Chaotic Fishponds And Mirror Universes

Author: Richard Elwes
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1780875614
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Chaotic Fishponds And Mirror Universes from the Author: Richard Elwes. What can we learn from fish in a pond? How do social networks connect the world? How can artificial intelligences learn? Why would life be different in a mirror universe? Mathematics is everywhere, whether we are aware of it or not. Exploring the subject through 35 of its often odd and unexpected applications, this book provides an insight into the 'hidden wiring' that governs our world. From the astonishing theorems that control computers to the formulae behind stocks and shares, and from the foundations of the internet to the maths behind medical imaging, Chaotic Fishponds and Mirror Universes explains how mathematics determines every aspect of our lives - right down to the foundations of our bodies.

How To Solve The Da Vinci Code

Author: Richard Elwes
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0857384627
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How To Solve The Da Vinci Code from the Author: Richard Elwes. Can you outrun a bullet? How do you build an electronic brain? Is it possible to create an unbreakable code? Could you slow down time? How do you unleash chaos? If you thought mathematics was all about measuring angles in a triangle or factorizing equations, think again ... How to Build a Brain and 34 Other Really Interesting Uses of Mathematics demystifies the astonishing world of maths in a series of intriguing, entertaining and often extraordinary scenarios - that explain key concepts in plain and simple language. You'll find out how to unknot your DNA, how to count like a supercomputer and how to become famous for solving mathematics most challenging problem. You'll learn essential survival skills such as how to survive in a whirlpool, how to slay a mathematical monster and how to be alive and dead at the same time. And along the way you'll discover some plain old cool stuff like how to unleash chaos, how to create an unbreakable code and how to use the mathematics to win at roulette or avoid going to prison. So if you want to get to grips with the great questions of number theory and geometry, the mysteries of the prime numbers or Plato's classification of regular polyhedra, or if you are really more interested in learning how to have beautiful children or how to make a million on the stock market, this is the perfect introduction to the fascinating world of modern mathematics.

The Humongous Book Of Calculus Problems

Author: W. Michael Kelley
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1615646973
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The Humongous Book Of Calculus Problems from the Author: W. Michael Kelley. Now students have nothing to fear! Math textbooks can be as baffling as the subject they're teaching. Not anymore. The best-selling author of The Complete Idiot's Guide¬ģ to Calculus has taken what appears to be a typical calculus workbook, chock full of solved calculus problems, and made legible notes in the margins, adding missing steps and simplifying solutions. Finally, everything is made perfectly clear. Students will be prepared to solve those obscure problems that were never discussed in class but always seem to find their way onto exams. --Includes 1,000 problems with comprehensive solutions --Annotated notes throughout the text clarify what's being asked in each problem and fill in missing steps --Kelley is a former award-winning calculus teacher

The Maths Handbook

Author: Richard Elwes
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 085738614X
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The Maths Handbook from the Author: Richard Elwes. This is the perfect introduction for those who have a lingering fear of maths. If you think that maths is difficult, confusing, dull or just plain scary, then The Maths Handbook is your ideal companion. Covering all the basics including fractions, equations, primes, squares and square roots, geometry and fractals, Dr Richard Elwes will lead you gently towards a greater understanding of this fascinating subject. Even apparently daunting concepts are explained simply, with the assistance of useful diagrams, and with a refreshing lack of jargon. So whether you're an adult or a student, whether you like Sudoku but hate doing sums, or whether you've always been daunted by numbers at work, school or in everyday life, you won't find a better way of overcoming your nervousness about numbers and learning to enjoy making the most of mathematics.

Math In 100 Key Breakthroughs

Author: Richard Elwes
Publisher: Quercus
ISBN: 9781623650544
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Math In 100 Key Breakthroughs from the Author: Richard Elwes. Richard Elwes is a writer, teacher and researcher in Mathematics, visiting fellow at the University of Leeds, and contributor to numerous popular science magazines. He is a committed and recognized popularizer of mathematics. Of Elwes, Sonder Books 2011 Standouts said, "Dr. Elwes is brilliant at giving the reader the broad perspective, with enough details to fascinate, rather than confuse." Math in 100 Key Breakthroughs offers a series of short, clear-eyed essays explaining the fundamentals of the mathematical concepts everyone should know. Professor Richard Elwes profiles the most important, groundbreaking, and astonishing discoveries, which together have profoundly influenced our understanding of the universe. From the origins of counting--traced back to more than 35,000 years ago--to such contemporary breakthroughs as Wiles' Proof of Fermat's Last Theorem and Cook & Woolfram's Rule 110, this compulsively readable book tells the story of discovery, invention, and inspiration that have led to humankind's most important mathematical achievements.

