50 Mathematical Ideas You Really Need to Know

ISBN-10: 1847241476
ISBN-13: 9781847241474
Edition: 2007
Authors: Tony Crilly
List price: $29.99
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Description: 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  More...

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Book details

List price: $29.99
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Quercus
Publication date: 11/1/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 208
Size: 6.75" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.364
Language: English

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 management and compound interest; and explores the latest mind shattering developments, including the solving of Fermat's last theorem and the million dollar question of the Riemann hypothesis.

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