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Universe and the Teacup: The Mathematics of Truth and Beauty

By: Cole, K.C.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: HARVEST BOOKS:

Seller ID: 9780156006569

ISBN: 0156006561

Condition: USED


Mathematics, that breathtaking invention of ours that reveals the tiniest particles of matter and takes us to the outermost reaches of the cosmos, is found by many people to be intimidating. In The Universe and the Teacup, K. C. Cole demystifies mathematics and shows us-with humor and wonderfully accessible stories-why math need not be frightening. Using the O. J. Simpson trial, the bell curve, and Emmy Noether, the nineteenth-century woman scientist whose work was essential for Einstein's theory of relativity, Cole helps us see that more than just being a tool, math is a key to understanding ... View more info

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Genius At Play: The Curious Mind of John Horton Conway

By: Conway, John/Roberts, Siobhan

Price: $6.50

Publisher: BLOOMSBURY:

Seller ID: 9781620405932

ISBN: 1620405938

Condition: USED


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50 Mathematical Ideas You Really Need to Know

By: Crilly, Tony

Price: $4.00

Seller ID: 9781847241474

ISBN: 1847241476

Condition: USED


Beginning with zero itself and concluding with the last great unsolved problem, this book introduces the origins of mathematics from Egyptian fractions to Roman numerals; explains the near mystical significance of pi and primes, Fibonacci numbers and the golden ratio; tells you the things they didn't at school - what calculus, statistics and algebra can actually do, and the very real uses of imaginary numbers; illuminates the big ideas of relativity, chaos theory, fractals, genetics and hyperspace; reveals the unspoken reasoning behind Sudoku and code cracking, lotteries and gambling, money ma... View more info

Perfect Figures: The Love of Numbers and How We Learned to Count

By: Crumpacker, Bunny

Price: $6.00

Publisher: 1/17/2016

Seller ID: 9780312360054

ISBN: 0312360053

Condition: USED


Since the beginning of civilization, numbers have been more than just a way to keep count. "Perfect Figures" tells the stories of how each number came to be and what incredible associations and superstitions have been connected to them ever since. Along the way are some of the great oddities of numbers' past as: -a time when finger-counting was a sign of intelligence (the Venerable Bede could count to a million on his hands)-the medieval Algorists, who were burnt at the stake for their use of Arabic rather than Roman numerals-the Bank of England, which stubbornly kept accounts on notched woode... View more info

Number Sense

By: Dehaene, Stanislas

Price: $4.00

Seller ID: 0713991704

ISBN: 0713991704

Condition: USED


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Figuring the Joy of Numbers

By: Devi, Shakuntala

Price: $5.00

Seller ID: 9788122200386

ISBN: 8122200389

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The Numbers Behind Numb3rs: Solving Crime with Mathematics

By: Devlin, Keither

Price: $6.00

Publisher: PLUME: 6/8/2013

Seller ID: 9780452288577

ISBN: 0452288576

Condition: USED


The companion to the hit CBS crime series "Numb3rs" presents the fascinating way mathematics is used to fight real-life crime Using the popular CBS prime-time TV crime series "Numb3rs" as a springboard, Keith Devlin (known to millions of NPR listeners as ?the Math Guy? on NPR's "Weekend Edition with Scott Simon") and Gary Lorden (the principal math advisor to "Numb3rs") explain real-life mathematical techniques used by the FBI and other law enforcement agencies to catch and convict criminals. From forensics to counterterrorism, the Riemann hypothesis to image enhancement, solving murders ... View more info

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Journey through Genius: The Great Theorems of Mathematics

By: Dunham, William

Price: $6.00

Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP: 12/4/2013

Seller ID: 9780140147391

ISBN: 014014739X

Condition: USED


Like masterpieces of art, music, and literature, great mathematical theorems are creative milestones, works of genius destined to last forever. Now William Dunham gives them the attention they deserve. Dunham places each theorem within its historical context and explores the very human and often turbulent life of the creator -- from Archimedes, the absentminded theoretician whose absorption in his work often precluded eating or bathing, to Gerolamo Cardano, the sixteenth-century mathematician whose accomplishments flourished despite a bizarre array of misadventures, to the paranoid genius o... View more info

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How Not to Be Wrong: The Power of Mathematical Thinking

By: Ellenberg, Jordan

Price: $8.50

Seller ID: 9780143127536

ISBN: 0143127535

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Number Devil, The: A Mathematical Adventure

