• 100 Essential Things You Didn't Know You Didn't Know About Maths & the Arts
    100 Essential Things You Didn't Know You Didn't Know About Maths & the Arts
    ISBN: 9781847922311
    Title: 100 Essential Things You Didn't Know You Didn't Know About Maths & the Arts
    Author: BARROW JOHN D


    What can maths tell us about art and design?


    Professor John D. Barrow has all the answers. In 100 Essential Things You Didn't Know You Didn't Know About Maths and the Arts, he shows us that mathematics and the arts are not so far removed from each other. He takes us on a 100-step tour, guiding us through art forms as various as sculpture, literature, architecture and dance, and reveals what maths can tell us about the mysteries of the worlds of art and design.


    We find out why diamonds sparkle, how many words Shakespeare knew and why the shower is the best place to sing. We discover why an egg is egg-shaped, why Charles Dickens crusaded against maths and how a soprano can shatter a wine glass without touching it...


    Enlivening the everyday with a new way of looking at the world, this book will enrich your understanding of the maths and art that surround us in our day-to-day lives.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $30.00
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  • 1089 & All That: a Journey into Mathematics New Ed
    1089 & All That: a Journey into Mathematics New Ed
    ISBN: 9780199590025
    Title: 1089 & All That: a Journey into Mathematics New Ed
    Author: ACHESON DAVID

    Pure mathematical gold, David Acheson's enthralling and insightful volume is brimful of nuggets that will make mathematics accessible to everyone. From deceptively simple beginnings, the thrilling journey takes the reader all the way through to some deep mathematical ideas, via Kepler and Newton, explaining what calculus really means, and even giving a brief history of pi. Every short page is carefully crafted to ensure no one will be lost along the way and the final destination is possibly the most beautiful and surprising mathematical statement in history. Packed with puzzles and illustrated with the help of world famous cartoonists, before the reader even notices they'll know more about chaos theory and imaginary numbers than they ever expected.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.00
    $24.00
  • 17 Equations that Changed the World
    17 Equations that Changed the World
    ISBN: 9781846685323
    Title: 17 Equations that Changed the World
    Author: STEWART IAN

    From Newton's Law of Gravity to the Black-Scholes model used by bankers to predict the markets, equations, are everywhere - and they are fundamental to everyday life. Seventeen Equations that Changed the World examines seventeen groundbreaking equations that have altered the course of human history. He explores how Pythagoras's Theorem led to GPS and SatNav; how logarithms are applied in architecture; why imaginary numbers were important in the development of the digital camera, and what is really going on with Schrödinger's cat. Entertaining, surprising and vastly informative, Seventeen Equations that Changed the World is a highly original exploration - and explanation - of life on earth.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.00
    $29.00
  • 50 Maths Ideas You Really Need to Know
    50 Maths Ideas You Really Need to Know
    ISBN: 9781848667051
    Title: 50 Maths Ideas You Really Need to Know
    Author: CRILLY TONY

    Who invented zero? Why 60 seconds in a minute? How big is infinity? Where do parallel lines meet? And can a butterfly's wings really cause a storm on the far side of the world? In 50 Maths Ideas You Really Need to Know, Professor Tony Crilly explains in 50 clear and concise essays the mathematical concepts - ancient and modern, theoretical and practical, everyday and esoteric - that allow us to understand and shape the world around us. Packed with diagrams, examples and anecdotes, this book is the perfect overview of this often daunting but always essential subject. For once, mathematics couldn't be simpler. Contents include: Origins of mathematics, from Egyptian fractions to Roman numerals; Pi and primes, Fibonacci numbers and the golden ratio; What calculus, statistics and algebra can actually do; The very real uses of imaginary numbers; The Big Ideas of relativity, Chaos theory, Fractals, Genetics and hyperspace; The reasoning behind Sudoku and code cracking, Lotteries and gambling, Money management and compound interest; Solving of Fermat's last theorem and the million-dollar question of the Riemann hypothesis.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
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  • Adam Spencer's World of Numbers
    Adam Spencer's World of Numbers
    ISBN: 9781921134869
    Title: Adam Spencer's World of Numbers
    Author: SPENCER ADAM

