• Man of Numbers Fibonaccis Arithmetic Revolution
    Man of Numbers Fibonaccis Arithmetic Revolution
    ISBN: 9781408824443
    Title: Man of Numbers Fibonaccis Arithmetic Revolution
    Author: DEVLIN KEVIN

    In 1202, a 32-year old Italian finished one of the most influential books of all time, which introduced modern arithmetic to Western Europe. Devised in India in the seventh and eighth centuries and brought to North Africa by Muslim traders, the Hindu-Arabic system helped transform the West into the dominant force in science, technology, and commerce, leaving behind Muslim cultures which had long known it but had failed to see its potential. The young Italian, Leonardo of Pisa (better known today as Fibonacci), had learned the Hindu number system when he traveled to North Africa with his father, a customs agent. The book he created was Liber abbaci, the 'Book of Calculation', and the revolution that followed its publication was enormous. Arithmetic made it possible for ordinary people to buy and sell goods, convert currencies, and keep accurate records of possessions more readily than ever before. Liber abbaci's publication led directly to large-scale international commerce and the scientific revolution of the Renaissance. Yet despite the ubiquity of his discoveries, Leonardo of Pisa remains an enigma. His name is best known today in association with an exercise in Liber abbaci whose solution gives rise to a sequence of numbers - the Fibonacci sequence - used by some to predict the rise and fall of financial markets, and evident in myriad biological structures. In The Man of Numbers, Keith Devlin recreates the life and enduring legacy of an overlooked genius, and in the process makes clear how central numbers and mathematics are to our daily lives.

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  • Man of Numbers Fibonacci's Arithmetic Revolution
    Man of Numbers Fibonacci's Arithmetic Revolution
    ISBN: 9781408822487
    Title: Man of Numbers Fibonacci's Arithmetic Revolution
    Author: DEVLIN KEITH

    In 1202, a 32-year old Italian finished one of the most influential books of all time, which introduced modern arithmetic to Western Europe. Devised in India in the seventh and eighth centuries and brought to North Africa by Muslim traders, the Hindu-Arabic system helped transform the West into the dominant force in science, technology, and commerce, leaving behind Muslim cultures which had long known it but had failed to see its potential. The young Italian, Leonardo of Pisa (better known today as Fibonacci), had learned the Hindu number system when he traveled to North Africa with his father, a customs agent.

    The book he created was Liber abbaci, the 'Book of Calculation', and the revolution that followed its publication was enormous. Arithmetic made it possible for ordinary people to buy and sell goods, convert currencies, and keep accurate records of possessions more readily than ever before. Liber abbaci's publication led directly to large-scale international commerce and the scientific revolution of the Renaissance.

    Yet despite the ubiquity of his discoveries, Leonardo of Pisa remains an enigma. His name is best known today in association with an exercise in Liber abbaci whose solution gives rise to a sequence of numbers - the Fibonacci sequence - used by some to predict the rise and fall of financial markets, and evident in myriad biological structures. In The Man of Numbers, Keith Devlin recreates the life and enduring legacy of an overlooked genius, and in the process makes clear how central numbers and mathematics are to our daily lives.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
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  • Man Who Loved Only Numbers Story of Paul Erdos and the Search for Mathematical Truth
    Man Who Loved Only Numbers Story of Paul Erdos and the Search for Mathematical Truth
    ISBN: 9780786884063
    Title: Man Who Loved Only Numbers Story of Paul Erdos and the Search for Mathematical Truth
    Author: HOFFMAN PAUL


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    Price: $29.00
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  • 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: 9780465065707
    Title: Master Algorithm: How the Quest for the Ultimate Learning Machine Will Remake Our World
    Author: DOMINGOS PEDRO


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    Price: $57.00
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  • 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: 9780241004548
    Title: Master Algorithm: How the Quest for the Ultimate Learning Machine Will Remake Our World
    Author: DOMINGOS PEDRO


    Society is changing, one learning algorithm at a time, from search engines to online dating, personalized medicine to predicting the stock market. But learning algorithms are not just about Big Data - these algorithms take raw data and make it useful by creating more algorithms. This is something new under the sun: a technology that builds itself.

