Skip to content

Good Math A Geek's Guide to the Beauty of Numbers, Logic, and Computation

Spend $50 to get a free movie!

ISBN-10: 1937785335

ISBN-13: 9781937785338

Edition: 2013

Authors: Mark C. Chu-Carroll

List price: $34.00
Blue ribbon 30 day, 100% satisfaction guarantee!
Out of stock
what's this?
Rush Rewards U
Members Receive:
Carrot Coin icon
XP icon
You have reached 400 XP and carrot coins. That is the daily max!

Description:

Mathematics is beautiful--and it can be fun and exciting as well as practical. Good Math is your guide to some of the most intriguing topics from two thousand years of mathematics: from Egyptian fractions to Turing machines; from the real meaning of numbers to proof trees, group symmetry, and mechanical computation. If you've ever wondered what lay beyond the proofs you struggled to complete in high school geometry, or what limits the capabilities of computer on your desk, this is the book for you.Why do Roman numerals persist? How do we know that some infinities are larger than others? And how can we know for certain a program will ever finish? In this fast-paced tour of modern and…    
Customers also bought

Book details

List price: $34.00
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Pragmatic Programmers, LLC, The
Publication date: 8/13/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 282
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836

Mark Chu-Carroll is a software engineer at Google. He's been working on programming languages and software development tools for close to 20 years. In his free time, he's the administrator/developer of Scientopia.org, where writes the blog Good Math/Bad Math. You can visit his blog at http://scientopia.org/blogs/goodmath .