• 17 Equations that Changed the World
    17 Equations that Changed the World
    ISBN: 9781846685323
    Title: 17 Equations that Changed the World
    Author: STEWART IAN

    From Newton's Law of Gravity to the Black-Scholes model used by bankers to predict the markets, equations, are everywhere - and they are fundamental to everyday life. Seventeen Equations that Changed the World examines seventeen groundbreaking equations that have altered the course of human history. He explores how Pythagoras's Theorem led to GPS and SatNav; how logarithms are applied in architecture; why imaginary numbers were important in the development of the digital camera, and what is really going on with Schrödinger's cat. Entertaining, surprising and vastly informative, Seventeen Equations that Changed the World is a highly original exploration - and explanation - of life on earth.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.00
  • 30-Second Numbers: The 50 Key Topics for Understanding Numbers & How We Use Them
    30-Second Numbers: The 50 Key Topics for Understanding Numbers & How We Use Them
    ISBN: 9781782408475
    Title: 30-Second Numbers: The 50 Key Topics for Understanding Numbers & How We Use Them

    The successful 30-Second series tackles numbers, with experts on maths and data demystifying the essential numerical topics.
    & & We know that we use numbers pretty often, some of us confidently, others reluctantly. But are we& aware of just how essential they are to almost every decision we make? Counting and measuring when we're shopping, travelling, studying or playing are just the beginning; the applications of numbers are endless, from assessing variables and analysing data to the calculations and predictions of advanced artificial intelligence.
    & & & 30-Second Numbers explores number categories, the science of measuring, how guesstimates work, and the visualisation of numbers, taking you behind the digits into the world of statistics, probability, risk and ratios. Numbers are our way of imposing order on the world, and each of the 50 topics here uses just 300 words and one picture to give you a sense of control, helping you to understand trends in statistical data, how algorithms are used and the methods involved in machine learning.
    & & With this book, numbers need never be daunting again.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $33.00
  • Alan Turing: His Work & Impact
    Alan Turing: His Work & Impact
    ISBN: 9780123869807
    Title: Alan Turing: His Work & Impact

    "The fact remains that everyone who taps at a keyboard, opening a spreadsheet or a word-processing program, is working on an incarnation of a Turing machine." - Time

    This new and exciting book, scheduled to publish for the 2012 centenary of Alan Turing's birth in London, includes a large number of the most significant contributions from the 4-volume set of the Collected Works of A. M. Turing. These contributions, together with a wide spectrum of accompanying commentaries from current world-leading experts in many different fields and backgrounds, provide insight on the significance and contemporary impact of A.M. Turing's work.

    Offering a more modern perspective than anything currently available, this unique work gives wide coverage of the many ways in which Turing's scientific endeavours have impacted current research and understanding of the world. It provides a great service to researchers, and at the same time is an approachable entry-point for the large number of people who have limited training in the science, but would like to learn more about the details of Turing's work.

    Affordable, key collection of the most significant papers by A.M. Turing.

    Commentary explaining the significance of each seminal paper by preeminent leaders in the field.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $139.00
  • Algorithms to Live By: The Computer Science of Human Decisions
    Algorithms to Live By: The Computer Science of Human Decisions
    ISBN: 9780007547999
    Title: Algorithms to Live By: The Computer Science of Human Decisions

    What should we do, or leave undone, in a day or a lifetime? How much messiness should we accept? What balance of the new and familiar is the most fulfilling? These may seem like uniquely human quandaries, but they are not. Computers, like us, confront limited space and time, so computer scientists have been grappling with similar problems for decades. And the solutions they ve found have much to teach us.

    In a dazzlingly interdisciplinary work, Brian Christian and Tom Griffiths show how algorithms developed for computers also untangle very human questions. They explain how to have better hunches and when to leave things to chance, how to deal with overwhelming choices and how best to connect with others. From finding a spouse to finding a parking spot, from organizing one s inbox to peering into the future, Algorithms to Live By transforms the wisdom of computer science into strategies for human living.


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • Art of Logic: How to Make Sense in a World That Doesn't
    Art of Logic: How to Make Sense in a World That Doesn't
    ISBN: 9781788160391
    Title: Art of Logic: How to Make Sense in a World That Doesn't

    For thousands of years, mathematicians have used the timeless art of logic to see the world more clearly. In The Art of Logic, Royal Society Science Book Prize nominee Eugenia Cheng shows how anyone can think like a mathematician - and see, argue and think better.Learn how to simplify complex decisions without over-simplifying them. Discover the power of analogies and the dangers of false equivalences. Find out how people construct misleading arguments, and how we can argue back.Eugenia Cheng teaches us how to find clarity without losing nuance, taking a careful scalpel to the complexities of politics, privilege, sexism and dozens of other real-world situations. Her Art of Logic is a practical and inspiring guide to decoding the modern world.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • Art of Statistics: Learning from Data
    Art of Statistics: Learning from Data
    ISBN: 9780241258767
    Title: Art of Statistics: Learning from Data

    'This marvellous book will transform your relationship with the numbers that swirl all around us. Read it and learn. I did' Tim Harford

    Statistics has played a leading role in our scientific understanding of the world for centuries, yet we are all familiar with the way statistical claims can be sensationalised, particularly in the media. In the age of big data, as data science becomes established as a discipline, a basic grasp of statistical literacy is more important than ever.

    In The Art of Statistics, David Spiegelhalter guides the reader through the essential principles we need in order to derive knowledge from data. Drawing on real world problems to introduce conceptual issues, he shows us how statistics can help us determine the luckiest passenger on the Titanic, whether serial killer Harold Shipman could have been caught earlier, and if screening for ovarian cancer is beneficial.