    A funny and enlightening romp through the world of numbers with one of Australia's best-loved broadcasters. By popular demand, Australia's funniest and most famous mathematician is back with a brilliant new book. Adam Spencer's World of Numbers takes the reader on a funfilled ride, explaining the crucial role numbers play in our understanding of sport and space, computers and cooking, and a whole lot in between. With his trademark wit, Adam decodes barcodes, explains why we say 'as sixes and sevens' when we're discombobulated - and works out if there really a word in the English language with 189,819 letters! This is a book for readers of all ages who love numbers, or just love to laugh and learn about the wonderful world we live in. For close to 20 years Adam Spencer has been entertaining us. On triple j and ABC radio and television, he's established himself as Australia's funniest and most famous mathematician. Following on from the enormous success of 2014's Big Book of Numbers, his new book is the perfect gift for Christmas. Praise for Adam Spencer's Big Book of Numbers: 'Funny, informative and, even beter for dummies like me, all the answers are in the back.' - Will Anderson 'If you find this book boring, you should be in a clinic.' - John Cleese 'Every bright young mind in Australia should read Adam Spencer's Big Book of Numbers - and we oldies would benefit too.' - Peter FitzSimons 'Even the page numbers will start to look fascinating once you've read this book!' - Amanda Keller

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Alan Turing: His Work & Impact
    Alan Turing: His Work & Impact
    ISBN: 9780123869807
    Title: Alan Turing: His Work & Impact
    Author: COOPER S BARRY & LEEUWEN J VAN

    "The fact remains that everyone who taps at a keyboard, opening a spreadsheet or a word-processing program, is working on an incarnation of a Turing machine." - Time

    This new and exciting book, scheduled to publish for the 2012 centenary of Alan Turing's birth in London, includes a large number of the most significant contributions from the 4-volume set of the Collected Works of A. M. Turing. These contributions, together with a wide spectrum of accompanying commentaries from current world-leading experts in many different fields and backgrounds, provide insight on the significance and contemporary impact of A.M. Turing's work.

    Offering a more modern perspective than anything currently available, this unique work gives wide coverage of the many ways in which Turing's scientific endeavours have impacted current research and understanding of the world. It provides a great service to researchers, and at the same time is an approachable entry-point for the large number of people who have limited training in the science, but would like to learn more about the details of Turing's work.

    Affordable, key collection of the most significant papers by A.M. Turing.

    Commentary explaining the significance of each seminal paper by preeminent leaders in the field.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $139.00
    $139.00
  • Alan Turing: the Enigma
    Alan Turing: the Enigma
    ISBN: 9780099116417
    Title: Alan Turing: the Enigma
    Author: HODGES ANDREW

    Andrew Hodges's biography of Alan Turing, the brilliant Cambridge mathematician who masterminded the cracking of the German Enigma code and indeed was the the father of the modern computer, was regarded as 'the paperback buy of the season' (Sunday Times) when it was first published. It is now reissued in Vintage with a new preface.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Alex Through the Looking-glass How Life Reflects Numbers & Numbers Reflect Life
    Alex Through the Looking-glass How Life Reflects Numbers & Numbers Reflect Life
    ISBN: 9781408850985
    Title: Alex Through the Looking-glass How Life Reflects Numbers & Numbers Reflect Life
    Author: BELLOS ALEX

    From triangles, rotations and power laws, to fractals, cones and curves, bestselling author Alex Bellos takes you on a journey of mathematical discovery with his signature wit, engaging stories and limitless enthusiasm. As he narrates a series of eye-opening encounters with lively personalities all over the world, Alex demonstrates how numbers have come to be our friends, are fascinating and extremely accessible, and how they have changed our world.He turns even the dreaded calculus into an easy-to-grasp mathematical exposition, and sifts through over 30,000 survey submissions to reveal the world's favourite number. In Germany, he meets the engineer who designed the first roller-coaster loop, whilst in India he joins the world's highly numerate community at the International Congress of Mathematicians. He explores the wonders behind the Game of Life program, and explains mathematical logic, growth and negative numbers. Stateside, he hangs out with a private detective in Oregon and meets the mathematician who looks for universes from his garage in Illinois.Read this captivating book, and you won't realise that you're learning about complex concepts. Alex will get you hooked on maths as he delves deep into humankind's turbulent relationship with numbers, and proves just how much fun we can have with them.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
  • Alex Through the Looking-glass: How Life Reflects Numbers & Numbers Reflect Life
    Alex Through the Looking-glass: How Life Reflects Numbers & Numbers Reflect Life
    ISBN: 9781408845721
    Title: Alex Through the Looking-glass: How Life Reflects Numbers & Numbers Reflect Life
    Author: BELLOS ALEX

