A graph theoretical model for the analysis of the game of football and a discussion of applications thereof

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dc.contributor Teaff, Walter D.
dc.contributor Hadji, Layachi
dc.contributor Allen, Paul J.
dc.contributor Wu, Zhijian
dc.contributor Hsia, Wei-Shen
dc.contributor.advisor Neggers, Joseph
dc.contributor.author Taylor, Patrick
dc.date.accessioned 2017-02-28T22:22:36Z
dc.date.available 2017-02-28T22:22:36Z
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.other u0015_0000001_0000167
dc.identifier.other Taylor_alatus_0004D_10163
dc.identifier.uri https://ir.ua.edu/handle/123456789/673
dc.description Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.description.abstract In this dissertation an epidemiological approach is used to develop a graph theoretical model for the game of football. This model is a preliminary model due to the limitation of available resources. Even in its preliminary form, it is evident that significant information is obtained and easily displayed using graphs and adjacency matrices. A similar approach may be used in other game-like situations where coaches (manipulators) make decisions about strategy and tactics in order to prevail over opponents. In our case, the goal is to create a package of tools for the working professional in the field, i.e., the football coach and his assistants. As a study, this paper discusses its construction and methods, including procedures used to collect the data, analysis of the data, conclusions drawn, and commentary on future designs.
dc.format.extent 109 p.
dc.format.medium electronic
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher University of Alabama Libraries
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Electronic Theses and Dissertations
dc.relation.hasversion born digital
dc.rights All rights reserved by the author unless otherwise indicated.
dc.subject.other Mathematics
dc.title A graph theoretical model for the analysis of the game of football and a discussion of applications thereof
dc.type thesis
dc.type text
etdms.degree.department University of Alabama. Dept. of Mathematics
etdms.degree.discipline Mathematics
etdms.degree.grantor The University of Alabama
etdms.degree.level doctoral
etdms.degree.name Ph.D.

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