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Basic Mathematics for Economists

By: Rosser, Mike

Price: $7.50

Publisher: ROUTLEDGE CHAPMAN HALL:

Edition: 2

Seller ID: 9780415267847

ISBN: 0415267846

Condition: USED


Economics students will welcome the new edition of this excellent textbook. Mathematics is an integral part of economics and understanding basic concepts is vital. Many students come into economics courses without having studied mathematics for a number of years. This clearly written book will help to develop quantitative skills in even the least numerate student up to the required level for a general Economics or Business Studies course. This second edition features new sections on subjects such as: matrix algebra part year investment financial mathematics Improved pedagogical ... View more info

Mindtools: Five Levels of Mathematical Reality

By: Rucker, Rudy

Price: $6.00

Publisher: 7/22/2013

Seller ID: 0395468108

ISBN: 0395468108

Condition: USED


Now available in paperback, Mind Tools connects mathematics to the world around us. Reveals mathematics' great power as an alternative language for understanding things and explores such concepts as logic as a computing tool, digital versus analog processes and communication as information transmission. View more info

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Lady Tasting Tea: How Statistics Revolutionized Science in the Twentieth Century

By: Salsburg, David

Price: $6.50

Publisher: HENRY HOLT & CO:

Seller ID: 9780805071344

ISBN: 0805071342

Condition: USED


An insightful, revealing history of the magical mathematics that transformed our world. At a summer tea party in Cambridge, England, a guest states that tea poured into milk tastes different from milk poured into tea. Her notion is shouted down by the scientific minds of the group. But one man, Ronald Fisher, proposes to scientifically test the hypothesis. There is no better person to conduct such an experiment, for Fisher is a pioneer in the field of statistics. "The Lady Tasting Tea" spotlights not only Fisher's theories but also the revolutionary ideas of dozens of men and women whi... View more info

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My Brain is Open: The Mathematical Journeys of Paul Erdos

By: Schechter, Bruce

Price: $7.00

Publisher: 6/21/2013

Seller ID: 9780684846354

ISBN: 0684846357

Condition: USED


Like Genius, this portrait of legendary mathematician Paul Erdos -- abounding with ironies, fascinating in its exploration of mathematics -- introduces us to a brilliant and eccentric thinker.For half a century, mathematicians the world over would answer a knock at their front doors to find Erdos, a small suitcase in one hand and a bag full of papers in the other, announcing, "My brain is open". Then with his host and other mathematicians assembled as needed, Erdos would begin another mathematical journey. Literally homeless, without even a bank account, Erdos would rely on his host to tend... View more info

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Zero: The Biography of a Dangerous Idea

By: Seife, Charles

Price: $6.00

Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP: 8/25/2012

Seller ID: 9780140296471

ISBN: 0140296476

Condition: USED


The Babylonians invented it, the Greeks banned it, the Hindus worshiped it, and the Church used it to fend off heretics. Now it threatens the foundations of modern physics. For centuries the power of zero savored of the demonic; once harnessed, it became the most important tool in mathematics. For zero, infinity's twin, is not like other numbers. It is both nothing and everything. In Zero, Science Journalist Charles Seife follows this innocent-looking number from its birth as an Eastern philosophical concept to its struggle for acceptance in Europe, its rise and transcendence in the West, a... View more info

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Zero: The Biography of a Dangerous idea

By: Seife, Charles

Price: $8.00

Publisher: 1/3/2014

Seller ID: 9780670884575

ISBN: 067088457X

Condition: USED


The Babylonians invented it, the Greeks banned it, the Hindus worshipped it, and the Christian Church used it to fend off heretics. Seife, a US correspondent for the international magazine New Scientist, follows the number zero from its birth as an Eastern philosophical concept to its struggle for acceptance in Europe and its apotheosis as the mystery of a black hole. He describes the work and thought of scholars, mystics, and cosmologists as they battled over the meaning of this mysterious number. View more info

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Proofiness The Dark Arts of Mathematical Deception

By: Seife, Charles

Price: $7.00

Publisher: 9/4/2015

Seller ID: 9780670022168

ISBN: 0670022160

Condition: USED


The bestselling author of "Zero" shows how mathematical misinformation pervades-and shapes-our daily lives. According to MSNBC, having a child makes you stupid. You actually lose IQ points. "Good Morning America" has announced that natural blondes will be extinct within two hundred years. Pundits estimated that there were more than a million demonstrators at a tea party rally in Washington, D.C., even though roughly sixty thousand were there. Numbers have peculiar powers-they can disarm skeptics, befuddle journalists, and hoodwink the public into believing almost anything. "Proofi... View more info

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Linear Algebra

By: Shilov Georgi E.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: DOVER PUBN INC: 5/19/2012

Seller ID: 9780486635187

ISBN: 048663518X

Condition: USED


Covers determinants, linear spaces, systems of linear equations, linear functions of a vector argument, coordinate transformations, the canonical form of the matrix of a linear operator, bilinear and quadratic forms, Euclidean spaces, unitary spaces, quadratic forms in Euclidean and unitary spaces, finite-dimensional space. Problems with hints and answers. View more info