    From triangles, rotations and power laws, to fractals, cones and curves, bestselling author Alex Bellos takes you on a journey of mathematical discovery with his signature wit, engaging stories and limitless enthusiasm. As he narrates a series of eye-opening encounters with lively personalities all over the world, Alex demonstrates how numbers have come to be our friends, are fascinating and extremely accessible, and how they have changed our world. He turns even the dreaded calculus into an easy-to-grasp mathematical exposition, and sifts through over 30,000 survey submissions to reveal the world's favourite number. In Germany, he meets the engineer who designed the first roller-coaster loop, whilst in India he joins the world's highly numerate community at the International Congress of Mathematicians. He explores the wonders behind the Game of Life program, and explains mathematical logic, growth and negative numbers. Stateside, he hangs out with a private detective in Oregon and meets the mathematician who looks for universes from his garage in Illinois. Read this captivating book, and you won't realise that you're learning about complex concepts.
    Alex will get you hooked on maths as he delves deep into humankind's turbulent relationship with numbers, and proves just how much fun we can have with them.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Alex's Adventures in Numberland: Dispatches from the Wonderful World of Mathematics
    Alex's Adventures in Numberland: Dispatches from the Wonderful World of Mathematics
    ISBN: 9781408809594
    Title: Alex's Adventures in Numberland: Dispatches from the Wonderful World of Mathematics
    Author: BELLOS ALEX

    In this richly entertaining and accessible book, Alex Bellos explodes the myth that maths is best left to the geeks. Covering subjects from adding to algebra, from set theory to statistics, and from logarithms to logical paradoxes, he explains how mathematical ideas underpin just about everything in our lives. Alex explains the surprising geometry of the 50p piece, and the strategy of how best to gamble it in a casino. He shines a light on the mathematical patterns in nature, and on the peculiar predictability of random behaviour. He eats a potato crisp whose revolutionary shape was unpalatable to the ancient Greeks, and he shows the deep connections between maths, religion and philosophy. Alex weaves a journey from primary school to university level maths, from ancient history to the computing frontline, and from St Louis, Missouri, to Braintree, Essex. He meets the world's fastest mental calculators in Germany, consults a numerologist in the US desert, meets a startlingly numerate chimpanzee in Japan, and seeks advice from a venerable Hindu sage in India. An unlikely but exhilarating cocktail of history, reportage and mathematical proofs, Alex's dispatches from 'Numberland' show the world of maths to be a much friendlier and more colourful place than you might have imagined.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Algebra I
    Algebra I
    ISBN: 9781615647750
    Title: Algebra I
    Author: WHEATER CAROLYN

    Starting with the very basics and reinforcing concepts with practice and tips along the way, "Idiot's Guides: Algebra I" makes a complex subject easier to grasp and helps students and adult learners clear the hurdle that can stand between them and their academic goals. Special sidebars point out the reasoning behind the techniques (part of essential Common Core instruction) and a separate workbook section offers extra practice problems.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Algorithms to Live By: The Computer Science of Human Decisions
    Algorithms to Live By: The Computer Science of Human Decisions
    ISBN: 9780007547999
    Title: Algorithms to Live By: The Computer Science of Human Decisions
    Author: CHRISTIAN BRIAN & GRIFFITHS TOM


    What should we do, or leave undone, in a day or a lifetime? How much messiness should we accept? What balance of the new and familiar is the most fulfilling? These may seem like uniquely human quandaries, but they are not. Computers, like us, confront limited space and time, so computer scientists have been grappling with similar problems for decades. And the solutions they ve found have much to teach us.


    In a dazzlingly interdisciplinary work, Brian Christian and Tom Griffiths show how algorithms developed for computers also untangle very human questions. They explain how to have better hunches and when to leave things to chance, how to deal with overwhelming choices and how best to connect with others. From finding a spouse to finding a parking spot, from organizing one s inbox to peering into the future, Algorithms to Live By transforms the wisdom of computer science into strategies for human living.

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    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
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  • AME Calculus Workbook Level 3
    AME Calculus Workbook Level 3
    ISBN: 9780947504465
    Title: AME Calculus Workbook Level 3
    Author: HAYDOCK PHYL


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.00
    $27.00
  • Applied Mathematics: a Very Short Introduction
    Applied Mathematics: a Very Short Introduction
    ISBN: 9780198754046
    Title: Applied Mathematics: a Very Short Introduction
    Author: GORIELY ALAIN

    Mathematics is playing an increasing important role in society and the sciences, enhancing our ability to use models and handle data. While pure mathematics is mostly interested in abstract structures, applied mathematics sits at the interface between this abstract world and the world in which we live. This area of mathematics takes its nourishment from society and science and, in turn, provides a unified way to understand problems arising in diverse fields.