    How many trees are there on the planet? Do busier hospitals have higher survival rates? Why do old men have big ears? Spiegelhalter reveals the answers to these and many other questions - questions that can only be addressed using statistical science.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
  • Beyond Infinity: An Expedition to the Outer Limits of the Mathematical Universe
    Beyond Infinity: An Expedition to the Outer Limits of the Mathematical Universe
    ISBN: 9781781252864
    Title: Beyond Infinity: An Expedition to the Outer Limits of the Mathematical Universe

    Even small children know there are infinitely many whole numbers - start counting and you'll never reach the end. But there are also infinitely many decimal numbers between zero and one. Are these two types of infinity the same? Are they larger or smaller than each other? Can we even talk about 'larger' and 'smaller' when we talk about infinity? In Beyond Infinity, international maths sensation Eugenia Cheng reveals the inner workings of infinity.What happens when a new guest arrives at your infinite hotel - but you already have an infinite number of guests? How does infinity give Zeno's tortoise the edge in a paradoxical foot-race with Achilles? And can we really make an infinite number of cookies from a finite amount of cookie dough?Wielding an armoury of inventive, intuitive metaphor, Cheng draws beginners and enthusiasts alike into the heart of this mysterious, powerful concept to reveal fundamental truths about mathematics, all the way from the infinitely large down to the infinitely small.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • Cartoon Introduction to Calculus
    Cartoon Introduction to Calculus
    ISBN: 9780809033690
    Title: Cartoon Introduction to Calculus

    The internationally bestselling authors ofThe Cartoon Introduction to Economics return to make calculus fun

    The award-winning illustrator Grady Klein has teamed up once again with the world's only stand-up economist, Yoram Bauman, Ph.D., to take on the daunting subject of calculus. A supplement to traditional textbooks,The Cartoon Introduction to Calculusfocuses on the big ideas rather than all the formulas you have to memorize.

    With Klein and Bauman as our guides, we scale the dual peaks of Mount Derivative and Mount Integral, and from their summits, we see how calculus relates to the rest of mathematics. Beginning with the problems of speed and area, Klein and Bauman show how the discipline is unified by a fundamental theorem. We meet geniuses like Archimedes, Liu Hui, and Bonaventura Cavalieri, who survived the slopes on intuition but prepared us for the avalanche-like dangers posed by mathematical rigor. Then wetrek onward and scramble through limits and extreme values, optimization and integration, and learn how calculus can be applied to economics, physics, and so much more. We discover that calculus isn't the pinnacle of mathematics after all, but its tools are foundational to everything that follows. Klein and Bauman round out the book with a handy glossary of symbols and terms, so you don't have to worry about mixing up constants and constraints. With a witty and engaging narrative full of jokes and insights,The Cartoon Introduction to Calculusis an essential primer for students or for anyone who is curious about math.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $33.00
  • Change Is the Only Constant: The Wisdom of Calculus in a Madcap World
    Change Is the Only Constant: The Wisdom of Calculus in a Madcap World
    ISBN: 9780316509084
    Title: Change Is the Only Constant: The Wisdom of Calculus in a Madcap World
    Author: ORLIN BEN

    By spinning 28 engaging mathematical tales, Orlin shows us that calculus is simply another language to express the very things we humans grapple with every day - love, risk, time and, most importantly, change. Divided into two parts, "Moments" and "Eternities," and drawing on everyone from Sherlock Holmes to Mark Twain to David Foster Wallace, Change is the Only Constant unearths connections between calculus, art, literature and a beloved dog named Elvis. This is not just maths for maths' sake; it's maths for the sake of becoming a wiser and more thoughtful human.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
  • Cryptonomicon
    ISBN: 9780099410676
    Title: Cryptonomicon

    Neal Stephenson hacks into the secret histories of nations and the private obsessions of men, decrypting with dazzling virtuosity the forces that have shaped the past century. Weaving together the cracking of the Axis codes during WWII and the quest to establish a free South East Asian 'data haven' for digital information in the present, Cryptonomicon explores themes of power, information, secrecy and war in the twentieth century in a gripping and page-turning thriller.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $33.00
  • Do Dice Play God? The Mathematics of Uncertainty
    Do Dice Play God? The Mathematics of Uncertainty
    ISBN: 9781788162289
    Title: Do Dice Play God? The Mathematics of Uncertainty
    Author: STEWART IAN

    A celebrated mathematician explores how math helps us make sense of the unpredictableWe would like to believe we can know things for certain. We want to be able to figure out who will win an election, if the stock market will crash, or if a suspect definitely committed a crime. But the odds are not in our favor. Life is full of uncertainty --- indeed, scientific advances indicate that the universe might be fundamentally inexact --- and humans are terrible at guessing. When asked to predict the outcome of a chance event, we are almost always wrong. Thankfully, there is hope. As award-winning mathematician Ian Stewart reveals, over the course of history, mathematics has given us some of the tools we need to better manage the uncertainty that pervades our lives. From forecasting, to medical research, to figuring out how to win Let's Make a Deal, Do Dice Play God? is a surprising and satisfying tour of what we can know, and what we never will.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $37.00
  • Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life & in the Markets
    Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life & in the Markets
    ISBN: 9780141031484
    Title: Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life & in the Markets

    Everyone wants to succeed in life. But what causes some of us to be moreThis research presents this ancient Greek Macedonian Symbol of Rayed Star.There are many other symbols with the Rayed Star as an ancient Greek symbols in all centuries.The ancient Greek stars has presented from 3-rays up to 24-rays.And all rays have many shapes according to the inner meaning of it in archaeological monuments.Many ancient archeologically founding exists today, such as ancient Greek coins, texts, icons, emblems, tituli, ostraca, fragments, epigrammata, papyrorum, tablettes, recensios, sculptures, vases, monuments etc which has the Rayed Star symbol of the ancient Greeks on them.Even Achilles has the rayed star on his armoury and many of the ancient Greek Gods and Goddesses.In Christianity the star is connected to the Virgin Mary.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $31.00
  • Godel Escher Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid
    Godel Escher Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid
    ISBN: 9780465026562
    Title: Godel Escher Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid

    Douglas Hofstadters book is concerned directly with the nature of ?maps or links between formal systems. However, according to Hofstadter, the formal system that underlies all mental activity transcends the system that supports it. If life can grow out of the formal chemical substrate of the cell, if consciousness can emerge out of a formal system of firing neurons, then so too will computers attain human intelligence. Gödel Escher and Bach is a wonderful exploration of fascinating ideas at the heart of cognitive science: meaning, reduction, recursion, and much more.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • How Numbers Work: Discover the Strange & Beautiful World of Mathematics
    How Numbers Work: Discover the Strange & Beautiful World of Mathematics
    ISBN: 9781473629745
    Title: How Numbers Work: Discover the Strange & Beautiful World of Mathematics

    Think of a number between one and ten.
    No, hang on, let's make this interesting. Between zero and infinity. Even if you stick to the whole numbers, there are a lot to choose from - an infinite number in fact. Throw in decimal fractions and infinity suddenly gets an awful lot bigger (is that even possible?) And then there are the negative numbers, the imaginary numbers, the irrational numbers like pi which never end. It literally never ends.

    The world of numbers is indeed strange and beautiful. Among its inhabitants are some really notable characters - pi, e, the "imaginary" number i and the famous golden ratio to name just a few. Prime numbers occupy a special status. Zero is very odd indeed: is it a number, or isn't it?

    How Numbers Work takes a tour of this mind-blowing but beautiful realm of numbers and the mathematical rules that connect them. Not only that, but take a crash course on the biggest unsolved problems that keep mathematicians up at night, find out about the strange and unexpected ways mathematics influences our everyday lives, and discover the incredible connection between numbers and reality itself.

    New Scientist Instant Expert books are definitive and accessible entry points to the most important subjects in science; subjects that challenge, attract debate, invite controversy and engage the most enquiring minds. Designed for curious readers who want to know how things work and why, the Instant Expert series explores the topics that really matter and their impact on individuals, society, and the planet, translating the scientific complexities around us into language that's open to everyone, and putting new ideas and discoveries into perspective and context.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • How to Bake Pi: Easy Recipes for Understanding Complex Maths
    How to Bake Pi: Easy Recipes for Understanding Complex Maths
    ISBN: 9781781252888
    Title: How to Bake Pi: Easy Recipes for Understanding Complex Maths

    Möbius bagels, Euclid's flourless chocolate cake and apple pi - this is maths, but not as you know it.In How to Bake Pi, mathematical crusader and star baker Eugenia Cheng has rustled up a batch of delicious culinary insights into everything from simple numeracy to category theory ('the mathematics of mathematics'), via Fermat, Poincaré and Riemann.Maths is much more than simultaneous equations and pr2 : it is an incredibly powerful tool for thinking about the world around us. And once you learn how to think mathematically, you'll never think about anything - cakes, custard, bagels or doughnuts; not to mention fruit crumble, kitchen clutter and Yorkshire puddings - the same way again.Stuffed with moreish puzzles and topped with a generous dusting of wit and charm, How to Bake Pi is a foolproof recipe for a mathematical feast.*Previously published under the title Cakes, Custard & Category Theory*

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • Humble Pi: A Comedy of Maths Errors
    Humble Pi: A Comedy of Maths Errors
    ISBN: 9780141989143
    Title: Humble Pi: A Comedy of Maths Errors
    Author: PARKER MATT

    What makes a bridge wobble when it's not meant to? How do billions of dollars mysteriously vanish into thin air? How does a building rock when its resonant frequency matches a gym class leaping to Snap's 1990 hit I've Got The Power? The answer is maths. Or, to be precise, what happens when maths goes wrong in the real world.

    As Matt Parker shows us, our modern lives are built on maths- computer programmes, finance, engineering. And most of the time this maths works quietly behind the scenes, until ... it doesn't. Exploring and explaining a litany of glitches, near-misses and mishaps involving the internet, big data, elections, street signs, lotteries, the Roman empire and a hapless Olympic shooting team, Matt Parker shows us the bizarre ways maths trips us up, and what this reveals about its essential place in our world. This book shows how, by making maths our friend, we can learn from its pitfalls. It also contains puzzles, challenges, geometric socks, jokes about binary code and three deliberate mistakes. Getting it wrong has never been more fun.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
  • Infinite Powers: The Story of Calculus, the Language of the Universe
    Infinite Powers: The Story of Calculus, the Language of the Universe
    ISBN: 9781786492975
    Title: Infinite Powers: The Story of Calculus, the Language of the Universe

    A magisterial history of calculus (and the people behind it) from one of the world's foremost mathematicians.
    Shortlisted for the Royal Society Science Book Prize 2019

    This is the captivating story of mathematics' greatest ever idea: calculus. Without it, there would be no computers, no microwave ovens, no GPS, and no space travel. But before it gave modern man almost infinite powers, calculus was behind centuries of controversy, competition, and even death.

    Taking us on a thrilling journey through three millennia, professor Steven Strogatz charts the development of this seminal achievement from the days of Archimedes to today's breakthroughs in chaos theory and artificial intelligence. Filled with idiosyncratic characters from Pythagoras to Fourier, Infinite Powers is a compelling human drama that reveals the legacy of calculus on nearly every aspect of modern civilisation, including science, politics, medicine, philosophy, and much besides.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • Introducing Game Theory: A Graphic Guide
    Introducing Game Theory: A Graphic Guide
    ISBN: 9781785780820
    Title: Introducing Game Theory: A Graphic Guide

    Why did countries engage in a nuclear arms race? How do we make decisions when we don t have all the information? What makes international environmental cooperation possible?
    Game theory is the study of how we make a decision when the outcome of our moves depends on the decisions of someone else. But it s not just about predicting your opponent s next play in a game of chess; conflict and cooperation lie at the heart of game theory, which is useful for understanding behaviour in everything from our social lives to business, global politics to evolutionary theory.
    In Introducing Game Theory, economists Ivan and Tuvana Pastine explore this fascinating area, which looks beneath the surface of human behavior calling upon psychology, evolutionary biology, political science and sociology to explain why, when faced with a decision, we sometimes cooperate, sometimes clash, and sometimes act in a way that seems completely random.
    Stylishly brought to life by regular Guardian illustrator Tom Humberstone, the book takes readers on a tour of the key ideas and thinkers, and puts you into a series of games that provide a new perspective on the world we live in."

