Mathematics: Without the Boring Bits

Mathematics: Without the Boring Bits

by Richard Elwes
     
 

If you thought mathematics was all about measuring angles in a triangle or factorizing equations think again. In a series of intriguing, entertaining, and often extraordinary scenarios, Mathematics Without the Boring Bits brings to life 35 key math ideas in a way anyone can understand.

Each bite-size chapter lays out the basics of some of the world’s

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Overview

If you thought mathematics was all about measuring angles in a triangle or factorizing equations think again. In a series of intriguing, entertaining, and often extraordinary scenarios, Mathematics Without the Boring Bits brings to life 35 key math ideas in a way anyone can understand.

Each bite-size chapter lays out the basics of some of the world’s important mathematical ideas, including tricky concepts like game theory, fractals, infinity, and why grocers always stack their oranges like that.

Whether you want to get to grips with the great questions of number theory and geometry, the mysteries of prime numbers or Fermat’s last theorem, or just make a million on the stock market, this is the perfect introduction to the fascinating world of modern mathematics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781435125537
Publisher:
Sterling
Publication date:
12/30/2010
Pages:
223
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.80(d)

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