    This Very Short Introduction presents a compact yet comprehensive view of the field of applied mathematics, and explores its relationships with (pure) mathematics, science, and engineering. Explaining the nature of applied mathematics, Alain Goriely discusses its early achievements in physics and engineering, and its development as a separate field after World War II. Using historical examples, current applications, and challenges, Goriely illustrates the particular role that mathematics plays in the modern sciences today and its far-reaching potential.

    ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00

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  • Are Numbers Real? the Uncanny Relationships Between Maths & the Physical World
    Are Numbers Real? the Uncanny Relationships Between Maths & the Physical World
    ISBN: 9781472139764
    Title: Are Numbers Real? the Uncanny Relationships Between Maths & the Physical World
    Author: CLEGG BRIAN

    Have you ever wondered what humans did before numbers existed? How they organised their lives, traded goods, or kept track of their treasures? What would your life be like without them? Numbers began as simple representations of everyday things, but mathematics rapidly took on a life of its own, occupying a parallel virtual world. Brian Clegg explores the way that maths has become more and more detached from reality, yet despite this is driving the development of modern physics.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Bedside Book of Geometry
    Bedside Book of Geometry
    ISBN: 9781742660363
    Title: Bedside Book of Geometry
    Author: ASKEW MIKE & EBBUTT SHEILA

    THE BEDSIDE BOOK OF GEOMETRY is a fascinating, interactive guide to the history and uses of geometry. It contains clear and concise explanations of different geometric concepts, as well as profiles of key thinkers and their discoveries. A unique feature of the book is its simple, step-by-step exercises. Some of these have everyday applications, others are theoretical puzzles, but all are designed to challenge the reader and test their newly acquired knowledge. The perfect companion for beginners and experts alike, THE BEDSIDE BOOK OF GEOMETRY does not assume prior knowledge of the subject beyond basic numeracy skills. Its aim is to convey the basic elements of geometry to everyone, no matter what their level of mathematical ability.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Best Writing on Mathematics 2015
    Best Writing on Mathematics 2015
    ISBN: 9780691169651
    Title: Best Writing on Mathematics 2015
    Author: PITICI MIRCEA (EDITOR)



    This annual anthology brings together the year's finest mathematics writing from around the world. Featuring promising new voices alongside some of the foremost names in the field, The Best Writing on Mathematics 2015 makes available to a wide audience many articles not easily found anywhere else--and you don't need to be a mathematician to enjoy them. These writings offer surprising insights into the nature, meaning, and practice of mathematics today. They delve into the history, philosophy, teaching, and everyday occurrences of math, and take readers behind the scenes of today's hottest mathematical debates.



    Here David Hand explains why we should actually expect unlikely coincidences to happen; Arthur Benjamin and Ethan Brown unveil techniques for improvising custom-made magic number squares; Dana Mackenzie describes how mathematicians are making essential contributions to the development of synthetic biology; Steven Strogatz tells us why it's worth writing about math for people who are alienated from it; Lisa Rougetet traces the earliest written descriptions of Nim, a popular game of mathematical strategy; Scott Aaronson looks at the unexpected implications of testing numbers for randomness; and much, much more.



    In addition to presenting the year's most memorable writings on mathematics, this must-have anthology includes a bibliography of other notable writings and an introduction by the editor, Mircea Pitici. This book belongs on the shelf of anyone interested in where math has taken us--and where it is headed.




    Format: Paperback
    Price: $48.00
    $48.00
  • Beyond Infinity: An Expedition to the Outer Limits of the Mathematical Universe
    Beyond Infinity: An Expedition to the Outer Limits of the Mathematical Universe
    ISBN: 9781781252864
    Title: Beyond Infinity: An Expedition to the Outer Limits of the Mathematical Universe
    Author: CHENG EUGENIA

    Even small children know there are infinitely many whole numbers - start counting and you'll never reach the end. But there are also infinitely many decimal numbers between zero and one. Are these two types of infinity the same? Are they larger or smaller than each other? Can we even talk about 'larger' and 'smaller' when we talk about infinity? In Beyond Infinity, international maths sensation Eugenia Cheng reveals the inner workings of infinity.What happens when a new guest arrives at your infinite hotel - but you already have an infinite number of guests? How does infinity give Zeno's tortoise the edge in a paradoxical foot-race with Achilles? And can we really make an infinite number of cookies from a finite amount of cookie dough?Wielding an armoury of inventive, intuitive metaphor, Cheng draws beginners and enthusiasts alike into the heart of this mysterious, powerful concept to reveal fundamental truths about mathematics, all the way from the infinitely large down to the infinitely small.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Beyond Infinity: An Expedition to the Outer-limits of the Mathematical Universe
    Beyond Infinity: An Expedition to the Outer-limits of the Mathematical Universe
    ISBN: 9781781252857
    Title: Beyond Infinity: An Expedition to the Outer-limits of the Mathematical Universe
    Author: CHENG EUGENIA