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $15.00
  • Joy of X: A Guided Tour of Mathematics from One to Infinity
    Joy of X: A Guided Tour of Mathematics from One to Infinity
    ISBN: 9781848878457
    Title: Joy of X: A Guided Tour of Mathematics from One to Infinity

    Maths is everywhere, often where we least expect it. Steven Strogatz acts as our guide as he takes us on a tour of numbers that - unbeknownst to most of us - connect everything about our daily activities.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.00
  • Living by Numbers: in Defence of Quantity
    Living by Numbers: in Defence of Quantity
    ISBN: 9781780236469
    Title: Living by Numbers: in Defence of Quantity

    How do we really think about the world? We may use words to tell stories about it or draw pictures to represent it, but one thing we do far more than either of those is make calculations of the things that are in it and to do that we use numbers. Numbers give shape and texture to almost everything we feel, say, dream, and do, a fact that Steven Connor explores in this qualitative assessment of the quantifiable. Looking at how numbers play a part in nearly every aspect of our lives, he offers a fascinating portrait of the world as a world of numbers.
    Connor explores a host of thought-provoking aspects of our numerical existence. He looks at the unexpected oddities that shape the loneliest number the number one. He looks at counting as a human phenomenon and the ways we negotiate crowds, swarms, and multitudes. He demonstrates the work of calculation as it lies at the heart of poetry, jokes, painting, and music. He shows how we use numbers to adjust to uncertainty and chance and how they help us visualize the world in diagrammatic ways, and he unveils how numbers even help us think about death. Altogether, Connor brings into relief an aspect of our lives so ubiquitous that we often can t see it, unveiling a rich new way of thinking about our existence.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $48.00
  • Magnificent Mistakes in Mathematics
    Magnificent Mistakes in Mathematics
    ISBN: 9781616147471
    Title: Magnificent Mistakes in Mathematics

    Two veteran math educators demonstrate how some "magnificent mistakes" had profound consequences for our understanding of mathematics' key concepts.
    In the nineteenth century, English mathematician William Shanks spent fifteen years calculating the value of pi, setting a record for the number of decimal places. Later, his calculation was reproduced using large wooden numerals to decorate the cupola of a hall in the Palais de la DEcouverte in Paris. However, in 1946, with the aid of a mechanical desk calculator that ran for seventy hours, it was discovered that there was a mistake in the 528th decimal place. Today, supercomputers have determined the value of pi to trillions of decimal places.
    This is just one of the amusing and intriguing stories about mistakes in mathematics in this layperson's guide to mathematical principles. In another example, the authors show that when we "prove" that every triangle is isosceles, we are violating a concept not even known to Euclid - that of "betweenness." And if we disregard the time-honored Pythagorean theorem, this is a misuse of the concept of infinity. Even using correct procedures can sometimes lead to absurd - but enlightening - results.
    Requiring no more than high-school-level math competency, this playful excursion through the nuances of math will give you a better grasp of this fundamental, all-important science.

    "From the Hardcover edition."

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00

  • Master Algorithm: How the Quest for the Ultimate Learning Machine Will Remake Our World
    Master Algorithm: How the Quest for the Ultimate Learning Machine Will Remake Our World
    ISBN: 9780141979243
    Title: Master Algorithm: How the Quest for the Ultimate Learning Machine Will Remake Our World

    Algorithms increasingly run our lives. They find books, movies, jobs, and dates for us, manage our investments, and discover new drugs. More and more, these algorithms work by learning from the trails of data we leave in our newly digital world. Like curious children, they observe us, imitate, and experiment. And in the world s top research labs and universities, the race is on to invent the ultimate learning algorithm: one capable of discovering any knowledge from data, and doing anything we want, before we even ask.
    Machine learning is the automation of discoverythe scientific method on steroidsthat enables intelligent robots and computers to program themselves. No field of science today is more important yet more shrouded in mystery. Pedro Domingos, one of the field s leading lights, lifts the veil for the first time to give us a peek inside the learning machines that power Google, Amazon, and your smartphone. He charts a course through machine learning s five major schools of thought, showing how they turn ideas from neuroscience, evolution, psychology, physics, and statistics into algorithms ready to serve you. Step by step, he assembles a blueprint for the future universal learnerthe Master Algorithmand discusses what it means for you, and for the future of business, science, and society.
    If data-ism is today s rising philosophy, this book will be its bible. The quest for universal learning is one of the most significant, fascinating, and revolutionary intellectual developments of all time. A groundbreaking book, The Master Algorithm is the essential guide for anyone and everyone wanting to understand not just how the revolution will happen, but how to be at its forefront.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Mathematical Curiosities: a Treasure Trove of Unexpected Entertainments
    Mathematical Curiosities: a Treasure Trove of Unexpected Entertainments
    ISBN: 9781616149314
    Title: Mathematical Curiosities: a Treasure Trove of Unexpected Entertainments

