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How to Build a Brain: And 34 other really interesting uses of mathematics By Dr. Richard Elwes

How to Build a Brain: And 34 other really interesting uses of mathematics
by Dr. Richard Elwes

35 maths things you really wanted to know the answers for - but were too afraid to ask.
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How to Build a Brain: And 34 other really interesting uses of mathematics Summary


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.

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GOR002510717
Title
How to Build a Brain: And 34 other really interesting uses of mathematics
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Condition
Very Good
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Hardback
Publisher
Quercus Publishing
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Number of pages
224
ISBN 10
1849164800
ISBN 13
9781849164801
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