    Even small children know there are infinitely many whole numbers - start counting and you'll never reach the end. But there are also infinitely many decimal numbers between zero and one. Are these two types of infinity the same? Are they larger or smaller than each other? Can we even talk about 'larger' and 'smaller' when we talk about infinity? In Beyond Infinity, international maths sensation Eugenia Cheng reveals the inner workings of infinity.What happens when a new guest arrives at your infinite hotel - but you already have an infinite number of guests? How does infinity give Zeno's tortoise the edge in a paradoxical foot-race with Achilles? And can we really make an infinite number of cookies from a finite amount of cookie dough?Wielding an armoury of inventive, intuitive metaphor, Cheng draws beginners and enthusiasts alike into the heart of this mysterious, powerful concept to reveal fundamental truths about mathematics, all the way from the infinitely large down to the infinitely small.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
  • Birth of a Theorem: a Mathematical Adventure
    Birth of a Theorem: a Mathematical Adventure
    ISBN: 9780099581970
    Title: Birth of a Theorem: a Mathematical Adventure
    Author: VILLANI CEDRIC

    In 2010, French mathematician Cedric Villani received the Fields Medal, the most coveted prize in mathematics, in recognition of a proof which he devised with his close collaborator Clement Mouhot to explain one of the most surprising theories in classical physics. "Birth of a" "Theorem "is Villani's own account of the years leading up to the award. It invites readers inside the mind of a great mathematician as he wrestles with the most important work of his career.
    But you don't have to understand nonlinear Landau damping to love "Birth of a" "Theorem." It doesn't simplify or overexplain; rather, it invites readers into collaboration. Villani's diaries, emails, and musings enmesh you in the process of discovery. You join him in unproductive lulls and late-night breakthroughs. You're privy to the dining-hall conversations at the world's greatest research institutions. Villani shares his favorite songs, his love of manga, and the imaginative stories he tells his children. In mathematics, as in any creative work, it is the thinker's whole life that propels discovery--and with "Birth of a" "Theorem," Cedric Villani welcomes you into his."

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00

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  • Birth of a Theorem: the Story of a Mathematical Adventure
    Birth of a Theorem: the Story of a Mathematical Adventure
    ISBN: 9781847922533
    Title: Birth of a Theorem: the Story of a Mathematical Adventure
    Author: VILLANI CEDRIC

    Villani takes us on a mesmerising journey as he wrestles with a new theorem that will win him the most coveted prize in mathematics. Along the way he encounters obstacles and setbacks, losses of faith and even brushes with madness. His story is one of courage and partnership, doubt and anxiety, elation and despair. We discover how it feels to be obsessed by a theorem during your child's cello practise and throughout your dreams, why appreciating maths is a bit like watching an episode of Columbo, and how sometimes inspiration only comes from locking yourself away in a dark room to think. Blending science with history, biography with myth, Villani conjures up an inimitable cast of characters including the omnipresent Einstein, mad genius Kurt Godel, and Villani's personal hero, John Nash. Birth of a Theorem combines passion and imagination to take us on a fantastical adventure through the beautiful, mysterious world of mathematics. Maths has never seemed so magical or so exciting.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $43.00
    $43.00
  • Calculated Risks How to Know When Numbers Deceive You
    Calculated Risks How to Know When Numbers Deceive You
    ISBN: 9780743254236
    Title: Calculated Risks How to Know When Numbers Deceive You
    Author: GIGERENZER GERD


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Calculus Diaries: a Year Discovering How Maths can Help You Lose Weight, Win in Vegas and Survive the Zombie Apocalypse
    Calculus Diaries: a Year Discovering How Maths can Help You Lose Weight, Win in Vegas and Survive the Zombie Apocalypse
    ISBN: 9780143117377
    Title: Calculus Diaries: a Year Discovering How Maths can Help You Lose Weight, Win in Vegas and Survive the Zombie Apocalypse
    Author: OUELLETTE JENNIFER

