Used in Sport

11. Modeling and Simulations to Prevent Overloads in Snowboarding

Veit Senner, Stefan Lehner, Frank I. Michel and Othmar Brügger

12. Methods to Gather Key Performance Indicators for Prosthetic Feet

Felix Starker, Eric Nickel and Andrew Hansen

About the Editors

Arnold Baca is head of the Section of Biomechanics, Kinesiology and Applied Computer Science in the Department of Sport Science at the University of Vienna, Austria

Jürgen Perl is a Professor Emeritus in the Institute of Computer Science at the University of Mainz, Germany

About the Series

Routledge Research in Sport and Exercise Science

The Routledge Research in Sport and Exercise Science series is a showcase for cutting-edge research from across the sport and exercise sciences, including physiology, psychology, biomechanics, motor control, physical activity and health, and every core sub-discipline. Featuring the work of established and emerging scientists and practitioners from around the world, and covering the theoretical, investigative and applied dimensions of sport and exercise, this series is an important channel for new and ground-breaking research in the human movement sciences.

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