A History Of Money

Author: Professor Glyn Davies
Publisher: University of Wales Press
ISBN: 1783163119
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A History Of Money from the Author: Professor Glyn Davies. A History of Money looks at how money as we know it developed through time. Starting with the barter system, the basic function of exchanging goods evolved into a monetary system based on coins made up of precious metals and, from the 1500s onwards, financial systems were established through which money became intertwined with commerce and trade, to settle by the mid-1800s into a stable system based upon Gold. This book presents its closing argument that, since the collapse of the Gold Standard, the global monetary system has undergone constant crisis and evolution continuing into the present day.

Factory Girls

Author: Leslie T. Chang
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 0330506471
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Factory Girls from the Author: Leslie T. Chang. ‚ÄėHead and shoulders above almost all other new books about China, this unflinching and yearningly compassionate portrait of the lives and loves of ordinary Chinese workers is quite unforgettable‚Äô Simon Winchester Every year in China millions of migrant workers leave their rural towns to find jobs in the cities. These people are the driving forces behind China‚Äôs economic boom: they work very hard and for little money to make the trainers, ornaments, designer handbags and toys which we buy. Through the lives of two young women, Chang vividly portrays a world where you can lose your boyfriend and your friends with the loss of a cell phone; where lying about your age, your education, and your work experience is often a requisite for getting ahead; where a few computer or English lessons can catapult you into a completely different social class. This is a powerful and humane portrait of the forces which are shaping China. ‚ÄėAstonishing . . . Heartbreaking . . . As one tool in trying to understand today‚Äôs China, this is a most valuable, if troubling read‚Äô Irish Times ‚ÄėEngrossing . . . An exceptionally vivid and compassionate depiction of the day-to-day dramas, and the fears and aspirations, of the real people who are powering China‚Äôs economic boom‚Äô Scotsman ‚ÄėChang‚Äôs elegant book is evidence that the best trips home often require a circuitous approach‚Äô Nell Freudenberger, Financial Times

Calculating The Cosmos

Author: Ian Stewart
Publisher:
ISBN: 0465096107
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Calculating The Cosmos from the Author: Ian Stewart. A prize-winning scientist uses mathematical modeling to explain the cosmos

Making Waves

Author: Alfonso Gumucio Dagron
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780891840510
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Making Waves from the Author: Alfonso Gumucio Dagron.

Kissinger

Author: Niall Ferguson
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698195698
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Kissinger from the Author: Niall Ferguson. Winner of the Council on Foreign Relations Arthur Ross Book Award The definitive biography of Henry Kissinger, based on unprecedented access to his private papers No American statesman has been as revered or as reviled as Henry Kissinger. Once hailed as ‚ÄúSuper K‚ÄĚ‚ÄĒthe ‚Äúindispensable man‚ÄĚ whose advice has been sought by every president from Kennedy to Obama‚ÄĒhe has also been hounded by conspiracy theorists, scouring his every ‚Äútelcon‚ÄĚ for evidence of Machiavellian malfeasance. Yet as Niall Ferguson shows in this magisterial two-volume biography, drawing not only on Kissinger‚Äôs hitherto closed private papers but also on documents from more than a hundred archives around the world, the idea of Kissinger as the ruthless arch-realist is based on a profound misunderstanding. The first half of Kissinger‚Äôs life is usually skimmed over as a quintessential tale of American ascent: the Jewish refugee from Hitler‚Äôs Germany who made it to the White House. But in this first of two volumes, Ferguson shows that what Kissinger achieved before his appointment as Richard Nixon‚Äôs national security adviser was astonishing in its own right. Toiling as a teenager in a New York factory, he studied indefatigably at night. He was drafted into the U.S. infantry and saw action at the Battle of the Bulge‚ÄĒas well as the liberation of a concentration camp‚ÄĒbut ended his army career interrogating Nazis. It was at Harvard that Kissinger found his vocation. Having immersed himself in the philosophy of Kant and the diplomacy of Metternich, he shot to celebrity by arguing for ‚Äúlimited nuclear war.‚ÄĚ Nelson Rockefeller hired him. Kennedy called him to Camelot. Yet Kissinger‚Äôs rise was anything but irresistible. Dogged by press gaffes and disappointed by ‚ÄúRocky,‚ÄĚ Kissinger seemed stuck‚ÄĒuntil a trip to Vietnam changed everything. The Idealist is the story of one of the most important strategic thinkers America has ever produced. It is also a political Bildungsroman, explaining how ‚ÄúDr. Strangelove‚ÄĚ ended up as consigliere to a politician he had always abhorred. Like Ferguson‚Äôs classic two-volume history of the House of Rothschild, Kissinger sheds dazzling new light on an entire era. The essential account of an extraordinary life, it recasts the Cold War world.