    The Calculus Diaries is the fun and fascinating account of her year spent confronting her number-phobia head on. With real wit and verve, Ouellette shows how she learned to apply calculus to everything from petrol mileages to dieting, from rollercoaster rides to shooting cards in Las Vegas - proving that anyone can learn the fundamentals of maths' universal language, and make the world a whole lot more comprehensible.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $32.00
    $32.00
  • Calculus Diaries: a Year Discovering How Maths can Help You Lose Weight, Win in Vegas and Survive the Zombie Apocalypse
    Calculus Diaries: a Year Discovering How Maths can Help You Lose Weight, Win in Vegas and Survive the Zombie Apocalypse
    ISBN: 9780715641439
    Title: Calculus Diaries: a Year Discovering How Maths can Help You Lose Weight, Win in Vegas and Survive the Zombie Apocalypse
    Author: OUELLETTE JENNIFER

    The Calculus Diaries is the fun and fascinating account of her year spent confronting her number-phobia head on. With real wit and verve, Ouellette shows how she learned to apply calculus to everything from petrol mileages to dieting, from rollercoaster rides to shooting cards in Las Vegas - proving that anyone can learn the fundamentals of maths' universal language, and make the world a whole lot more comprehensible.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
  • Calculus Diaries: How Math can Help You Lose Weight, Win in Vegas & Survive a Zombie Apocalypse
    Calculus Diaries: How Math can Help You Lose Weight, Win in Vegas & Survive a Zombie Apocalypse
    ISBN: 9780715645130
    Title: Calculus Diaries: How Math can Help You Lose Weight, Win in Vegas & Survive a Zombie Apocalypse
    Author: OUELLETTE JENNIFER

    How maths can help you lose weight, win at the casino and survive a zombie apocalypse. Jennifer Ouellette never took maths in the sixth form, mostly because she - like most of us - assumed she wouldn' t need it much in real life. But then the English graduate, now an award-winning science-writer, had a change of heart and decided to revisit the equations and formulas that had haunted her youth. The Calculus Diaries is the fun and fascinating account of a year spent confronting her numbers-phobia head on. With wit and verve, Ouellette explains how she discovered that maths could apply to everything from petrol mileages to dieting, rollercoaster rides to winning in Las Vegas.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Calculus for Dummies
    Calculus for Dummies
    ISBN: 9781118791295
    Title: Calculus for Dummies
    Author: RYAN MARK

    Slay the calculus monster with this user-friendly guide

    "Calculus For Dummies, 2nd Edition" makescalculus manageable--even if you're one of the many studentswho sweat at the thought of it. By breaking down differentiationand integration into digestible concepts, this guide helps youbuild a stronger foundation with a solid understanding of the bigideas at work. This user-friendly math book leads you step-by-stepthrough each concept, operation, and solution, explaining the "how"and "why" in plain English instead of math-speak. Through relevantinstruction and practical examples, you'll soon learn thatreal-life calculus isn't nearly the monster it's made out tobe.

    Calculus is a required course for many college majors, and forstudents without a strong math foundation, it can be a real barrierto graduation. Breaking that barrier down means recognizingcalculus for what it is--simply a tool for studying the waysin which variables interact. It's the logical extension of thealgebra, geometry, and trigonometry you've already taken, and"Calculus For Dummies, 2nd Edition" proves that ifyou can master those classes, you can tackle calculus and win.Includes foundations in algebra, trigonometry, and pre-calculusconceptsExplores sequences, series, and graphing common functionsInstructs you how to approximate area with integrationFeatures things to remember, things to forget, and things youcan't get away with

    Stop fearing calculus, and learn to embrace the challenge. Withthis comprehensive study guide, you'll gain the skills andconfidence that make all the difference. "Calculus For Dummies,2nd Edition" provides a roadmap for success, and thebackup you need to get there.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.00

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  • Calculus Story: A Mathematical Adventure
    Calculus Story: A Mathematical Adventure
    ISBN: 9780198804543
    Title: Calculus Story: A Mathematical Adventure
    Author: ACHESON DAVID

    Calculus is the key to much of modern science and engineering. It is the mathematical method for the analysis of things that change, and since in the natural world we are surrounded by change, the development of calculus was a huge breakthrough in the history of mathematics. But it is also something of a mathematical adventure, largely because of the way infinity enters at virtually every twist and turn...

    In The Calculus Story, David Acheson presents a wide-ranging picture of calculus and its applications, from ancient Greece right up to the present day. Drawing on their original writings, he introduces the people who helped to build our understanding of calculus. With a step-by-step treatment, he demonstrates how to start doing calculus, from the very beginning.