    An innovative and appealing way for the layperson to develop math skills--while actually enjoying it
    Most people agree that math is important, but few would say it's fun. This book will show you that the subject you learned to hate in high school can be as entertaining as a witty remark, as engrossing as the mystery novel you can't put down--in short, fun As veteran math educators Posamentier and Lehmann demonstrate, when you realize that doing math can be enjoyable, you open a door into a world of unexpected insights while learning an important skill.
    The authors illustrate the point with many easily understandable examples. One of these is what mathematicians call the "Ruth-Aaron pair" (714 and 715), named after the respective career home runs of Babe Ruth and Hank Aaron. These two consecutive integers contain a host of interesting features, one of which is that their prime factors when added together have the same sum.
    The authors also explore the unusual aspects of such numbers as 11 and 18, which have intriguing properties usually overlooked by standard math curriculums. And to make you a better all-around problem solver, a variety of problems is presented that appear simple but have surprisingly clever solutions.
    If math has frustrated you over the years, this delightful approach will teach you many things you thought were beyond your reach, while conveying the key message that math can and should be anything but boring.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $48.00
  • Mathematics Workbook Year 6
    Mathematics Workbook Year 6
    ISBN: 9781877234965
    Title: Mathematics Workbook Year 6

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • Maths Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained
    Maths Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained
    ISBN: 9780241350362
    Title: Maths Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained
    Author: DK

    Take a journey through the fascinating story of fractions, numbers, patterns, and shapes in order to better understand the complex world we live in.

    Continuing the "Big Ideas" series' trademark combination of authoritative, clear
    text and bold graphics to chart the development of maths through history, the book explores and explains some of the most complex and fascinating mathematical subjects. Delve into everything from the mathematical ideas and inventions of the ancient world such as the first number systems, magic squares, and the Chinese abacus, through to the developments in mathematics during medieval and Renaissance Europe, to the rise of group theory and cryptography more recently.

    This diverse and inclusive account of mathematics will have something for everybody- for those interested in the maths behind world economies, secret spies, modern technology and plenty more, taking readers around the world from Babylon to Bletchley Park. Tracing maths through the Scientific Revolution to its 21st-century use in computers, the internet, and AI, The Maths Bookuses an innovative visual approach to make the subject accessible to everyone, casual readers and students alike.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $48.00
  • Maths in Minutes
    Maths in Minutes
    ISBN: 9781780873695
    Title: Maths in Minutes

    Both simple and accessible, Maths in Minutes is a visually led introduction to 200 key mathematical ideas. Each concept is quick and easy to remember, described by means of an easy-to-understand picture and a maximum 200-word explanation. Concepts span all of the key areas of mathematics, including Fundamentals of Mathematics, Sets and Numbers, Geometry, Equations, Limits, Functions and Calculus, Vectors and Algebra, Complex Numbers, Combinatorics, Number Theory, Metrics and Measures and Topology. Incredibly quick - clear artworks and simple explanations that can be easily remembered. Based on scientific research that the brain best absorbs information visually. Compact and portable format - the ideal, handy reference.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • Maths of Life & Death
    Maths of Life & Death
    ISBN: 9781787475410
    Title: Maths of Life & Death
    Author: YATES KIT

    "Kit Yates shows how our private and social lives are suffused by mathematics. Ignorance may bring tragedy or farce. This is an exquisitely interesting book. It's a deeply serious one too and, for those like me who have little maths, it's delightfully readable" - Ian McEwan "Kit Yates is a natural storyteller. Through fascinating stories and examples, he shows how maths is the beating heart of so much of modern life. An exciting new voice in the world of science communication" - Marcus du Sautoy "Used wisely, mathematics can save your life. Used unwisely, it can ruin it. A lucid and enthralling account of why maths matters in everyone's life. A real eye-opener." - Prof Ian Stewart FRS, author of Do Dice Play God? __________ Maths is the story of the world around us, and the wisdom it gives us can be the difference between success and disaster. We are all doing maths all the time, from the way we communicate with each other to the way we travel, from how we work to how we relax. Many of us are aware of this. But few of us really appreciate the full power of maths - the extent to which its influence is not only in every office and every home, but also in every courtroom and hospital ward. In this eye-opening and extraordinary book, Yates explores the true stories of life-changing events in which the application - or misapplication - of mathematics has played a critical role: patients crippled by faulty genes and entrepreneurs bankrupted by faulty algorithms; innocent victims of miscarriages of justice and the unwitting victims of software glitches. We follow stories of investors who have lost fortunes and parents who have lost children, all because of mathematical misunderstandings. Along the way, Yates arms us with simple mathematical rules and tools that can help us make better decisions in our increasingly quantitative society. You will discover why it's always sensible to question a statistic, often vital to ask for a second opinion and sometimes surprisingly handy to stick to the 37% rule...

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $38.00
  • Maths on the Back of an Envelope
    Maths on the Back of an Envelope
    ISBN: 9780008324582
    Title: Maths on the Back of an Envelope
    Author: EASTAWAY ROB

    Does that statistic make sense? How much will this round of drinks come to? And what are the chances of winning the lottery? Twice? Learn how to do complex maths with nothing but the back of an envelope, a pencil and some good old-fashioned brain power. Doing mathematics without a calculator seems like an unnecessary feat in the twenty-first century. These clever little electronic devices have helped to take away the drudgery of arithmetic, and given all of us the power to perform in a few seconds what might previously have taken hours to work out. But much of the time, we don't need the exact answer with its endless decimal points - we just need to know whether something is in the right ballpark. Rob Eastaway's clever mathematical techniques do exactly that, as he takes an entertaining look at how to figure without a calculator. From spotting misleading statistics in the news and bad deals, to estimating how long you'll be standing in that slowly crawling queue, this book is packed with amusing anecdotes and handy back-of-the-envelope calculations for every situation. Most importantly, this book is a timely and welcome reminder that sometimes our own brain is the best tool we have to deal with numbers.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $25.00
  • Maths Squared: 100 Concepts You Should Know
    Maths Squared: 100 Concepts You Should Know
    ISBN: 9781845436452
    Title: Maths Squared: 100 Concepts You Should Know

    For many of us, mathematics is a subject to be feared-a daunting world of schoolroom numbers and equations. Yet we often wish in everyday life that we could remember all those handy mathematical tools and tips that were once explained to us-Maths Squared provides the bite-sized solution. Everybody knows and understands Pythagoras' theorem and pi, but Maths Squared introduces you to the world of Einstein's relativity theory, Euclidean geometry, and the butterfly effect.&

    Maths Squared is an ideal reintroduction to the mysterious and magical world of numbers. Across 10 chapters and 100 topics, it takes you on a whistlestop tour from the essentials of numbers and arithmetic to the strange outer limits where mathematics and philosophy merge. Along the way, it looks at many of the key problems that have led to mathematical breakthroughs, and some of those which remain unsolved.

