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Mathematics For The Nonmathematician

Author: Morris Kline
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486316130
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Erudite and entertaining overview follows development of mathematics from ancient Greeks to present. Topics include logic and mathematics, the fundamental concept, differential calculus, probability theory, much more. Exercises and problems.

A Refresher Course In Mathematics

Author: F. J. Camm
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486170314
Size: 15.24 MB
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Readers wishing to extend their mathematical skills will find this volume a practical companion. Easy-to-follow explanations cover fractions, decimals, square roots, metric system, algebra, more. 195 figures. 1943 edition.

Mathematical Bafflers

Author: Angela Dunn
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486239613
Size: 79.94 MB
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Over 155 truly challenging conundrums for the expert puzzlist. Algebraic amusements, geometric exercises, diophantine diversions, problems in logic and deduction, probability posers, insight puzzles, and assorted number theory problems. Advanced mathematical skills are only sporadically required, the majority of problems are accessible to just about anyone. 130 woodcut illustrations by Ed Kysar.

Entertaining Mathematical Puzzles

Author: Martin Gardner
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486252117
Size: 39.31 MB
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Playing with mathematical riddles can be an intriguing and fun-filled pastime — as popular science writer Martin Gardner proves in this entertaining collection. Puzzlists need only an elementary knowledge of math and a will to resist looking up the answer before trying to solve a problem. Written in a light and witty style, Entertaining Mathematical Puzzles is a mixture of old and new riddles, grouped into sections that cover a variety of mathematical topics: money, speed, plane and solid geometry, probability, topology, tricky puzzles, and more. The probability section, for example, points out that everything we do, everything that happens around us, obeys the laws of probability; geometry puzzles test our ability to think pictorially and often, in more than one dimension; while topology, among the "youngest and rowdiest branches of modern geometry," offers a glimpse into a strange dimension where properties remain unchanged, no matter how a figure is twisted, stretched, or compressed. Clear and concise comments at the beginning of each section explain the nature and importance of the math needed to solve each puzzle. A carefully explained solution follows each problem. In many cases, all that is needed to solve a puzzle is the ability to think logically and clearly, to be "on the alert for surprising, off-beat angles...that strange hidden factor that everyone else had overlooked." Fully illustrated, this engaging collection will appeal to parents and children, amateur mathematicians, scientists, and students alike, and may, as the author writes, make the reader "want to study the subject in earnest" and explains "some of the inviting paths that wind away from the problems into lusher areas of the mathematical jungle." 65 black-and-white illustrations.

Is God A Mathematician

Author: Mario Livio
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781416594437
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Bestselling author and astrophysicist Mario Livio examines the lives and theories of history’s greatest mathematicians to ask how—if mathematics is an abstract construction of the human mind—it can so perfectly explain the physical world. Nobel Laureate Eugene Wigner once wondered about “the unreasonable effectiveness of mathematics” in the formulation of the laws of nature. Is God a Mathematician? investigates why mathematics is as powerful as it is. From ancient times to the present, scientists and philosophers have marveled at how such a seemingly abstract discipline could so perfectly explain the natural world. More than that—mathematics has often made predictions, for example, about subatomic particles or cosmic phenomena that were unknown at the time, but later were proven to be true. Is mathematics ultimately invented or discovered? If, as Einstein insisted, mathematics is “a product of human thought that is independent of experience,” how can it so accurately describe and even predict the world around us? Physicist and author Mario Livio brilliantly explores mathematical ideas from Pythagoras to the present day as he shows us how intriguing questions and ingenious answers have led to ever deeper insights into our world. This fascinating book will interest anyone curious about the human mind, the scientific world, and the relationship between them.

Game Set And Math

Author: Ian Stewart
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486150968
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Twelve essays take a playful approach to mathematics, investigating the topology of a blanket, the odds of beating a superior tennis player, and how to distinguish between fact and fallacy.

One Hundred Problems In Elementary Mathematics

Author: Hugo Steinhaus
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486238753
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100 problems—with instructive solutions—on numbers, equations, polygons, polyhedra, and many other topics. Very challenging. Additional 13 problems without solutions.

Selected Short Stories Dual Language

Author: Honoré de Balzac
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486119629
Size: 63.71 MB
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DIV6 short-story masterpieces by great French novelist include "An Episode During the Terror," "A Passion in the Desert," "The Revolutionary Conscript," 3 more. Excellent new English translations on facing pages. /div

Technique In Chess

Author: Gerald Abrahams
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486229539
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"Not what to do, but how to do it": 200 examples of end-game play, values of pieces, relative merits of different pawns, gaining the advantage, control of the center, more.

Mathematical Modelling Techniques

Author: Rutherford Aris
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486138895
Size: 18.28 MB
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Highly useful volume discusses the types of models, how to formulate and manipulate them for best results. Numerous examples.