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $35.00

    $35.00
  • Cambridge International AS & A Level Mathematics: Pure Mathematics 2 & 3 Coursebook
    Cambridge International AS & A Level Mathematics: Pure Mathematics 2 & 3 Coursebook
    ISBN: 9781108407199
    Title: Cambridge International AS & A Level Mathematics: Pure Mathematics 2 & 3 Coursebook
    Author: PEMBERTON SUE; HUGHES JULIANNE; GILBEY JULIAN (EDI

    This series has been developed specifically for the Cambridge International AS & A Level Mathematics (9709) syllabus to be examined from 2020. Cambridge International AS & A Level Mathematics: Pure Mathematics 2 & 3 matches the corresponding units of the syllabus. It clearly indicates materials required for P3 study only, and contains materials on topics such as logarithmic and exponential functions, trigonometry, differentiation, integration, numerical solutions of equations, vectors and complex numbers. This coursebook contains a variety of features including recap sections for students to check their prior knowledge, detailed explanations and worked examples, end-of-chapter and cross-topic review exercises and 'Explore' tasks to encourage deeper thinking around mathematical concepts. Answers to coursebook questions are at the back of the book.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $52.00
    $52.00
  • Cambridge International AS and a Level Mathematics: Pure Mathematics 1 Coursebook
    Cambridge International AS and a Level Mathematics: Pure Mathematics 1 Coursebook
    ISBN: 9781108407144
    Title: Cambridge International AS and a Level Mathematics: Pure Mathematics 1 Coursebook
    Author: PEMBERTON SUE ; GILBEY JULIAN (EDITOR)

    This series has been developed specifically for the Cambridge International AS & A Level Mathematics (9709) syllabus to be examined from 2020. Cambridge International AS & A Level Mathematics: Pure Mathematics 1 matches the corresponding unit of the syllabus, with a clear and logical progression through. It contains materials on topics such as quadratics, functions, coordinate geometry, circular measure, series, differentiation and integration. This coursebook contains a variety of features including recap sections for students to check their prior knowledge, detailed explanations and worked examples, end-of-chapter and cross-topic review exercises and 'Explore' tasks to encourage deeper thinking around mathematical concepts. Answers to coursebook questions are at the back of the book.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $52.00
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  • Cartoon Introduction to Statistics
    Cartoon Introduction to Statistics
    ISBN: 9780809033591
    Title: Cartoon Introduction to Statistics
    Author: KLEIN GRADY


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
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  • Chaotic Fishponds & Mirror Universes the Strange Maths Behind the Modern World
    Chaotic Fishponds & Mirror Universes the Strange Maths Behind the Modern World
    ISBN: 9781780871608
    Title: Chaotic Fishponds & Mirror Universes the Strange Maths Behind the Modern World
    Author: ELWES RICHARD


    What can we learn from fish in a pond? How do social networks connect the world? How can artificial intelligences learn? Why would life be different in a mirror universe?


    Mathematics is everywhere, whether we are aware of it or not. Exploring the subject through 35 of its often odd and unexpected applications, this book provides an insight into the 'hidden wiring' that governs our world.


    From the astonishing theorems that control computers to the formulae behind stocks and shares, and from the foundations of the internet to the maths behind medical imaging, Chaotic Fishponds and Mirror Universes explains how mathematics determines every aspect of our lives - right down to the foundations of our bodies.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
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  • Circle: a Mathematical Exploration Beyond the Line
    Circle: a Mathematical Exploration Beyond the Line
    ISBN: 9781633881679
    Title: Circle: a Mathematical Exploration Beyond the Line
    Author: POSAMENTIER ALFRED S; GERETSCHLAGER ROBERT

    The circle has fascinated mathematicians since ancient times. This entertaining book describes in layperson's terms the many intriguing properties of this fundamental shape. If math has intimidated you, this may be the ideal book to help you appreciate the discipline through one of its most important elements.
    The authors begin with a brief review of the basic properties of the circle and related figures. They then show the many ways in which the circle manifests itself in the field of geometry--leading to some amazing relationships and truly important geometric theorems. In addition, they explore remarkable circle constructions and demonstrate how all constructions in geometry that usually require an unmarked straightedge and a compass can also be done with the compass alone. Among other things, the reader will learn that circles can generate some unusual curves - many even quite artistic. Finally, the role of circles in art and architecture and a discussion of the circle's place on the sphere bring "full circle" this presentation of a key element of geometry.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Code Book
    Code Book
    ISBN: 9781857028898
    Title: Code Book
    Author: SINGH SIMON

    The Science of Secrecy from Ancient Egypt to Quantum Cryptography From the best-selling author of Fermat's Last Theorem, The Code Book is a history of man's urge to uncover the secrets of codes, from Egyptian puzzles to modern day computer encryptions. As in Fermat's Last Theorem, Simon Singh brings life to an anstonishing story of puzzles, codes, languages and riddles that reveals man's continual pursuit to disguise and uncover, and to work out the secret languages of others. Codes have influenced events throughout history, both in the stories of those who make them and those who break them.

