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By: Aczel, Amir

Price: $5.00

Publisher: September 2014

Seller ID: 152975

ISBN: 1568580770

Binding: Hardcover

Condition: Used - Good

Over three hundred years ago, a French scholar scribbled a simple theorem in the margin of a book. It would become the world's most baffling mathematical mystery. Simple, elegant, and utterly impossible to prove, Fermat's Last Theorem captured the imaginations of amateur and professional mathematicians for over three centuries. For some it became a wonderful passion. For others it was an obsession that led to deceit, intrigue, or insanity. In a volume filled with the clues, red herrings, and suspense of a mystery novel, Dr. Amir Aczel reveals the previously untold story of the people, the hist...

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Price: $3.00

Publisher: April 2015

Seller ID: 407980

ISBN: 24301250

Binding: Unknown

Condition: Used - Good

By: Aris, Rutherford

Price: $5.00

Seller ID: 396006

ISBN: 0486661105

Binding: Trade Paperback

Condition: Used - Good

This excellent text develops and utilizes mathematical concepts to illuminate physical theories. Directed primarily to engineers, physicists, and applied mathematicians at advanced undergraduate and graduate levels, it applies the mathematics of Cartesian and general tensors to physical field theories and demonstrates them chiefly in terms of the theory of fluid mechanics.

Essentially an introductory text, intended for readers with some acquaintance with the calculus of partial differentiation and multiple integration, it first reviews the necessary background material, then proceeds to ...

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By: Ayres, Ian

Price: $8.00

Publisher: May 2012

Seller ID: 145032

ISBN: 0553805401

Binding: Hardcover

Condition: Used - Good

Why would a casino try and stop you from losing? How can a mathematical formula find your future spouse? Would you know if a statistical analysis blackballed you from a job you wanted?

Today, number crunching affects your life in ways you might never imagine. In this lively and groundbreaking new book, economist Ian Ayres shows how today's best and brightest organizations are analyzing massive databases at lightening speed to provide greater insights into human behavior. They are the Super Crunchers. From internet sites like Google and Amazon that know your tastes better than you do, to a ...

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Today, number crunching affects your life in ways you might never imagine. In this lively and groundbreaking new book, economist Ian Ayres shows how today's best and brightest organizations are analyzing massive databases at lightening speed to provide greater insights into human behavior. They are the Super Crunchers. From internet sites like Google and Amazon that know your tastes better than you do, to a ...

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By: Ayres, Ian

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Bantam: August 2008

Seller ID: 195756

ISBN: 0553384732

Binding: Trade Paperback

Condition: Used - Good

An international sensation--and still the talk of the relevant blogosphere--this *Wall Street Journal *and *New York Times *business bestseller examines the "power" in numbers. Today more than ever, number crunching affects your life in ways you might not even imagine. Intuition and experience are no longer enough to make the grade. In order to succeed--even survive--in our data-based world, you need to become statistically literate.

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By: Baker, Stephen

Price: $6.50

Seller ID: 407597

ISBN: 0618784608

Binding: Hardcover

Condition: Used - Good

Price: $6.50

Publisher: April 2015

Seller ID: 296608

ISBN: 1578592100

Binding: Unknown

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By: Beckmann, Petr

Price: $5.00

Seller ID: 154038

ISBN: 0880294183

Binding: Hardcover

Condition: Used - Good

By: Bell, E. T.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Dover Publications: October 2017

Seller ID: 431356

ISBN: 0486272397

Binding: Trade Paperback

Condition: Used - Good

"This important book ... presents a broad account of the part played by mathematics in the evolution of civilization, describing clearly the main principles, methods, and theories of mathematics that have survived from about 4000 B.C. to 1940." -- *Booklist.*

In this time-honored study, one of the twentieth century's foremost scholars and interpreters of the history and meaning of mathematics masterfully outlines the development of leading ideas and clearly explains the mathematics involved in each.

Author E. T. Bell first examines the evolution of mathematical ideas in the ancient ...

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Author E. T. Bell first examines the evolution of mathematical ideas in the ancient ...

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By: Bell, E.T.

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Touchstone: October 1986

Seller ID: 431348

ISBN: 0671628186

Binding: Trade Paperback

Condition: Used - Good

From one of the greatest minds in contemporary mathematics, Professor E.T. Bell, comes a witty, accessible, and fascinating look at the beautiful craft and enthralling history of mathematics.

*Men of Mathematics* provides a rich account of major mathematical milestones, from the geometry of the Greeks through Newton's calculus, and on to the laws of probability, symbolic logic, and the fourth dimension. Bell breaks down this majestic history of ideas into a series of engrossing biographies of the great mathematicians who made progress possible--and who also led intriguing, complicated...

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By: Benjamin, Arthur

Price: $6.50

Publisher: October 2014

Seller ID: 213006

ISBN: 0307338401

Binding: Trade Paperback

Condition: Used - Good

*Secrets of Mental Math* will have you thinking like a math genius in no time. Get ready to amaze your friends--and yourself--with incredible calculations you never thought you could master, as renowned "mathemagician" Arthur Benjamin shares his techniques for lightning-quick calculations and amazing number tricks. This book will teach you to do math in your head faster than you ever thought possible, dramatically improve your memory for numbers, and--maybe for the first time--make m...

