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Activity Number: 671
Type: Contributed
Date/Time: Thursday, August 5, 2010 : 10:30 AM to 12:20 PM
Sponsor: Section on Statistics in Sports
Abstract - #307276
Title: Analysis of a Table Tennis Game: A Pedagogical Tool
Author(s): Reza D. Noubary*+
Companies: Bloomsburg University
Address: , Bloomsburg, PA, 17815,
Keywords: Table Tennis ; Modeling ; Markov Chain ; Teaching

A game of table tennis is analyzed using elementary concepts of probability. The analysis demonstrates different modeling approaches and makes a comparison between the results under the new and the old rules of the game. It also illustrates steps involved in modeling a game and points out the possible expansion of it. Some hints regarding the use of materials for teaching is also included.

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