Football + Matrices in 90 seconds!!


Ronaldo, Messi and Zlatan are warming up before an ALL STARS football game Ronaldo gets the ball, and passes it to Zlatan Zlatan then passes the ball to Messi… And then Messi passes the ball back to Zlatan and many such passes are exchanged. Now it was pretty easy for me to explain this to you diagrammatically. But what if I wanted to explain this to a COMPUTER? The computer will not understand diagrams. So we make a small table on the right with 3 rows and 3 columns. We can have Ronaldo, Messi and Zlatan as rows. And to know ‘who the ball was passed to’, we have Ronaldo, Messi and Zlatan as columns. We all know what Zlatan is capable of but let’s assume the players can’t pass the ball to themselves. So these three elements will be zero. There is ONE arrow going from R towards M. So we write a one here. And there’s just one pass from Ronaldo to Zlatan. Similarly we fill the rest of the slots. What we see here is nothing but a MATRIX. It is nothing but an ARRAY of elements… something which a computer can decode! And it summarizes the entire warm up session. Adding up all the numbers here will give us the total number of passes. And it also tells us the DIRECTION of the passes! Don’t you wish matrices were taught like this in school?

46 thoughts on “Football + Matrices in 90 seconds!!

  1. So how would a computer know where the first pass begins and where to proceed after that? If you were to tell the computer that the process begins with Ronaldo, how would it know that the next pass is not Zlatan?

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  3. ok matrices, but why the crappy sound track. do you really think we need this fertilizer? c'mon, get rid of the crud.

  4. Hi Don't Memorise, i want to Thank You from the bottom of my heart.
    Your videos have helped me so much, i am not good at math, it is one of the hardest subject for me, but seeing your videos really help me understand the concepts in a different way. Thank You Again.

  5. I thought it wasn't too useful and searched for other's….
    But it was better to see this first,
    "Importance of Matrices"

  6. I am confused that why we are not taught maths like this. We are just told to do what they know. But infact we don't understand the meaning of the problems we are solving.
    I wish you could be my teacher in college

  7. I always hated Maths – even my engineering maths professors never explained things like this. BIG THANK YOU!

  8. Unbelievable explanation… simply awesome, can't believe matrices can be taught as this simple. I would have subscribed million or billion times if possible…You Rock!!!

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