    In The Master Algorithm, Pedro Domingos reveals how machine learning is remaking business, politics, science and war. And he takes us on an awe-inspiring quest to find 'The Master Algorithm' - a universal learner capable of deriving all knowledge from data.



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    Price: $55.00
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  • 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
    Author: DOMINGOS PEDRO


    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.
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  • Math Book: 250 Milestones in the History of Mathematics
    Math Book: 250 Milestones in the History of Mathematics
    ISBN: 9781435148031
    Title: Math Book: 250 Milestones in the History of Mathematics
    Author: PICKOVER CLIFFORD A

    The infinite mysteries and beauty of mathematics is unfolded, beginning millions of years ago with ancient 'ant odometers' & moving through time to our modern day quest for new dimensions. Among the numerous delights readers will learn about in this inviting anthology include cicada generated prime numbers.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
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  • Math Geek
    Math Geek
    ISBN: 9781440583810
    Title: Math Geek
    Author: ROSEN RAPHAEL

    The new "sine" of mathematical geekdom.

    Do you dream about long division in your sleep? Does the thought of solving abstruse equations bring a smile to your face? Do you love celebrating pi every March? Then, "Math Geek" was made for you With this guide, you'll learn even more about the power of numbers as you explore their brilliant nature in ways you've never imagined. From manhole covers to bubbles to subway maps, each page gives you a glimpse of the world through renowned mathematicians' eyes and reveals how their theorems and equations can be applied to nearly everything you encounter. Covering dozens of your favorite math topics, you'll find fascinating answers to questions like:

    How are the waiting times for buses determined?
    Why is Romanesco Broccoli so mesmerizing?
    How do you divide a cake evenly?
    Should you run or walk to avoid rain showers?

    Filled with compelling mathematical explanations, "Math Geek" sheds light on the incredible world of numbers hidden deep within your day-to-day life.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
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  • Math with Bad Drawings: Ideas + Stick Figures = Enlightenment
    Math with Bad Drawings: Ideas + Stick Figures = Enlightenment
    ISBN: 9780316509039
    Title: Math with Bad Drawings: Ideas + Stick Figures = Enlightenment
    Author: ORLIN BEN


    In MATH WITH BAD DRAWINGS, Ben Orlin answers math's three big questions: Why do I need to learn this? When am I ever going to use it? Why is it so hard? The answers come in various forms-cartoons, drawings, jokes, and the stories and insights of an empathetic teacher who believes that math should belong to everyone.


    Eschewing the tired old curriculum that begins in the wading pool of addition and subtraction and progresses to the shark infested waters of calculus (AKA the Great Weed Out Course), Orlin instead shows us how to think like a mathematician by teaching us a new game of Tic-Tac-Toe, how to understand an economic crisis by rolling a pair of dice, and the mathematical reason why you should never buy a second lottery ticket.


    Every example in the book is illustrated with his trademark "bad drawings," which convey both his humor and his message with perfect pitch and clarity. Organized by unconventional but compelling topics such as "Statistics: The Fine Art of Honest Lying," "Design: The Geometry of Stuff That Works," and "Probability: The Mathematics of Maybe," MATH WITH BAD DRAWINGS is a perfect read for fans of illustrated popular science.



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  • 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
    Author: POSAMENTIER ALFRED S.

    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
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  • Mathematician Reads the Newspaper
    Mathematician Reads the Newspaper
    ISBN: 9780140251814
    Title: Mathematician Reads the Newspaper
    Author: PAULOS JOHN ALLEN

    This book is a series of essays in which Paulos takes us through an imaginary newspaper and looks at the ways in which we use maths in everyday life. Those interested in mathematics and its applications in ""real life"" will enjoy this book.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.00
    $29.00
  • Mathematics Made Easy Flash
    Mathematics Made Easy Flash
    ISBN: 9781444123210
    Title: Mathematics Made Easy Flash
    Author: GRAHAM ALAN

