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The Resource Mind and matter : a life in math and football, John Urschel and Louisa Thomas

Mind and matter : a life in math and football, John Urschel and Louisa Thomas

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Mind and matter : a life in math and football
Title
Mind and matter
Title remainder
a life in math and football
Statement of responsibility
John Urschel and Louisa Thomas
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Contributor
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"For John Urschel, what began as an insatiable appetite for puzzles as a child quickly evolved into mastery of the elegant systems and rules of mathematics. By the time he was thirteen, Urschel was auditing college-level calculus courses. But when he joined his high school football team, a new interest began to eclipse the thrill he once felt in the classroom. Football challenged Urschel in an entirely different way, and he became addicted to the physical contact of the sport. Accepting a scholarship to play football at Penn State, Urschel refused to sacrifice one passion for another, and simultaneously pursued his bachelor's and then master's degrees in mathematics. Against the odds, Urschel found a way to manage his double life as a scholar and an athlete, and so when he was drafted to the Baltimore Ravens, he enrolled in his PhD at MIT. Weaving together two separate yet bound narratives, Urschel relives for us the most pivotal moments of his bifurcated life. He explains why, after Penn State was sanctioned for the acts of former coach Jerry Sandusky, he turned his back on offers from Ivy League universities and refused to abandon his team, and contends with his mother's repeated request, at the end of every season, that he quit the sport and pursue a career in rocket science. Perhaps most personally, he opens up about the correlation between football and CTE, and the risks he took for the game he loves. Equally at home with both Bernard Riemann's notion of infinity and Bill Belichick's playbook, Urschel reveals how each challenge - whether on the field or in the classroom - has brought him closer to understanding the two different halves of his own life, and how reason and emotion, the mind and the body, are always working together"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
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LBSOR/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1991-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Urschel, John
Dewey number
  • 796.332092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
GV939.U78
LC item number
A3 2019
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Thomas, Louisa
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Urschel, John
  • Football players
  • Mathematicians
Label
Mind and matter : a life in math and football, John Urschel and Louisa Thomas
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Puzzles -- The photograph -- Crashing calculus class -- Canisius -- Rocket science -- Recruitment -- Arriving at Penn State -- Pushing until failure -- Probability -- We are -- Q.E.D -- Who's Jerry Sandusky? -- Proof -- Sanctions -- Computers -- Who needs bowl games? -- Graph theory -- Senior season -- Spectral bisection -- Combine -- John Von Neumann -- Becoming a raven -- Challenging conventions -- Concussion -- Uncertainty -- MIT football -- Passing a test -- Moving on
Control code
on1100066723
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 238 pages
Isbn
9780735224865
Lccn
2018028849
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1100066723
Label
Mind and matter : a life in math and football, John Urschel and Louisa Thomas
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Puzzles -- The photograph -- Crashing calculus class -- Canisius -- Rocket science -- Recruitment -- Arriving at Penn State -- Pushing until failure -- Probability -- We are -- Q.E.D -- Who's Jerry Sandusky? -- Proof -- Sanctions -- Computers -- Who needs bowl games? -- Graph theory -- Senior season -- Spectral bisection -- Combine -- John Von Neumann -- Becoming a raven -- Challenging conventions -- Concussion -- Uncertainty -- MIT football -- Passing a test -- Moving on
Control code
on1100066723
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 238 pages
Isbn
9780735224865
Lccn
2018028849
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1100066723

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