    Using accessible yet authoritative text complimented by new color illustrations, infographics and photographs, Maths Squared is the ideal primer or refresher for those who want to learn more about the fascinating language of numbers and equations that describes the Universe.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $23.00
  • Mind for Numbers: How to Excel at Math & Science (even If You Flunked Algebra)
    Mind for Numbers: How to Excel at Math & Science (even If You Flunked Algebra)
    ISBN: 9780399165245
    Title: Mind for Numbers: How to Excel at Math & Science (even If You Flunked Algebra)

    Whether you are a student struggling to fulfill a math or science requirement, or you are embarking on a career change that requires a higher level of math competency, A Mind for Numbers offers the tools you need to get a better grasp of that intimidating but inescapable field. Engineering professor Barbara Oakley knows firsthand how it feels to struggle with math. She flunked her way through high school math and science courses, before enlisting in the army immediately after graduation. When she saw how her lack of mathematical and technical savvy severely limited her options--both to rise in the military and to explore other careers--she returned to school with a newfound determination to re-tool her brain to master the very subjects that had given her so much trouble throughout her entire life.& In A Mind for Numbers, Dr. Oakley lets us in on the secrets to effectively learning math and science--secrets that even dedicated and successful students wish they''d known earlier. Contrary to popular belief, math requires creative, as well as analytical, thinking. Most people think that there''s only one way to do a problem, when in actuality, there are often a number of different solutions--you just need the creativity to see them. for example, there are more than three hundred different known proofs of the Pythagorean Theorem. In short, studying a problem in a laser-focused way until you reach a solution is not an effective way to learn math. Rather, it involves taking the time to step away from a problem and allow the more relaxed and creative part of the brain to take over. A Mind for Numbers shows us that we all have what it takes to excel in math, and learning it is not as painful as some might think!''A good teacher will leave you educated. But a great teacher will leave you curious. Well, Barbara Oakley is a great teacher. Not only does she have a mind for numbers, she has a way with words, and she makes every one of them count.'' Mike Rowe, creator and host of Discovery Channel''s ''Dirty Jobs'' and CEO of mikeroweWORKS''If you struggled through math and slept through science, there''s hope. In A Mind for Numbers, polymath Barbara Oakley reveals how to unlock the analytic powers of our brains so we can learn how to learn. This book should be required reading for students--and for my mother.'' Adam Grant, New York Times-bestselling author of Give and Take''An ingeniously accessible introduction to the science of human cognition--along with practical advice on how to think better.'' James Taranto, the Wall Street Journal& ''In my book& The Math Instinct, I described how we have known since the early 1990s that all ordinary people can do mathematics, and in& The Math Gene, I explained why the capacity for mathematical thinking is both a natural consequence of evolution and yet requires effort to unleash it. What I did not do is show how to tap in to that innate ability. Professor Oakley does just that.'' Keith Devlin, NPR& Weekend Edition''s ''Math Guy''''A wonderful book! How do you come to love math and science, and how do you come to learn math and science? Read A Mind for Numbers. Barbara Oakley is the magician who will help you do both.'' Francisco J. Ayala, University Professor and Donald Bren Professor of Biological Sciences, University of California, Irvine, and former President and Chairman of the Board, American Association for the Advancement of Science''Being good at science and mathematics isn''t just something you are; it''s something you become. This users'' guide to the brain unmasks the mystery around achieving success in mathematics and science. I have seen far too many students opt out when they hit a rough patch. But now that learners have a handy guide for ''knowing better'' they will also be able to ''do better.'''' Shirley Malcom, Head of Education and Human Resources Programs, American Association for the Advancement of Science& ''A Mind for Numbers& is an excellent book about how to approach mathematics, science, or any realm where problem solving plays a prominent role.''& J. Michael Shaughnessy, Past President of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics& ''I have not been this excited about a book in a long time. Giving students deep knowledge on how to learn will lead to higher retention and student success in every field. It is a gift that will last them a lifetime.'' Robert R Gamache, Ph.D., Associate Vice President, Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, and International Relations, University of Massachusetts, Lowell& ''A Mind for Numbers helps put students in the driver''s seat--empowering them to learn more deeply and easily. This outstanding book is also a useful resource for instructional leaders. Given the urgent need for America to improve its science and math education so it can stay competitive, A Mind for Numbers is a welcome find.'' Geoffrey Canada, President, Harlem Children''s Zone& ''It''s easy to say ''work smarter, not harder,'' but Barbara Oakley actually shows you how to do just that, in a fast-paced and accessible book that collects tips based on experience and sound science. & In fact, I''m going to incorporate some of these tips into my own teaching.''& Glenn Harlan Reynolds, Beauchamp Brogan Distinguished Professor of Law, the University of Tennessee& ''A Mind for Numbers is a splendid resource for how to approach mathematics learning and in fact learning in any area. Barbara Oakley''s authoritative guide is based on the latest research in the cognitive sciences, and provides a clear, concise, and entertaining roadmap for how to get the most out of learning. This is a must-read for anyone who has struggled with mathematics and anyone interested in enhancing their learning experience.'' David C. Geary, Curators'' Professor of Psychological Sciences and Interdisciplinary Neuroscience, University of Missouri& ''For students afraid of math and science and for those who love the subjects, this engaging book provides guidance in establishing study habits that take advantage of how the brain works.'' Deborah Schifter, Principal Research Scientist, Science and Mathematics Programs, Education Development Center, Inc.''A Mind for Numbers explains the process of learning in a fascinating and utterly memorable way. This book is a classic, not only for learners of all ages, but for teachers of all kinds.'' Frances R. Spielhagen, Ph.D., Director, Center for Adolescent Research and Development, Mount Saint Mary College

