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50 Mathematical Ideas You Really Need to Know By Tony Crilly

50 Mathematical Ideas You Really Need to Know
by Tony Crilly

50 concise essays explaining the mathematical laws and principles that underpin our world.
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50 Mathematical Ideas You Really Need to Know Summary


Who invented zero? Why 60 seconds in a minute? How big is infinity? Where do parallel lines meet? And can a butterfly's wings really cause a storm on the far side of the world? In 50 Mathematical Ideas You Really Need to Know, Professor Tony Crilly explains in 50 clear and concise essays the mathematical concepts - ancient and modern, theoretical and practical, everyday and esoteric - that allow us to understand and shape the world around us. Packed with diagrams, examples and anecdotes, this book is the perfect overview of this often daunting but always essential subject. For once, mathematics couldn't be simpler. Contents include: Origins of mathematics, From Egyptian fractions to Roman numerals; Pi and primes, Fibonacci numbers and the golden ratio; What calculus, Statistics and algebra can actually do; The very real uses of imaginary numbers; The Big Ideas of relativity, Chaos theory, Fractals, Genetics and hyperspace; The reasoning behind Sudoku and code cracking, Lotteries and gambling, Money management and compound interest; Solving of Fermat's last theorem and the million-dollar question of the Riemann hypothesis.

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Sku
GOR001848322
Title
50 Mathematical Ideas You Really Need to Know
Author
Condition
Very Good
Binding type
Hardback
Publisher
Quercus Publishing
Year published
Number of pages
208
ISBN 10
1847240089
ISBN 13
9781847240088
Prizes
N/A
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