    The books in this bite-sized new series contain no complicated techniques or tricky materials, making them ideal for the busy, the time-pressured or the merely curious. Mathematics is a short, simple and to-the-point guide to mathematics. In just 96 pages, the reader will learn all the basics, from addition and subtraction to fractions and decimals. Ideal for the busy, the time-pressured or the merely curious, Mathematics is a quick, no-effort way to break into this fascinating topic. Make sense of numbers Conquer percentages Demystify data Grasp probability

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $15.00
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  • Mathematics of Life
    Mathematics of Life
    ISBN: 9781846682056
    Title: Mathematics of Life
    Author: STEWART IAN

    Stewart offers a wonderful and engaging introduction to the role of mathematics in life sciences, from cellular organization to the behavior and evolution of entire organisms.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.00
    $27.00
  • Mathematics of Love
    Mathematics of Love
    ISBN: 9781471141805
    Title: Mathematics of Love
    Author: FRY HANNAH

    Part of the TED series: The Mathematics of Love
    There is no topic that attracts more attention-more energy and time and devotion- than love. Love, like most things in life, is full of patterns. And mathematics is ultimately the study of patterns.
    In her book The Mathematics of Love - and TEDxTalk of the same name - Dr. Hannah Fry takes the audience on a fascinating journey through the patterns that define our love lives, tackling some of the most common yet complex questions pertaining to love: What's the chance of us finding love? What's the chance that it will last? How does online dating work, exactly? When should you settle down? How can you avoid divorce? When is it right to compromise? Can game theory help us decide whether or not to call?
    From evaluating the best strategies for online dating to defining the nebulous concept of beauty, Dr. Fry proves-with great insight, wit and fun- that maths is a surprisingly useful tool to negotiate the complicated, often baffling, sometimes infuriating, always interesting, patterns of love.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $22.00
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  • Mathematics of Secrets
    Mathematics of Secrets
    ISBN: 9780691141756
    Title: Mathematics of Secrets
    Author: HOLDEN JOSHUA


    The Mathematics of Secrets takes readers on a fascinating tour of the mathematics behind cryptography--the science of sending secret messages. Most books about cryptography are organized historically, or around how codes and ciphers have been used, such as in government and military intelligence or bank transactions. Joshua Holden instead shows how mathematical principles underpin the ways that different codes and ciphers operate. Holden focuses on both code making and code breaking and he discusses the majority of ancient and modern ciphers currently known.


    Holden begins by looking at substitution ciphers, built by substituting one letter or block of letters for another. Explaining one of the simplest and historically well-known ciphers, the Caesar cipher, Holden establishes the key mathematical idea behind the cipher and discusses how to introduce flexibility and additional notation. Holden goes on to explore polyalphabetic substitution ciphers, transposition ciphers, including one developed by the Spartans, connections between ciphers and computer encryption, stream ciphers, and ciphers involving exponentiation. He also examines public-key ciphers, where the methods used to encrypt messages are public knowledge, and yet, intended recipients are still the only ones who are able to read the message. He concludes with a look at the future of ciphers and where cryptography might be headed. Only basic mathematics up to high school algebra is needed to understand and enjoy the book.


    With a plethora of historical anecdotes and real-world examples, The Mathematics of Secrets reveals the mathematics working stealthily in the science of coded messages.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $65.00
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  • Mathematics Workbook Year 6
    Mathematics Workbook Year 6
    ISBN: 9781877234965
    Title: Mathematics Workbook Year 6
    Author: DAVIDSON DENISE


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Mathematics Workbook Year 6
    Mathematics Workbook Year 6
    ISBN: 9781877530128
    Title: Mathematics Workbook Year 6
    Author: DAVIDSON DENISE


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    Price: $25.00
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  • Mathletics
    Mathletics
    ISBN: 9780099584230
    Title: Mathletics
    Author: BARROW JOHN D