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By: Berlinski, David

Price: $7.00

Publisher: December 2013

Seller ID: 168383

ISBN: 0679426450

Binding: Hardcover

Condition: Used - Good

By: Berlinski, David

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Vintage: January 1997

Seller ID: 416288

ISBN: 0679747885

Binding: Trade Paperback

Condition: Used - Good

Were it not for the calculus, mathematicians would have no way to describe the acceleration of a motorcycle or the effect of gravity on thrown balls and distant planets, or to prove that a man could cross a room and eventually touch the opposite wall. Just how calculus makes these things possible and in doing so finds a correspondence between real numbers and the real world is the subject of this dazzling book by a writer of extraordinary clarity and stylistic brio. Even as he initiates us into the mysteries of real numbers, functions, and limits, Berlinski explores the furthest implications o...

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By: Berlinski, David

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Vintage: January 1997

Seller ID: 435021

ISBN: 0679747885

Binding: Trade Paperback

Condition: Used - Good

Were it not for the calculus, mathematicians would have no way to describe the acceleration of a motorcycle or the effect of gravity on thrown balls and distant planets, or to prove that a man could cross a room and eventually touch the opposite wall. Just how calculus makes these things possible and in doing so finds a correspondence between real numbers and the real world is the subject of this dazzling book by a writer of extraordinary clarity and stylistic brio. Even as he initiates us into the mysteries of real numbers, functions, and limits, Berlinski explores the furthest implications o...

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By: Best, Joel

Price: $6.00

Seller ID: 387952

ISBN: 0520238303

Binding: Hardcover

Condition: Used - Good

In this sequel to the acclaimed *Damned Lies and Statistics, *which the *Boston Globe *said "deserves a place next to the dictionary on every school, media, and home-office desk," Joel Best continues his straightforward, lively, and humorous account of how statistics are produced, used, and misused by everyone from researchers to journalists. Underlining the importance of critical thinking in all matters numerical, Best illustrates his points with examples of good and bad statistics about such contemporary concerns as school shootings, fatal hospital errors, bullying, teen suicides, ...

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Price: $5.50

Seller ID: 389780

ISBN: 1592404855

Binding: Trade Paperback

Condition: Used - Good

Drawing on their hugely popular BBC Radio 4 show *More or Less*, journalist Michael Blastland and internationally known economist Andrew Dilnot delight, amuse, and convert American mathphobes by showing how our everyday experiences make sense of numbers.

The radical premise of The Numbers Game is to show how much we already know and give practical ways to use our knowledge to become cannier consumers of the media. If you've ever wondered what "average" really means, wh...

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By: Blastland, Michael & Dilnot

Price: $5.00

Publisher: December 2012

Seller ID: 109926

ISBN: 1592404235

Binding: Hardcover

Condition: Used - Good

The Strunk & White of statistics team up to help the average person navigate the numbers in the news.

Drawing on their hugely popular BBC Radio 4 show "More or Less, ," journalist Michael Blastland and internationally known economist Andrew Dilnot delight, amuse, and convert American mathphobes by showing how our everyday experiences make sense of numbers.

The radical premise of "The Numbers Game" is to show how much we already know, and give practical ways to use our knowledge to become cannier consumers of the media. In each concise chapter, the authors take on a different theme?su...

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Drawing on their hugely popular BBC Radio 4 show "More or Less, ," journalist Michael Blastland and internationally known economist Andrew Dilnot delight, amuse, and convert American mathphobes by showing how our everyday experiences make sense of numbers.

The radical premise of "The Numbers Game" is to show how much we already know, and give practical ways to use our knowledge to become cannier consumers of the media. In each concise chapter, the authors take on a different theme?su...

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By: Boaler, Jo

Price: $7.50

Seller ID: 354085

ISBN: 0143128299

Binding: Trade Paperback

Condition: Used - Good

A critical read for teachers and parents who want to improve children's mathematics learning, *What's Math Got to Do with It?* is "an inspiring resource" (*Publishers Weekly*). Featuring all the important advice and suggestions in the original edition of *What's Math Got to Do with It?*, this revised edition is now updated with new research on the brain and mathematics that is revolutionizing scientists' understanding of learning and potential.

As always Jo Boaler presents re...

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By: Borel, Emile

Price: $5.00

Seller ID: 411609

ISBN: 789054

Binding: Trade Paperback

Condition: Used - Good

By: Bruce, Colin

Price: $5.00

Seller ID: 389255

ISBN: 0738205893

Binding: Trade Paperback

Condition: Used - Good

In Conned Again, Watson , Colin Bruce re-creates the atmosphere of the original Sherlock Holmes stories to shed light on an enduring truth: Our reliance on common sense-and ignorance of mathematics-often gets us into trouble. In these cautionary tales of greedy gamblers, reckless businessmen, and ruthless con men, Sherlock Holmes uses his deep understanding of probability, statistics, decision theory, and game theory to solve crimes and protect the innocent. But it's not just the characters in these well-crafted stories that are deceived by statistics or fall prey to gambling fallacies. We ...

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