100 Essential Things You Didn't Know You Didn't Know Math Explains Your World

ISBN-10: 0393338673
ISBN-13: 9780393338676
Edition: N/A
Authors: John D. Barrow
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List price: $16.95
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/24/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 284
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.528
Language: English

Preface
Two's Company, Three's a Crowd
It's a Small World After All
Monkey Business
Independence Day
Rugby and Relativity
Wagons Roll
A Sense of Proportion
Why Does the Other Queue Always Move Faster?
Pylon of the Month
A Sense of Balance
Bridging That Gap
On the Cards
Tally Ho
Relationships
Racing Certainties
High Jumping
Superficiality
VAT in Eternity
Living in a Simulation
Emergence
How to Push a Car
Positive Feedback
The Drunkard's Walk
Faking It
The Flaw of Averages
The Origami of the Universe
Easy and Hard Problems
Is This a Record?
A Do-It-Yourself Lottery
I Do Not Believe It!
Flash Fires
The Secretary Problem
Fair Divorce Settlements: the Win-Win Solution
Many Happy Returns
Tilting at Windmills
Verbal Conjuring
Financial Investment with Time Travellers
A Thought for Your Pennies
Breaking the Law of Averages
How Long are Things Likely to Survive?
A President who Preferred the Triangle to the Pentagon
Secret Codes in Your Pocket
I've Got a Terrible Memory for Names
Calculus Makes You Live Longer
Getting in a Flap
Your Number's Up
Double Your Money
Some Reflections on Faces
The Most Infamous Mathematician
Roller Coasters and Motorway Junctions
A Taylor-made Explosion
Walk Please, Don't Run!
Mind-reading Tricks
The Planet of the Deceivers
How to Win the Lottery
A Truly Weird Football Match
An Arch Problem
Counting in Eights
Getting a Mandate
The Two-headed League
Creating Something out of Nothing
How to Rig an Election
The Swing of the Pendulum
A Bike with Square Wheels
How Many Guards Does an Art Gallery Need?
...and What About a Prison?
A Snooker Trick Shot
Brothers and Sisters
Playing Fair with a Biased Coin
The Wonders of Tautology
What a Racket
Packing Your Stuff
Sent Packing Again
Crouching Tiger
How the Leopard Got His Spots
The Madness of Crowds
Diamond Geezer
The Three Laws of Robotics
Thinking Outside the Box
Googling in the Caribbean - The Power of the Matrix
Loss Aversion
The Lead in Your Pencil
Testing Spaghetti to Destruction
The Gherkin
Being Mean with the Price Index
Omniscience can be a Liability
Why People aren't Cleverer
The Man from Underground
There are No Uninteresting Numbers
Incognito
The Ice Skating Paradox
The Rule of Two
Segregation and Micromotives
Not Going with the Flow
Venn Vill They Ever Learn
Some Benefits of Irrationality
Strange Formulae
Chaos
All Aboard
The Global Village
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