    "100 Essential Things You Didnt Know You Didnt Know About Sport" sheds light on the mysteries of running, jumping, swimming and points scoring across the whole sporting spectrum. Whether you are a competitor striving to go faster or higher, or an armchair enthusiast wanting to understand more, this is a fascinating read with one hundred short pieces that range across a wide number of sports. Find out:
    - Why high-jumpers use the Fosbury Flop,
    - How fast Usain Bolt can ultimately run and how he could break his records without running any faster,
    - Whether there is a limit to human performance,
    - Who the strongest man or woman is, pound for pound,
    - Why there are so many different scoring systems in sport,
    - If a 100-kilogram mass weighs more in London than it does in Singapore,
    - What the best strategy for taking football penalties is,
    - What the effect of those banned skin-tight swimsuits are,
    - Why golf balls are dimpled,
    - And last, but not least, why does the bounce of a Superball seem to defy Newtons laws of motion.
    Written for anyone interested in sport or simple maths, this book will enrich your understanding of sport and enliven your appreciation of maths.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Mathmagicians: How Maths Applies to Everything
    Mathmagicians: How Maths Applies to Everything
    ISBN: 9781405337274
    Title: Mathmagicians: How Maths Applies to Everything
    Author: BALL JOHNNY

    Discover how maths applies to everything with Johnny BallJoin Johnny Ball as he shows your child that maths isn’t just numbers and sums, it’s a fundamental, incredible, magical way to find out how everything works.From Pi, the amazing number that’s vital for so much of everyday life, to perfect proportions – did you know Leonardo da Vinci worked out a person’s ear is one-third the length of their face? – discover how numbers, from ancient times to the modern day, have enabled us to explore, build and discover just about everything.With puzzles to solve, conundrums to crack and incredible tricks to show to friends, Johnny Ball will teach your child to become a mathmagician!

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $33.00
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  • Maths 1001: Absolutely Everything that Matters in Mathematics
    Maths 1001: Absolutely Everything that Matters in Mathematics
    ISBN: 9781848660632
    Title: Maths 1001: Absolutely Everything that Matters in Mathematics
    Author: ELWES RICHARD


    Maths 1001 provides clear and concise explanations of the most fascinating and fundamental mathematical concepts. Distilled into 1001 bite-sized mini-essays arranged thematically, this unique reference book moves steadily from the basics through to the most advanced of ideas, making it the ideal guide for novices and mathematics enthusiasts.


    Whether used as a handy reference, an informal self-study course or simply as a gratifying dip-in, this book offers - in one volume - a world of mathematical knowledge for the general reader.


    Maths 1001 is an incredibly comprehensive guide, spanning all of the key mathematical fields including Numbers, Geometry, Algebra, Analysis, Discrete Mathematics, Logic and the Philosophy of Maths, Applied Mathematics, Statistics and Probability and Puzzles and Mathematical Games.


    From zero and infinity to relativity and Godel's proof that maths is incomplete, Dr Richard Elwes explains the key concepts of mathematics in the simplest language with a minimum of jargon. Along the way he reveals mathematical secrets such as how to count to 1023 using just 10 fingers and how to make an unbreakable code, as well as answering such questions as: Are imaginary numbers real? How can something be both true and false? Why is it impossible to draw an accurate map of the world? And how do you get your head round the mind-bending Monty Hall problem? Extensive, enlightening and entertaining, this really is the only maths book anyone would ever need to buy.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Maths Hacks
    Maths Hacks
    ISBN: 9781844039630
    Title: Maths Hacks
    Author: COCHRANE RICHARD


    Everything you need to know about 100 key mathematical concepts condensed into easy-to-understand sound bites designed to stick in your memory and give you an instant grasp of the concept.


    On each topic, you'll start with a helicopter overview of the subject, which will give you an introduction to the idea and some context surrounding it. Next, you'll zoom in on the core elements of the theory, with clear explanation of each point to make sure you really understand the concept, along with simple examples that everyone can follow. Finally, you'll be given a one-liner hack to really make the theory stick in your mind.


    The perfect introduction to algebra, logic, probability and much more, this is a great new way to learn about the most important mathematical ideas and concepts in a way that makes them easy to recall even months after reading the book.


    Topics covered include:
    Numbers
    Algebra
    Logic
    Geometry
    Probability
    Computer science
    Applied mathematics
    Mechanics
    Statistics
    Set Theory



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    Price: $30.00
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  • Maths in 100 Key Breakthroughs
    Maths in 100 Key Breakthroughs
    ISBN: 9781780873220
    Title: Maths in 100 Key Breakthroughs
    Author: ELWES RICHARD


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Maths in Minutes
    Maths in Minutes
    ISBN: 9781780873695
    Title: Maths in Minutes
    Author: GLENDINNING PAUL

    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: $13.00
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  • Maths Squared: 100 Concepts You Should Know
    Maths Squared: 100 Concepts You Should Know
    ISBN: 9781845436452
    Title: Maths Squared: 100 Concepts You Should Know
    Author: THOMAS RACHEL ; FREIBERGER MARIANNE


    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.



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    Price: $23.00
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  • Measurement
    Measurement
    ISBN: 9780674057555
    Title: Measurement
    Author: LOCKHART PAUL


    For seven years, Paul Lockhart’s A Mathematician’s Lament enjoyed a samizdat-style popularity in the mathematics underground, before demand prompted its 2009 publication to even wider applause and debate. An impassioned critique of K-12 mathematics education, it outlined how we shortchange students by introducing them to math the wrong way. Here Lockhart offers the positive side of the math education story by showing us how math should be done. Measurement offers a permanent solution to math phobia by introducing us to mathematics as an artful way of thinking and living.


    In conversational prose that conveys his passion for the subject, Lockhart makes mathematics accessible without oversimplifying. He makes no more attempt to hide the challenge of mathematics than he does to shield us from its beautiful intensity. Favoring plain English and pictures over jargon and formulas, he succeeds in making complex ideas about the mathematics of shape and motion intuitive and graspable. His elegant discussion of mathematical reasoning and themes in classical geometry offers proof of his conviction that mathematics illuminates art as much as science.


    Lockhart leads us into a universe where beautiful designs and patterns float through our minds and do surprising, miraculous things. As we turn our thoughts to symmetry, circles, cylinders, and cones, we begin to see that almost anyone can “do the math” in a way that brings emotional and aesthetic rewards. Measurement is an invitation to summon curiosity, courage, and creativity in order to experience firsthand the playful excitement of mathematical work.



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    Price: $58.00
    $58.00
  • Measurement
    Measurement
    ISBN: 9780674284388
    Title: Measurement
    Author: LOCKHART PAUL

    For seven years, Paul Lockhart s "A Mathematician s Lament" enjoyed a samizdat-style popularity in the mathematics underground, before demand prompted its 2009 publication to even wider applause and debate. An impassioned critique of K 12 mathematics education, it outlined how we shortchange students by introducing them to math the wrong way. Here Lockhart offers the positive side of the math education story by showing us how math should be done. "Measurement "offers a permanent solution to math phobia by introducing us to mathematics as an artful way of thinking and living.

    In conversational prose that conveys his passion for the subject, Lockhart makes mathematics accessible without oversimplifying. He makes no more attempt to hide the challenge of mathematics than he does to shield us from its beautiful intensity. Favoring plain English and pictures over jargon and formulas, he succeeds in making complex ideas about the mathematics of shape and motion intuitive and graspable. His elegant discussion of mathematical reasoning and themes in classical geometry offers proof of his conviction that mathematics illuminates art as much as science.

    Lockhart leads us into a universe where beautiful designs and patterns float through our minds and do surprising, miraculous things. As we turn our thoughts to symmetry, circles, cylinders, and cones, we begin to see that almost anyone can do the math in a way that brings emotional and aesthetic rewards. "Measurement" is an invitation to summon curiosity, courage, and creativity in order to experience firsthand the playful excitement of mathematical work."

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $36.00

    $36.00
  • 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)
    Author: OAKLEY BARBARA

    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

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  • More Maths for Mums & Dads the Teenage Years
    More Maths for Mums & Dads the Teenage Years
    ISBN: 9780224095310
    Title: More Maths for Mums & Dads the Teenage Years
    Author: EASTAWAY ROB & ASKEW MIKE

    'More Maths for Mums and Dads' guides you through the basics of secondary school maths and covers the topics and problems you and your teenager are likely to encounter. You'll find clear explanations of algebra, geometry and trigonometry, and just as important, the reason why these subjects are taught in the first place.

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  • Most Incomprehensible Thing: Notes Towards a Very Gentle Introduction to the Mathematics of Relativity (revised)
    Most Incomprehensible Thing: Notes Towards a Very Gentle Introduction to the Mathematics of Relativity (revised)
    ISBN: 9780957389458
    Title: Most Incomprehensible Thing: Notes Towards a Very Gentle Introduction to the Mathematics of Relativity (revised)
    Author: COLLIER PETER


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  • Music by the Numbers: From Pythagoras to Schoenberg
    Music by the Numbers: From Pythagoras to Schoenberg
    ISBN: 9780691176901
    Title: Music by the Numbers: From Pythagoras to Schoenberg
    Author: MAOR ELI


    How music has influenced mathematics, physics, and astronomy from ancient Greece to the twentieth century


    Music is filled with mathematical elements, the works of Bach are often said to possess a math-like logic, and Igor Stravinsky said "musical form is close to mathematics," while Arnold Schoenberg, Iannis Xenakis, and Karlheinz Stockhausen went further, writing music explicitly based on mathematical principles. Yet Eli Maor argues that music has influenced math at least as much as math has influenced music. Starting with Pythagoras, proceeding through the work of Schoenberg, and ending with contemporary string theory, Music by the Numbers tells a fascinating story of composers, scientists, inventors, and eccentrics who played a role in the age-old relationship between music, mathematics, and the sciences, especially physics and astronomy.


    Music by the Numbers explores key moments in this history, particularly how problems originating in music have inspired mathematicians for centuries. Perhaps the most famous of these problems is the vibrating string, which pitted some of the greatest mathematicians of the eighteenth century against each other in a debate that lasted more than fifty years and that eventually led to the development of post-calculus mathematics. Other highlights in the book include a comparison between meter in music and metric in geometry, complete with examples of rhythmic patterns from Bach to Stravinsky, and an exploration of a suggestive twentieth-century development: the nearly simultaneous emergence of Einstein's theory of relativity and Schoenberg's twelve-tone system.


    Weaving these compelling historical episodes with Maor's personal reflections as a mathematician and lover of classical music, Music by the Numbers will delight anyone who loves mathematics and music.



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  • 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
    Author: DU SAUTOY MARCUS

    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."

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  • Music of the Primes: Why an Unsolved Problem in Mathematics Matters
    Music of the Primes: Why an Unsolved Problem in Mathematics Matters
    ISBN: 9781841155807
    Title: Music of the Primes: Why an Unsolved Problem in Mathematics Matters
    Author: DU SAUTOY MARCUS

    The paperback of the critically-acclaimed popular science book by a writer who is fast becoming a celebrity mathematician. Prime numbers are the very atoms of arithmetic. They also embody one of the most tantalising enigmas in the pursuit of human knowledge. How can one predict when the next prime number will occur? Is there a formula which could generate primes? These apparently simple questions have confounded mathematicians ever since the Ancient Greeks. In 1859, the brilliant German mathematician Bernard Riemann put forward an idea which finally seemed to reveal a magical harmony at work in the numerical landscape. The promise that these eternal, unchanging numbers would finally reveal their secret thrilled mathematicians around the world. Yet Riemann, a hypochondriac and a troubled perfectionist, never publicly provided a proof for his hypothesis and his housekeeper burnt all his personal papers on his death. Whoever cracks Riemann's hypothesis will go down in history, for it has implications far beyond mathematics. In business, it is the lynchpin for security and e-commerce. In science, it has critical ramifications in Quantum Mechanics, Chaos Theory, and the future of computing. Pioneers in each of these fields are racing to crack the code and a prize of $1 million has been offered to the winner. As yet, it remains unsolved. In this breathtaking book, mathematician Marcus du Sautoy tells the story of the eccentric and brilliant men who have struggled to solve one of the biggest mysteries in science. It is a story of strange journeys, last-minute escapes from death and the unquenchable thirst for knowledge. Above all, it is a moving and awe-inspiring evocation of the mathematician's world and the beauties and mysteries it contains. Lead title * A major science title from the publishers of the bestselling and widely acclaimed Genome, Fermat's Last Theorum and Longitude * Marcus is one of Britain leading mathematicians * Received enthusiastic and widespread coverage on hardback publication * Includes an illuminating PS section with an essay by Guardian columnist Josh Lacey Competition: Simon Singh

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  • Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from the Data
    Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from the Data
    ISBN: 9780393071955
    Title: Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from the Data
    Author: WHEELAN CHARLES

    Once considered tedious, the field of statistics is rapidly evolving into a discipline Hal Varian, chief economist at Google, has actually called "sexy." From batting averages and political polls to game shows and medical research, the real-world application of statistics continues to grow by leaps and bounds. How can we catch schools that cheat on standardized tests? How does Netflix know which movies you'll like? What is causing the rising incidence of autism? As best-selling author Charles Wheelan shows us in Naked Statistics, the right data and a few well-chosen statistical tools can help us answer these questions and more.
    For those who slept through Stats 101, this book is a lifesaver. Wheelan strips away the arcane and technical details and focuses on the underlying intuition that drives statistical analysis. He clarifies key concepts such as inference, correlation, and regression analysis, reveals how biased or careless parties can manipulate or misrepresent data, and shows us how brilliant and creative researchers are exploiting the valuable data from natural experiments to tackle thorny questions.


    And in Wheelan's trademark style, there's not a dull page in sight. You'll encounter clever Schlitz Beer marketers leveraging basic probability, an International Sausage Festival illuminating the tenets of the central limit theorem, and a head-scratching choice from the famous game show Let's Make a Deal-and you'll come away with insights each time. With the wit, accessibility, and sheer fun that turned Naked Economics into a bestseller, Wheelan defies the odds yet again by bringing another essential, formerly unglamorous discipline to life.



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  • Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from the Data
    Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from the Data
    ISBN: 9780393347777
    Title: Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from the Data
    Author: WHEELAN CHARLES


    For those who slept through Stats 101, this book is a lifesaver. Wheelan strips away the arcane and technical details and focuses on the underlying intuition that drives statistical analysis. He clarifies key concepts such as inference, correlation, and regression analysis, reveals how biased or careless parties can manipulate or misrepresent data, and shows us how brilliant and creative researchers are exploiting the valuable data from natural experiments to tackle thorny questions.


    And in Wheelan's trademark style, there's not a dull page in sight. You'll encounter clever Schlitz Beer marketers leveraging basic probability, an International Sausage Festival illuminating the tenets of the central limit theorem, and a head-scratching choice from the famous game show Let's Make a Deal--and you'll come away with insights each time. With the wit, accessibility, and sheer fun that turned Naked Economics into a bestseller, Wheelan defies the odds yet again by bringing another essential, formerly unglamorous discipline to life.



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  • Number Games
    Number Games
    ISBN: 9781925143881
    Title: Number Games
    Author: SPENCER ADAM

    Following on from his Big Book of Numbers (2014), World of Numbers (2015), and Time Machine (2016), Australia's funniest mathematician is back with a brand new book of number puzzles and trivia! Featuring hundreds of mind-bending, head-scratching, intelligence-testing number games, puzzles, and quizzes -- plus tonnes of hilarious and fascinating number-based trivia -- this is a book that will make you think, laugh, and cry (and quite possibly stare in amazement as your kids solve things before you do!). We all know how important it is to nourish and train our bodies, but our minds need exercising too. So keep your brains active and lively, and test yourselves against your friends and family, with 2017's biggest and best book of numerical fun.

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  • Number Mysteries: a Mathematical Odyssey Through Everyday Life
    Number Mysteries: a Mathematical Odyssey Through Everyday Life
    ISBN: 9780007309863
    Title: Number Mysteries: a Mathematical Odyssey Through Everyday Life
    Author: DU SAUTOY MARCUS

    From the author of 'The Music of the Primes' and 'Finding Moonshine' comes a short, lively book on five mathematical problems that just refuse be solved ' and on how many everyday problems can be solved by maths.Every time we download a song from Itunes, take a flight across the Atlantic or talk on our mobile phones, we are relying on great mathematical inventions. Maths may fail to provide answers to various of its own problems, but it can provide answers to problems that don't seem to be its own ' how prime numbers are the key to Real Madrid's success, to secrets on the Internet and to the survival of insects in the forests of North America.In 'The Number Mysteries', Marcus du Sautoy explains how to fake a Jackson Pollock; how to work out whether or not the universe has a hole in the middle of it; how to make the world's roundest football. He shows us how to see shapes in four dimensions ' and how maths makes you a better gambler. He tells us about the quest to predict the future ' from the flight of asteroids to an impending storm, from bending a ball like Beckham to predicting population growth.It's a book to dip in to; a book to challenge and puzzle ' and a book that gives us answers.

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  • 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
    Author: DEHAENE STANISLAS

    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.

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  • Numbers are Forever
    Numbers are Forever
    ISBN: 9781472111043
    Title: Numbers are Forever
    Author: STRACHAN LIZ

    This book is only about numbers - that is, whole numbers and nothing but the whole numbers, which start from from 0, 1, 2, 3, 4... and go on forever. Here you can meet perfect numbers, happy numbers, lucky, untouchable, weird, narcissistic, evil and deficient numbers, not to mention nice Friedmans and multi-legged repunits, as well as primes and their cousins, the sexy primes. It is also full of fascinating facts and curios, prime number conjectures, the sieve of Eratosthenes, the Fibonacci series, and much more besides. This is an accessible, clearly explained approach which will appeal to recreational maths enthusiasts, puzzle solvers, and mathematicians of all ages.


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  • Numbers: How Counting Changed the World
    Numbers: How Counting Changed the World
    ISBN: 9781627950749
    Title: Numbers: How Counting Changed the World
    Author: JACKSON TOM

    One of the hardest questions that mathematics teachers have to answer is “Why?” Schoolroom sums are crucial in learning the awesome power of mathematics, but they are often a world away from how the knowledge is applied and where it came from. Numbers: How Counting Changed the World is there to fill that gap.

    The story of numbers begins with counting 1,2, 3… but it ends with a mind-boggling mass of numbers so densely packed that we can’t be sure where one number ends and another begins. Along the way we meet superhero numbers like p, e and googol; we learn that numbers can be perfect, irrational, even imaginary; and that modern mathematics still bears the hallmarks of many ancient civilizations.

    Numbers: How Counting Changed the World introduces the amazing people who figured out what numbers are and what they can do. Written to engage, entertain, and enthuse young people, it shows readers how the ideas of long-dead geniuses ended up in their homework assignments: The Mayans of ancient Mexico were using zeros long before anyone else, and we count time and angles in multiples of 60 because that is what the people of Babylon did (for good reason). Meanwhile Pythagoras was a murderer, the shape of a credit card is defined by the golden ratio, and John Napier, the inventor of logarithms, seldom appeared in public without his pet rooster!

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  • Numbers: Their Tales, Types, & Treasures
    Numbers: Their Tales, Types, & Treasures
    ISBN: 9781633880306
    Title: Numbers: Their Tales, Types, & Treasures
    Author: POSAMENTIER ALFRED S. & THALLER BERND

    Did you grow up thinking math is boring? It's time to reconsider. This book will teach you everything you ever wondered about numbers--and more. How and why did human beings first start using numbers at the dawn of history? Would numbers exist if we Homo sapiens weren't around to discover them? What's so special about weird numbers like pi and the Fibonacci sequence? What about rational, irrational, real, and imaginary numbers? Why do we need them? Two veteran math educators explain it all in ways even the most math phobic will find appealing and understandable. You'll never look at those squiggles on your calculator the same again.

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