Arts & Sciences Research
Since its release in 1971, Don McLean's song "American Pie" has become an indelible part of U.S. culture. It has sparked countless debates about the references within the lyrics; been celebrated as a chronicle of American life from the late 1950s through the early 1970s; and has become iconic itself as it has been remade, parodied, and referenced within numerous texts and forums. This volume offers a set of new essays that focus on the cultural and historical significance of the...
Basketball fans are always amazed when a shooter goes on a seemingly unbelievable hot steak. But is the “hot hand” really an anomaly, or is the sequence of makes and misses to be expected by simple chance? This study uses free throw statistics to analyze the “hot hand” with several different methods. The full student program can be found here.
This presentation will summarize several probabilities surrounding the game of tennis. Given the probabilities of winning a point when serving for each player, it will be shown how to compute the probability of winning a game, set, and match. In addition, further expansion on the idea of ‘deuce’ will be examined. The full student program can be found here.
During a single season, each team in the NFL plays 16 games. Because so few games are played, it is believed that the difference between winning or losing a single game can have a substantial influence on a team’s chances of making the playoffs. In this talk we will examine this issue. The full student program can be found here.