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $26.00
  • Music of the Primes: Searching to Solve the Greatest Mystery in Mathematics
    Music of the Primes: Searching to Solve the Greatest Mystery in Mathematics
    ISBN: 9780062064011
    Title: Music of the Primes: Searching to Solve the Greatest Mystery in Mathematics

    Inthe tradition of Fermat's Enigma and Pi, Marcus du Sautoy tells the illuminating, authoritative, and engagingstory of Bernhard Reimann and the ongoing quest tocapture the holy grail of mathematics--the formula to predict prime numbers.Oliver Sacks, author of The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, calls TheMusic of the Primes "an amazing book.& .& .& .& I could not put it down once Ihad started." Simon Winchester, author of The Professor and the Madman,writes, "this fascinating account, decoding the inscrutable language of themathematical priesthood, is written like the purest poetry. Marcus du Sautoy's enthusiasm shines through every line of this hymnto the joy of high intelligence, illuminating as it does so even the darkestcorners of his most arcane universe."

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $36.00
  • Number Sense: How the Mind Creates Mathematics, Revised & Updated Edition
    Number Sense: How the Mind Creates Mathematics, Revised & Updated Edition
    ISBN: 9780199753871
    Title: Number Sense: How the Mind Creates Mathematics, Revised & Updated Edition

    Our understanding of how the human brain performs mathematical calculations is far from complete, but in recent years there have been many exciting breakthroughs by scientists all over the world. Now, in The Number Sense, Stanislas Dehaene offers a fascinating look at this recent research, in an enlightening exploration of the mathematical mind. Dehaene begins with the eye-opening discovery that animals--including rats, pigeons, raccoons, and chimpanzees--can perform simple mathematical calculations, and that human infants also have a rudimentary number sense. Dehaene suggests that this rudimentary number sense is as basic to the way the brain understands the world as our perception of color or of objects in space, and, like these other abilities, our number sense is wired into the brain. These are but a few of the wealth of fascinating observations contained here. We also discover, for example, that because Chinese names for numbers are so short, Chinese people can remember up to nine or ten digits at a time--English-speaking people can only remember seven. The book also explores the unique abilities of idiot savants and mathematical geniuses, and we meet people whose minute brain lesions render their mathematical ability useless. This new and completely updated edition includes all of the most recent scientific data on how numbers are encoded by single neurons, and which brain areas activate when we perform calculations. Perhaps most important, The Number Sense reaches many provocative conclusions that will intrigue anyone interested in learning, mathematics, or the mind.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $59.00
  • Numbers in Minutes
    Numbers in Minutes
    ISBN: 9781787477315
    Title: Numbers in Minutes

    The quickest explanation of math, in 200 essential numbers.

    Why 60 seconds in a minute? Who invented zero? What exactly is pi? Why do mathematicians hunt prime numbers? And how can you get a number bigger than infinity?

    To find out, take a tour through 200 important, fascinating and unusual numbers - the easy and entertaining way to grasp mathematics.

    Numbers in Minutes demystifies the math surrounding the key numbers including: zero, 1-40, negatives, percentages, prime numbers, fractions, decimals, pi, exponentials, imaginary numbers, squares and cubes, roots and powers, Fibonacci numbers, the golden ratio, millions and trillions, a googol, 'perfect, ' 'kissing, ' 'vampire' and 'weird' numbers, infinity, infinity+1 and other sizes of infinity...

    Every number is explained in a few short paragraphs with a helpful picture, making the maths simple to understand and remember.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $30.00

  • On Formally Undecidable Propositions of Principia Mathematica & Related Systems
    On Formally Undecidable Propositions of Principia Mathematica & Related Systems
    ISBN: 9780486669809
    Title: On Formally Undecidable Propositions of Principia Mathematica & Related Systems
    Author: GODEL KURT

    In 1931, a young Austrian mathematician published an epoch-making paper containing one of the most revolutionary ideas in logic since Aristotle. Kurt Giidel maintained, and offered detailed proof, that in any arithmetic system, even in elementary parts of arithmetic, there are propositions which cannot be proved or disproved within the system. It is thus uncertain that the basic axioms of arithmetic will not give rise to contradictions. The repercussions of this discovery are still being felt and debated in 20th-century mathematics.
    The present volume reprints the first English translation of Giidel's far-reaching work. Not only does it make the argument more intelligible, but the introduction contributed by Professor R. B. Braithwaite (Cambridge University}}, an excellent work of scholarship in its own right, illuminates it by paraphrasing the major part of the argument.
    This Dover edition thus makes widely available a superb edition of a classic work of original thought, one that will be of profound interest to mathematicians, logicians and anyone interested in the history of attempts to establish axioms that would provide a rigorous basis for all mathematics. Translated by B. Meltzer, University of Edinburgh. Preface. Introduction by R. B. Braithwaite.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.00
  • Our Mathematical Universe: My Quest for the Ultimate Nature of Reality
    Our Mathematical Universe: My Quest for the Ultimate Nature of Reality
    ISBN: 9780241954638
    Title: Our Mathematical Universe: My Quest for the Ultimate Nature of Reality
    Author: TEGMARK MAX

