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50 Maths Ideas You Really Need to Know (50 Ideas You Really Need to Know series)
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    Category Type
    Mathematics
    Item EAN
    2724318289039
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    Author
    Tony Crilly
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    Publisher
    Quercus
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    Description:


    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

    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 
 

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