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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

By: AxelRod, Robert

Price: $5.00

Publisher: 11/4/2010

Seller ID: 9780465021215

ISBN: 0465021212

Condition: USED

This widely praised and much-discussed book explores how cooperation can emerge in a world of self-seeking egoists--whether superpowers, businesses, or individuals--when there is no central authority to police their actions. View more info

By: Balmond, Cecil

Price: $4.50

Seller ID: 9783791319339

ISBN: 3791319337

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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

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Publisher: 4/11/2015

Seller ID: 9781578592104

ISBN: 1578592100

Condition: USED

By: Beckmann, Petr

Price: $5.00

Seller ID: 9780880294188

ISBN: 0880294183

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By: Bellos, Alex

Price: $6.00

Publisher: FREE PR:

Seller ID: 9781416588283

ISBN: 1416588280

Condition: USED

Too often math gets a bad rap, characterized as dry and difficult. But, Alex Bellos says, "math can be inspiring and brilliantly creative. Mathematical thought is one of the great achievements of the human race, and arguably the foundation of all human progress. The world of mathematics is a remarkable place."Bellos has traveled all around the globe and has plunged into history to uncover fascinating stories of mathematical achievement, from the breakthroughs of Euclid, the greatest mathematician of all time, to the creations of the Zen master of origami, one of the hottest areas of mathema... View more info

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

By: Best, Joel

Price: $6.00

Seller ID: 9780520238305D

ISBN: 9780520238305D

Condition: USED

Price: $5.50

Publisher: GOTHAM BOOKS:

Seller ID: 9781592404858

ISBN: 1592404855

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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

By: Boaler, Jo

Price: $7.50

Seller ID: 9780143128298

ISBN: 0143128299

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By: Bruce, Colin

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Publisher: BASIC BOOKS:

Seller ID: 9780738205892

ISBN: 0738205893

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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

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

By: Cheng, Eugenia

Price: $8.00

Seller ID: 9780465051717

ISBN: 0465051715

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By: Clark, Michael

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Seller ID: 9780415228091

ISBN: 0415228093

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This essential guide to paradoxes takes the reader on a lively tour of puzzles that have taxed thinkers from Zeno to Galileo and Lewis Carroll to Bertrand Russell. Michael Clark uncovers an array of conundrums, such as Achilles and the Tortoise, Theseus' Ship, Hempel's Raven, and the Prisoners' Dilemma, taking in subjects as diverse as knowledge, ethics, science, art and politics. Clark discusses each paradox in non-technical terms, considering its significance and looking at likely solutions. He also includes a full glossary. View more info

By: Cohen, I. B.

Price: $6.00

Seller ID: 9780393057690

ISBN: 0393057690

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CONSULTING AND COLLECTING NUMBERS has been a feature of human affairs since antiquity--tax collection, head counts for military service--but not until the Scientific Revolution in the seventeenth century did social numbers such as births, deaths, and marriages begin to be analyzed. The late I. B. Cohen explores how numbers have come to assume a leading role in science, in the operations and structure of government, in the analysis of society, in marketing, and in many other aspects of daily life. He shows how number problems of government, science, and engineering led to the invention of the c... View more info

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Publisher: W W NORTON & CO INC: 10/23/2016

Seller ID: 9780393337938

ISBN: 0393337936

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While we may be familiar with some of science s greatest equations, we may not know that each and every equation emerged not in Eureka moments but in years of cultural developments and scientific knowledge. With vignettes full of humor, drama, and eccentricity, philosopher and science historian Robert P. Crease shares the stories behind ten of history s greatest equations, from the first equation, 1 + 1 = 2, which promises a rational, well-ordered world, to Heisenberg s uncertainty principle, which reveals the limitations of human knowledge. For every equation, Crease provides a brief account... View more info

By: Crilly, Tony

Price: $4.00

Seller ID: 9781847241474

ISBN: 1847241476

Condition: USED

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 ma... View more info

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Publisher: 1/17/2016

Seller ID: 9780312360054

ISBN: 0312360053

Condition: USED

Since the beginning of civilization, numbers have been more than just a way to keep count. "Perfect Figures" tells the stories of how each number came to be and what incredible associations and superstitions have been connected to them ever since. Along the way are some of the great oddities of numbers' past as: -a time when finger-counting was a sign of intelligence (the Venerable Bede could count to a million on his hands)-the medieval Algorists, who were burnt at the stake for their use of Arabic rather than Roman numerals-the Bank of England, which stubbornly kept accounts on notched woode... View more info

By: Devi, Shakuntala

Price: $5.00

Seller ID: 9788122200386

ISBN: 8122200389

Condition: USED