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: Quercus
ISBN: 1623652499
Size: 50.44 MB
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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? Could you slow down time? How do you unleash chaos? From Plato's classification of regular polyhedra to making a million on the stock market, How to Solve the Da Vinci Code gives you everything you need to understand how numbers work, and the impact they have on our lives every day.

The Humongous Book Of Calculus Problems

Author: W. Michael Kelley
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1615646973
Size: 16.78 MB
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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® 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

Zero

Author: Charles Seife
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780140296471
Size: 18.89 MB
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Zero from the Author: Charles Seife. The history of a controversial but important number begins with its inventors, the Babylonians, and follows its tumultuous and fascinating story to the present era of supercomputers and quantum physics. Reprint.

The Maths Handbook

Author: Richard Elwes
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 085738614X
Size: 80.25 MB
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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.

Factory Girls

Author: Leslie T. Chang
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 0330506471
Size: 54.96 MB
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Factory Girls from the Author: Leslie T. Chang. ‘Head 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’ 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’s 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. ‘Astonishing . . . Heartbreaking . . . As one tool in trying to understand today’s China, this is a most valuable, if troubling read’ Irish Times ‘Engrossing . . . 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’s economic boom’ Scotsman ‘Chang’s elegant book is evidence that the best trips home often require a circuitous approach’ Nell Freudenberger, Financial Times

Math In 100 Key Breakthroughs

Author: Richard Elwes
Publisher: Quercus
ISBN: 9781623650544
Size: 67.44 MB
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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.

Tragedy And Hope

Author: Carroll Quigley
Publisher: G S G & Associates Pub
ISBN:
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Tragedy And Hope from the Author: Carroll Quigley.

Making Waves

Author: Alfonso Gumucio Dagron
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780891840510
Size: 74.23 MB
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Making Waves from the Author: Alfonso Gumucio Dagron.

Debt

Author: David Graeber
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 8184759568
Size: 33.31 MB
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Debt from the Author: David Graeber. A fascinating chronicle of little known history of Debt Must we always repay our debts? Wasnt money invented to replace ancient barter systems? Apparently not, according to Yale-bred anthropologist David Graeber. In a stunning reversal of conventional wisdom, Graeber radically challenges our understanding of debt. He illustrates how, for more than 5000 years long before the invention of coins or bills there existed debtors and creditors who used elaborate credit systems to buy and sell goods. He argues that Madagascar was held to be indebted to France because France invaded it, reminds us that texts from Vedic India included God in credit systems and shows how the dollar changed European society forever in the sixteenth century. He also brilliantly demonstrates how words like guilt, sin and redemption derive in large part from ancient debates about debt, and shape even our most basic ideas of right and wrong. Debt: The First 5,000 Years is a fascinating chronicle of this little known history of how it has defined the evolution of human society, and what it means for the credit crisis of the present day and the future of our economy.