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  • Seventeen Equations that Changed the World
    Seventeen Equations that Changed the World (English, Paperback) Ian Stewart

    Examines seventeen groundbreaking equations that have altered the course of human history. This book explores how Pythagoras' 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 Schrodinger's cat.

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  • Wonders Beyond Numbers
    Wonders Beyond Numbers (English, Hardback) Johnny Ball

    An all-encompassing history of mathematics from beloved TV presenter Johnny Ball.

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  • Beyond Infinity
    Beyond Infinity (English, Paperback) Eugenia Cheng

    SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2017 ROYAL SOCIETY SCIENCE BOOK PRIZE ...

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  • An Imaginary Tale
    An Imaginary Tale (English, Paperback) Paul J. Nahin

    In the title, "[the square root of minus one]" appears as a radical over "-1."

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  • Sodding Sums
    Sodding Sums (Hardback) Hywel Carver

    Sodding Sums will subtract stress and divide difficulty so you no longer feel clueless when challenged by maths.

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  • The Numbers Game
    The Numbers Game (Paperback) Chris Anderson, David Sally

    What if the numbers that really matter, the ones that hold the key to winning matches, are actually 2.66, 53.4, 50/50, and 0 > 1? What if managers only make a 15 per cent difference? What if Chelsea should have bought Darren Bent? This book shows that every shred of knowledge we can gather can help us to love football and understand it even more.

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  • The Music of the Primes
    The Music of the Primes (Paperback) Marcus du Sautoy

    The paperback of the critically-acclaimed popular science book by a writer who is fast becoming a celebrity mathematician.

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  • Secrets Of Mental Math
    Secrets Of Mental Math (English, Paperback) Arthur Benjamin, Michael Shermer

    Did you know it's easier to add and subtract from left to right, rather than the other way around? That it's possible to square a three-digit number in mere seconds? Regardless of their skill level, with this book, anyone can mentally calculate complex problems with amazing ease.

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  • The Great Mathematical Problems
    The Great Mathematical Problems (English, Paperback) Ian Stewart

    There are some mathematical problems whose significance goes beyond the ordinary - like Fermat's Last Theorem or Goldbach's Conjecture. This book explains why these problems exist, why they matter, what drives mathematicians to incredible lengths to solve them and where they stand in the context of mathematics and science as a whole.

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  • Statistics: An Introduction: Teach Yourself
    Statistics: An Introduction: Teach Yourself (English, Paperback) Alan Graham

    A bestselling introductory course that covers all the key areas of Statistics including graphs, data interpretation, spreadsheets, regression, correlation and probability.

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  • Zero
    Zero (Paperback) Charles Seife $17.44
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  • Professor Stewart's Hoard of Mathematical Treasures
    Professor Stewart's Hoard of Mathematical Treasures (English, Paperback) Ian Stewart

    Presents a collection of games, puzzles, paradoxes, brainteasers, and riddles. This title helps you find out: how to organise chaos; how matter balances anti-matter; how to turn a sphere inside out (without creasing it); why you can't comb a hairy ball; and, how to calculate pi by observing the stars.

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  • The Signal and the Noise
    The Signal and the Noise (English, Paperback) Nate Silver

    Reveals how we can all develop better foresight in an uncertain world. From the stock market to the poker table, from earthquakes to the economy, the author takes us on an enthralling insider's tour of the high-stakes world of forecasting, showing how we can use information in a smarter way amid a noise of data - and make predictions in our lives.

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  • Fearless Symmetry
    Fearless Symmetry (English, Paperback) Avner Ash, Robert Gross

    Mathematicians solve equations, or try to. But sometimes the solutions are not as interesting as the beautiful symmetric patterns that lead to them. This book discusses these elegant and mysterious patterns and the ingenious techniques mathematicians use to uncover them. It addresses representation theory and reciprocity laws.

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  • The Math Book
    The Math Book (English, Paperback) Clifford A. Pickover

    Beginning millions of years ago with ancient "ant odometers" and moving through time to our modern-day quest for new dimensions, this title covers 250 milestones in mathematical history. It helps readers learn about: cicada-generated prime numbers, magic squares from centuries ago, the discovery of pi and calculus, and the butterfly effect.

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  • Basic Mathematics: An Introduction: Teach Yourself
    Basic Mathematics: An Introduction: Teach Yourself (English, Paperback) Alan Graham

    A bestselling introductory course, complete with exercises, that has been proven to help beginners or strugglers become confident in a short space of time.

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  • The Irrationals
    The Irrationals (English, Paperback) Julian Havil

    Discusses the history of irrational numbers, surveys the work of mathematicians who have worked with them, and explores the questions and difficulties that still exist about them.

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  • How Many Socks Make a Pair?
    How Many Socks Make a Pair? (English, Paperback) Rob Eastaway

    How many socks make a pair? The answer is not always two. And behind this question lies a world of maths that can be surprising, amusing and even beautiful.

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  • Chaos
    Chaos (Paperback) James Gleick

    Chaos brings together work in the field of chaos theory, an extension of classical mechanics, in which simple and complex causes are seen to interact.

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  • Chases and Escapes
    Chases and Escapes (English, Paperback) Paul J. Nahin

    We all played tag when we were kids. What most of us don't realize is that this simple chase game is in fact an application of pursuit theory. This book gives us the complete history of this area of mathematics, from its classical analytical beginnings to the present day.

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