The trajectory of the ball in a soccer game is modelled by the Brownian motion on a cylinder, subject to elastic reflections at the boundary points (as proposed in [KPY]). The score is then the number of windings of the trajectory around the cylinder. We consider a generalization of this model to higher genus, prove asymptotic normality of the score and derive the covariance matrix. Further, we investigate the inverse problem: to what extent the underlying geometry can be reconstructed from the asymptotic score.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Statistics and Probability
- Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty