Math In Your Pocket: Over 2,000 facts, figures, and equations

Math In Your Pocket: Over 2,000 facts, figures, and equations

by Mark Frary

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Overview

Math In Your Pocket: Over 2,000 facts, figures, and equations by Mark Frary

Math In Your Pocket is bursting with facts, figures, and the fascinating explanations behind some of mankind’s greatest mathematical achievements. Including:

  • Game theory and the prisoner’s dilemma
  • Pythagoras’ theorem
  • The history of calculus
  • Mathematical symbols and their meanings
  • Probability and statistics
  • Everyday equations and how to use them

This essential guide to mathematics covers everything you’ve ever wanted to know about, from the first abacus to the invention of zero. With clear examples of how equations work, and sample questions to test your skills, Math In Your Pocket puts the extraordinary and beautiful world of numbers at your fingertips.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781435117730
Publisher: Sterling
Publication date: 01/14/2010
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 4.86(w) x 7.34(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Mark Frary is a writer on science and technology. He has been interested in science since childhood and graduated from University College London with a first class degree in astronomy and physics. He has carried out research into spacecraft at the Mullard Space Science Laboratory in Surrey and nuclear physics on the large electron-positron collider at CERN, the European Laboratory for Particle Physics in Geneva, Switzerland. His work appears regularly in the London Times and other newspapers and magazines. He is the co-author of Codebreaker: The Secret History of Communication, Future Proof, and Freaky Science.

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