    Max Tegmark, one of the most original physicists at work today, leads us on an astonishing journey to explore the mysteries uncovered by cosmology and to discover the nature of reality. Part-history of the cosmos, part-intellectual adventure, 'Our Mathematical Universe' travels from the big bang to the distant future via parallel worlds, across every possible scale - from the sub-atomic to the intergalactic - showing how mathematics provides the answers to our questions about the world.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00
  • Standard Deviations Flawed Assumptions, Tortured Data, & Other Ways to Lie With Statistics
    Standard Deviations Flawed Assumptions, Tortured Data, & Other Ways to Lie With Statistics
    ISBN: 9781468311020
    Title: Standard Deviations Flawed Assumptions, Tortured Data, & Other Ways to Lie With Statistics
    Author: SMITH GARY

    "A very entertaining book about a very serious problem. We deceive ourselves all the time with statistics, and it is time we wised up." -Robert J. Shiller, Winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics

    Did you know that baseball players whose names begin with the letter "D" are more likely to die young? Or that Asian Americans are most susceptible to heart attacks on the fourth day of the month? Or that drinking a full pot of coffee every morning will add years to your life, but one cup a day increases the risk of pancreatic cancer? All of these "facts" have been argued with a straight face by credentialed researchers and backed up with reams of data and convincing statistics.

    As Nobel Prize-winning economist Ronald Coase once cynically observed, "If you torture data long enough, it will confess." Lying with statistics is a time-honored con. In Standard Deviations, economics professor Gary Smith walks us through the various tricks and traps that people use to back up their own crackpot theories. Sometimes, the unscrupulous deliberately try to mislead us. Other times, the well-intentioned are blissfully unaware of the mischief they are committing. Today, data is so plentiful that researchers spend precious little time distinguishing between good, meaningful indicators and total rubbish. Not only do others use data to fool us, we fool ourselves.

    With the breakout success of Nate Silver's The Signal and the Noise, the once humdrum subject of statistics has never been hotter. Drawing on breakthrough research in behavioral economics by luminaries like Daniel Kahneman and Dan Ariely and taking to task some of the conclusions of Freakonomics author Steven D. Levitt, Standard Deviations demystifies the science behind statistics and makes it easy to spot the fraud all around.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $39.00
  • Statistics 101: Data Analysis & Predictive Modeling to Measuring Distribution & Determining Probability
    Statistics 101: Data Analysis & Predictive Modeling to Measuring Distribution & Determining Probability
    ISBN: 9781507208175
    Title: Statistics 101: Data Analysis & Predictive Modeling to Measuring Distribution & Determining Probability
    Author: BORMAN DAVID

    A comprehensive guide to statistics--with information on collecting, measuring, analyzing, and presenting statistical data--continuing the popular 101 series.

    Data is everywhere. In the age of the internet and social media, we're responsible for consuming, evaluating, and analyzing data on a daily basis. From understanding the percentage probability that it will rain later today, to evaluating your risk of a health problem, or the fluctuations in the stock market, statistics impact our lives in a variety of ways, and are vital to a variety of careers and fields of practice.

    Unfortunately, most statistics text books just make us want to take a snooze, but with Statistics 101, you'll learn the basics of statistics in a way that is both easy-to-understand and apply. From learning the theory of probability and different kinds of distribution concepts, to identifying data patterns and graphing and presenting precise findings, this essential guide can help turn statistical math from scary and complicated, to easy and fun.

    Whether you are a student looking to supplement your learning, a worker hoping to better understand how statistics works for your job, or a lifelong learner looking to improve your grasp of the world, Statistics 101 has you covered.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $29.00

  • Ten Great Ideas about Chance
    Ten Great Ideas about Chance
    ISBN: 9780691196398
    Title: Ten Great Ideas about Chance

    A fascinating account of the breakthrough ideas that transformed probability and statistics

    In the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, gamblers and mathematicians transformed the idea of chance from a mystery into the discipline of probability, setting the stage for a series of breakthroughs that enabled or transformed innumerable fields, from gambling, mathematics, statistics, economics, and finance to physics and computer science. This book tells the story of ten great ideas about chance and the thinkers who developed them. Complete with a brief probability refresher, Ten Great Ideas about Chance is certain to be a hit with anyone who wants to understand the secrets of probability and how they were discovered.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $38.00
  • Understanding Numbers
    Understanding Numbers
    ISBN: 9781781318157
    Title: Understanding Numbers

    Mathematics is an indispensable tool for life. From the systems that underpin our newsfeeds, through to the data analysis that informs our health and financial decisions, to the algorithms that power how we search online - mathematics is at the heart of how our modern world functions.

    In 20 dip-in lessons, Understanding Numbers explains how and why mathematics fuels your world and arms you with the knowledge to make wiser choices in all areas of your life.

    - Make sense of health statistics
    - Understand the mathematics behind political voting systems
    - Get to grips with how online search tools work
    - Discover how mathematics can create the perfect city

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $23.00
  • Universe Speaks in Numbers: How Modern Maths Reveals Nature's Deepest Secrets
    Universe Speaks in Numbers: How Modern Maths Reveals Nature's Deepest Secrets
    ISBN: 9780571321803
    Title: Universe Speaks in Numbers: How Modern Maths Reveals Nature's Deepest Secrets

    One of the great mysteries of science is that its fundamental laws are written in the language of mathematics. Graham Farmelo's thrilling new book shows how modern maths has helped physicists to rethink gravity, space, and time. The Universe Speaks in Numbers takes us on an adventure from the Enlightenment to the present with a vibrant cast of characters, illuminating the most exciting and controversial developments in contemporary thought. Always lively and authoritative, Farmelo navigates the reader through the huge imaginative leaps that are edging us towards a radically new conception of the nature of our universe.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
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