By: Enzensberger, Hans Magnus

Price: $5.00

Publisher: HENRY HOLT & CO: 9/23/2012

Seller ID: 9780805062991

ISBN: 0805062998

Condition: USED


The international best-seller that makes mathematics a thrilling exploration. In twelve dreams, Robert, a boy who hates math, meets a Number Devil, who leads him to discover the amazing world of numbers: infinite numbers, prime numbers, Fibonacci numbers, numbers that magically appear in triangles, and numbers that expand without . As we dream with him, we are taken further and further into mathematical theory, where ideas eventually take flight, until everyone-from those who fumble over fractions to those who solve complex equations in their heads-winds up marveling at what numbers can do... View more info

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The Thirteen Books Of The Elements

By: Euclid

Price: $6.00

Publisher: DOVER PUBN INC: 9/23/2012

Edition: 2

Seller ID: 9780486600888

ISBN: 0486600882

Condition: USED


Volume 1 of 3-volume set containing complete English text of all 13 books of the "Elements" plus critical apparatus analyzing each definition, postulate, and proposition. Covers textual and linguistic matters; mathematical analyses of Euclid's ideas; commentators; refutations, supports, extrapolations, reinterpretations, and historical notes. Vol. 1 includes Introduction, Books I and II of "Elements," lines, angles, intersections, etc. View more info

Calculus of Happiness: How a Mathematical Approach to Life Adds Up to Health, We

By: Fernandez, Oscar

Price: $9.50

Seller ID: 9780691192314

ISBN: 0691192316

Condition: USED


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FOundations of Arithmetic

By: Frege, Gottlob

Price: $6.00

Seller ID: 08945888

ISBN: 08945888

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New Ambidextrous Universe: Symmetry and Asymmetry, from Mirror Reflections to Su

By: Gardner, Martin

Price: $5.00

Edition: 3

Seller ID: 9780716720935

ISBN: 0716720930

Condition: USED


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Mathematical Physics

By: Geroch, Robert

Price: $10.00

Publisher: UNIV OF CHICAGO PR:

Seller ID: 9780226288628

ISBN: 0226288625

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Introduction to the Theory of Numbers (Oxford Science Publications)

By: Hardy, G.H.

Price: $6.50

Edition: 5

Seller ID: 9780198531715

ISBN: 0198531710

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Sacred Mathematics: Japanese Temple Geometry

By: Hidetoshi, Fukagawa

Price: $25.00

Publisher: PRINCETON UNIV PR:

Seller ID: 9780691127453

ISBN: 069112745X

Condition: USED


Between the seventeenth and nineteenth centuries Japan was totally isolated from the West by imperial decree. During that time, a unique brand of homegrown mathematics flourished, one that was completely uninfluenced by developments in Western mathematics. People from all walks of life--samurai, farmers, and merchants--inscribed a wide variety of geometry problems on wooden tablets called "sangaku" and hung them in Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines throughout Japan. "Sacred Mathematics" is the first book published in the West to fully examine this tantalizing--and incredibly beautiful--ma... View more info

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Mathematics for the Million: How to Master the Magic of Numbers

By: Hogben, Lancelot

Price: $6.50

Publisher: W W NORTON & CO INC:

Edition: 4

Seller ID: 9780393310719

ISBN: 039331071X

Condition: USED


Taking only the most elementary knowledge for granted, Lancelot Hogben leads readers of this famous book through the whole course from simple arithmetic to calculus. His illuminating explanation is addressed to the person who wants to understand the place of mathematics in modern civilization but who has been intimidated by its supposed difficulty. Mathematics is the language of size, shape, and order a language Hogben shows one can both master and enjoy. View more info

How to Lie with Statistics

By: Huff, Darrell

Price: $4.00

Publisher: 12/18/2014

Seller ID: 039309426

ISBN: 039309426

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Universal History of Numbers: From Prehistory to the Invention of the Computer

By: IFrah, Georges

Price: $6.50

Seller ID: 9780471393405

ISBN: 0471393401

Condition: USED


"Georges Ifrah is the man. This book, quite simply, rules. . . . It is outstanding . . . a mind-boggling and enriching experience." -The Guardian (London) "Monumental. . . . a fascinating journey taking us through many different cultures."-The Times (London)"Ifrah's book amazes and fascinates by the scope of its scholarship. It is nothing less than the history of the human race told through figures." -International Herald Tribune Now in paperback, here is Georges Ifrah's landmark international bestseller-the first complete, universal study of the invention and evolution of numbers the world ov... View more info