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Code Book

By: Singh, Simon

Price: $6.00

Publisher: ANCHOR:

Seller ID: 9780385495325

ISBN: 0385495323

Condition: USED


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Fermat's Enigma

By: Singh, Simon

Price: $5.00

Publisher: ANCHOR: 5/29/2012

Seller ID: 9780385493628

ISBN: 0385493622

Condition: USED


xn + yn = zn, where n represents 3, 4, 5, ...no solution "I have discovered a truly marvelous demonstration of this proposition which this margin is too narrow to contain." With these words, the seventeenth-century French mathematician Pierre de Fermat threw down the gauntlet to future generations. What came to be known as Fermat's Last Theorem looked simple; proving it, however, became the Holy Grail of mathematics, baffling its finest minds for more than 350 years. In "Fermat's Enigma"--based on the author's award-winning documentary film, which aired on PBS's "Nova"--Simon Singh tel... View more info

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Trouble with Physics: The Rise of Sting Theory, the Fall of a Science and What C

By: Smolin, Lee

Price: $5.00

Publisher: HOUGHTON MIFFLIN: 5/5/2016

Seller ID: 9780618918683

ISBN: 061891868X

Condition: USED


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Vedic Mathematics

By: Sri, Jagadguru Swami

Price: $6.50

Seller ID: 8120801644

ISBN: 8120801644

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Slice of Pi: All the Math You Forgot to Remember From School

By: Strachan, Liz

Price: $5.00

Seller ID: 9781435127470

ISBN: 1435127471

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Capitalism and Arithmetic: The New Math of the 15th Century- Including the Full

By: Swetz, Frank J.

Price: $6.00

Publisher: OPEN COURT PUB CO:

Seller ID: 0812690141

ISBN: 0812690141

Condition: USED


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Ordinary Differential Equations: An Elementary Textbook for Students of Mathemat

By: Tenenbaum, Morris;Pollard, Har

Price: $8.00

Publisher: DOVER PUBN INC: 9/4/2013

Seller ID: 9780486649405

ISBN: 0486649407

Condition: USED


Skillfully organized introductory text examines origin of differential equations, then defines basic terms and outlines the general solution of a differential equation. Subsequent sections deal with integrating factors; dilution and accretion problems; linearization of first order systems; Laplace Transforms; Newton's Interpolation Formulas, more. View more info

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Number System

By: Thurston, H.A.

Price: $4.50

Publisher: DOVER PUBN INC: 5/29/2012

Seller ID: 9780486458069

ISBN: 0486458067

Condition: USED


This book explores arithmetic's underlying concepts and their logical development. It offers an informal and intuitive understanding of the rigorous logical approach, in addition to a detailed, systematic construction of the number systems of rational, real, and complex numbers. Numerous exercises help students test their progress and practice concepts. 1956 edition. View more info

Lectures on the PHilosophy of Mathematics

By: Waismann, Friedrich

Price: $5.00

Seller ID: 9787777

ISBN: 9787777

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Everything and More: A Compact History of Infinity

By: Wallace, David Foster

Price: $8.00

Publisher: W W NORTON & CO INC: 8/24/2014

Seller ID: 9780393003383

ISBN: 0393003388

Condition: USED


One of the outstanding voices of his generation, David Foster Wallace has won a large and devoted following for the intellectual ambition and bravura style of his fiction and essays. Now he brings his considerable talents to the history of one of math's most enduring puzzles: the seemingly paradoxical nature of infinity. Is infinity a valid mathematical property or a meaningless abstraction? The nineteenth-century mathematical genius Georg Cantor's answer to this question not only surprised him but also shook the very foundations upon which math had been built. Cantor's counterintuitive discov... View more info

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Lady Luck: The Theory of Probability

By: Weaver, Warren

Price: $6.00

Publisher: DOVER PUBN INC: 3/18/2011

Seller ID: 9780486243429

ISBN: 0486243427

Condition: USED


Everyday questions such as "Should I take my umbrella?" involve probability, a topic important in daily life and in science. This witty, nontechnical introduction to the subject elucidates such concepts as permutations, independent events, mathematical expectation, the law of averages and more. No advanced math required. 49 drawings. View more info

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Guesstimation: Solving the World's Problems on the Back of a Cocktail Napkin

By: Weinstein, Lawrence

Price: $4.00

Publisher: PRINCETON UNIV PR:

Seller ID: 9780691129495

ISBN: 0691129495

Condition: USED


"Guesstimation" is a book that unlocks the power of approximation--it's popular mathematics rounded to the nearest power of ten The ability to estimate is an important skill in daily life. More and more leading businesses today use estimation questions in interviews to test applicants' abilities to think on their feet. "Guesstimation" enables anyone with basic math and science skills to estimate virtually anything--quickly--using plausible assumptions and elementary arithmetic. Lawrence Weinstein and John Adam present an eclectic array of estimation problems that range from devilishly s... View more info