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Fermat's Last Theorem

By: Aczel, Amir

Price: $5.00

Publisher: 9/6/2014

Seller ID: 9781568580777

ISBN: 1568580770

Condition: USED


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... View more info

Mathematics: Its Content, Methods and Meaning: Volume 3

By: Aleksandrov, A. D.

Price: $3.00

Publisher: 4/9/2015

Seller ID: 24301250

ISBN: 24301250

Condition: USED


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Vectors, Tensors and the Basic Equations of Fluid Mechanics

By: Aris, Rutherford

Price: $5.00

Publisher: DOVER PUBN INC:

Seller ID: 9780486661100

ISBN: 0486661105

Condition: USED


This introductory text is geared toward engineers, physicists, and applied mathematicians at the 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. Numerous exercises appear throughout the text. 1962 edition. View more info

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Super Crunchers: Why Thinking-by-Numbers is the New Way to Be Smart

By: Ayres, Ian

Price: $5.00

Publisher: BANTAM DELL: 8/3/2013

Seller ID: 9780553384734

ISBN: 0553384732

Condition: USED


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. Cutting-edge organizations are already crunching increasingly larger databases to find the unseen connections among seemingly unconnected things to predict hu... View more info

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Super Crunchers

By: Ayres, Ian

Price: $8.00

Publisher: 5/7/2012

Seller ID: 9780553805406

ISBN: 0553805401

Condition: USED


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 ... View more info

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Numerati

By: Baker, Stephen

Price: $6.50

Seller ID: 9780618784608

ISBN: 0618784608

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Number 9: The Search for the Sigma Code

By: Balmond, Cecil

Price: $4.50

Seller ID: 9783791319339

ISBN: 3791319337

Condition: USED


In Nine Fixed Points in the Wind, internationally renowned structural engineer Cecil Balmond travels into a semi-mystical world to unlock a secret of numbers that has never been told. Through the eyes of Enjil, the boy mathematician, he re-examines the arithmetic of his childhood and discovers behind it a remarkable new mathematical structure that we can all appreciate -- yet that will intrigue scientists and mathematicians.The worlds of Enjil and that of the reader travel in parallel. As Enjil is challenged by a spirit to solve the riddle, "What is the fixed point of the wind?", the reader... View more info

The Handy Math Answer Book

By: Barnes-Svarney, Patricia

Price: $6.50

Publisher: 4/11/2015

Seller ID: 9781578592104

ISBN: 1578592100

Condition: USED


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A History of PI

By: Beckmann, Petr

Price: $5.00

Seller ID: 9780880294188

ISBN: 0880294183

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Secrets of Mental Math: The Mathemagician's Guide to Lightning Calculation and A

By: Benjamin, Arthur

Price: $6.50

Publisher: THREE RIVERS PR: 10/13/2014

Seller ID: 9780307338402

ISBN: 0307338401

Condition: USED


These simple math secrets and tricks will forever change how you look at the world of numbers. "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 mathematics fu... View more info

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Tour of the Calculus

By: Berlinski, David

Price: $7.00

Publisher: 12/4/2013

Seller ID: 9780679426455

ISBN: 0679426450

Condition: USED


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More Damned Lies and Statistics: How Numbers Confuse Public Issues

By: Best, Joel

Price: $6.00

Seller ID: 9780520238305D

ISBN: 9780520238305D

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Numbers Game: The Commonsense Guide to Understanding Numbers in the News,in Poli

By: Blastland, Michael

Price: $5.50

Publisher: GOTHAM BOOKS:

Seller ID: 9781592404858

ISBN: 1592404855

Condition: USED


The Strunk and 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. If you've ever wondered what "average" really means, whether the scar... View more info

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Numbers Game: The Commonsense Guide to Understanding Numbers in the News, in Pol

By: Blastland, Michael & Dilnot

Price: $5.00

Publisher: 12/23/2012

Seller ID: 9781592404230

ISBN: 1592404235

Condition: USED


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... View more info

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What's Math Got to Do with It?: How Teachers and Parents Can Transform Mathemati

By: Boaler, Jo

Price: $7.50

Seller ID: 9780143128298

ISBN: 0143128299

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Conned Again, Watson! Cautionary Tales of Logic, Math, and Probability

By: Bruce, Colin

Price: $5.00

Publisher: BASIC BOOKS:

Seller ID: 9780738205892

ISBN: 0738205893

Condition: USED


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 all... View more info

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Principles of Statistics (Dover Books on Mathematics)

By: Bulmer, M.G.

Price: $5.50

Publisher: DOVER PUBN INC:

Edition: 2

Seller ID: 0486637603

ISBN: 0486637603

Condition: USED


The best intermediate-level explanation of classical statistics on the market From basic dice probabilities to modern regression analysis and correlation, Professor Bulmer provides explanations, graphs, charts, and problems (with answers). Equal stress is given to theory and applications. The author assumes no previous knowledge of statistics or probability; only basic calculus is needed. View more info

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Kingdom of Infinite Number: A Field Guide

By: Bunch, Bryan

Price: $7.00

Seller ID: 9780716744474

ISBN: 0716744473

Condition: USED


Just as bird guides help watchers tell birds apart by their color, songs, and behavior, The Kingdom of Infinite Number is the perfect handbook for identifying numbers in their native habitat. Taking a field guide-like approach, it offers a fresh way of looking at individual numbers and the properties that make them unique, which are also the properties essential for mental computation. The result provides new insights into mathematical patterns and relationships and an increased appreciation for the sheer wonder of numbers. Every number in this book is identified by its "field marks," "sim... View more info

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Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations

By: Coddington, Earl A.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: DOVER PUBN INC:

Seller ID: 9780486659428

ISBN: 0486659429

Condition: USED


"Written in an admirably cleancut and economical style." -- "Mathematical Review." A thorough, systematic first course in elementary differential equations for undergraduates in mathematics and science, requiring only basic calculus for a background, and including many exercises designed to develop students' technique in solving equations. With problems and answers. Index. View more info

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Universe and the Teacup: The Mathematics of Truth and Beauty

By: Cole, K.C.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: HARVEST BOOKS:

Seller ID: 9780156006569

ISBN: 0156006561

Condition: USED


Mathematics, that breathtaking invention of ours that reveals the tiniest particles of matter and takes us to the outermost reaches of the cosmos, is found by many people to be intimidating. In The Universe and the Teacup, K. C. Cole demystifies mathematics and shows us-with humor and wonderfully accessible stories-why math need not be frightening. Using the O. J. Simpson trial, the bell curve, and Emmy Noether, the nineteenth-century woman scientist whose work was essential for Einstein's theory of relativity, Cole helps us see that more than just being a tool, math is a key to understanding ... View more info