    The betrayal of Mary Queen of Scots and the cracking of the enigma code that helped the Allies in World War II are major episodes in a continuing history of cryptography. In addition to stories of intrigue and warfare, Simon Singh also investigates other codes, the unravelling of genes and the rediscovery of ancient languages and most tantalisingly, the Beale ciphers, an unbroken code that could hold the key to a $20 million treasure.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $33.00
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  • Cryptonomicon
    Cryptonomicon
    ISBN: 9780099410676
    Title: Cryptonomicon
    Author: STEPHENSON NEAL

    Neal Stephenson hacks into the secret histories of nations and the private obsessions of men, decrypting with dazzling virtuosity the forces that have shaped the past century. Weaving together the cracking of the Axis codes during WWII and the quest to establish a free South East Asian 'data haven' for digital information in the present, Cryptonomicon explores themes of power, information, secrecy and war in the twentieth century in a gripping and page-turning thriller.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $33.00
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  • Discipline & Experience: the Mathematical Way in the Scientific Revolution
    Discipline & Experience: the Mathematical Way in the Scientific Revolution
    ISBN: 9780226139449
    Title: Discipline & Experience: the Mathematical Way in the Scientific Revolution
    Author: DEAR PETER R

    Although the Scientific Revolution has long been regarded as the beginning of modern science, there has been little consensus about its true character. While the application of mathematics to the study of the natural world has always been recognized as an important factor, the role of experiment has been less clearly understood.
    Peter Dear investigates the nature of the change that occurred during this period, focusing particular attention on evolving notions of experience and how these developed into the experimental work that is at the center of modern science. He examines seventeenth-century mathematical sciences astronomy, optics, and mechanics not as abstract ideas, but as vital enterprises that involved practices related to both experience and experiment. Dear illuminates how mathematicians and natural philosophers of the period Mersenne, Descartes, Pascal, Barrow, Newton, Boyle, and the Jesuits used experience in their argumentation, and how and why these approaches changed over the course of a century. Drawing on mathematical texts and works of natural philosophy from all over Europe, he describes a process of change that was gradual, halting, sometimes contradictory far from the sharp break with intellectual tradition implied by the term "revolution.""

    Price: $89.00
    $89.00
  • Eton Statistical & Math Tables
    Eton Statistical & Math Tables
    ISBN: 9780868636313
    Title: Eton Statistical & Math Tables


    Price: $16.00
    $16.00
  • Euclid's Elements: All Thirteen Books Complete in One Volume
    Euclid's Elements: All Thirteen Books Complete in One Volume
    ISBN: 9781888009187
    Title: Euclid's Elements: All Thirteen Books Complete in One Volume
    Author: EUCLID & DENSMORE (TRANSLATOR)

    The classic Heath translation, in a completely new layout with plenty of space and generous margins. An affordable but sturdy sewn hardcover student and teacher edition in one volume, with minimal notes and a new index/glossary.


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $79.00
    $79.00
  • Everyday Maths for Grown-ups
    Everyday Maths for Grown-ups
    ISBN: 9781782433354
    Title: Everyday Maths for Grown-ups
    Author: POSKITT KJARTAN

    Day-to-day life is full of scenarios where your skill with numbers is tested, whether it's dividing up your share of the restaurant bill or working out whether you've been overcharged at the checkout. This book contains the various shortcuts, fun tricks and fresh approaches you need to tackle complex calculations.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
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  • Everything & More    Compact History of Infinity   New Edition
    Everything & More Compact History of Infinity New Edition
    ISBN: 9780393339284
    Title: Everything & More Compact History of Infinity New Edition
    Author: WALLACE DAVID FOSTER

    Is infinity a valid mathematical property or a meaningless abstraction? David Foster Wallace brings his intellectual ambition and characteristic bravura style to the story of how mathematicians have struggled to understand the infinite, from the ancient Greeks to the nineteenth-century mathematical genius Georg Cantor's counterintuitive discovery that there was more than one kind of infinity. Smart, challenging, and thoroughly rewarding, Wallace's tour de force brings immediate and high-profile recognition to the bizarre and fascinating world of higher mathematics.




    Format: Paperback
    Price: $32.00
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  • Fatal Numbers Why Count on Chance
    Fatal Numbers Why Count on Chance
    ISBN: 9781935830016
    Title: Fatal Numbers Why Count on Chance
    Author: ENZENSBERGER HANS MAGNUS LEEDER KAREN (TRANS)


    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $34.00
    $34.00
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