Category: Mathematics

  • The Drunkard's Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives

    By Leonard Mlodinow

    With the born storyteller's command of narrative and inventive technique, Leonard Mlodinow vividly demonstrates how our lives are profoundly educated accidentally and randomness and the way every thing from wine scores and company good fortune to varsity grades and political polls are much less trustworthy than we believe.

    By exhibiting us the genuine nature of probability and revealing the mental illusions that reason us to misjudge the global round us, Mlodinow supplies us the instruments we have to make extra expert judgements. From the study room to the court and from monetary markets to supermarkets, Mlodinow's exciting and illuminating examine how randomness, probability, and likelihood impact our day-by-day lives will intrigue, awe, and inspire.

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  • How to Think Like a Mathematician: A Companion to Undergraduate Mathematics

    By Dr Kevin Houston

    Searching for a head begin on your undergraduate measure in arithmetic? might be you may have already began your measure and believe bewildered by way of the topic you formerly enjoyed? do not panic! This pleasant better half will ease your transition to genuine mathematical considering. operating throughout the booklet you are going to strengthen an arsenal of concepts that can assist you free up the that means of definitions, theorems and proofs, resolve difficulties, and write arithmetic successfully. the entire significant equipment of evidence - direct procedure, instances, induction, contradiction and contrapositive - are featured. Concrete examples are used all through, and you will get lots of perform on themes universal to many classes akin to divisors, Euclidean algorithms, modular mathematics, equivalence relatives, and injectivity and surjectivity of features. the cloth has been validated by way of actual scholars over a long time so the entire necessities are lined. With over three hundred routines that will help you try your development, you will soon methods to imagine like a mathematician.
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  • Applied Calculus

    By Deborah Hughes-Hallett, Patti Frazer Lock, Andrew M. Gleason

    Applied Calculus fifth Edition is praised for the artistic and sundry conceptual and modeling difficulties which inspire and problem students.  The 5th variation of this marketplace top textual content shows a similar strengths from previous versions together with the "Rule of Four," an emphasis on strategies and modeling, exposition that scholars can learn and comprehend and a versatile method of know-how. up-to-date information and clean purposes during the publication are designed to construct scholar self belief with simple innovations and to enhance abilities. As within the past version, a Pre-test is incorporated for college students whose talents might have a refresher ahead of taking the course.

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  • Berkeley Problems in Mathematics (Problem Books in Mathematics)

    By Jorge-Nuno Silva

    This ebook collects nearly 9 hundred difficulties that experience seemed at the initial checks in Berkeley over the past two decades. it really is a useful resource of difficulties and options. Readers who paintings via this ebook will enhance challenge fixing talents in such parts as actual research, multivariable calculus, differential equations, metric areas, advanced research, algebra, and linear algebra.
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  • A Mathematical Tapestry: Demonstrating the Beautiful Unity of Mathematics

    This easy-to-read ebook demonstrates how an easy geometric thought unearths interesting connections and ends up in quantity idea, the math of polyhedra, combinatorial geometry, and workforce conception. utilizing a scientific paper-folding technique it really is attainable to build a customary polygon with any variety of facets. This extraordinary set of rules has ended in fascinating proofs of sure leads to quantity idea, has been used to respond to combinatorial questions related to walls of house, and has enabled the authors to procure the formulation for the quantity of a standard tetrahedron in round 3 steps, utilizing not anything extra advanced than simple mathematics and the main easy aircraft geometry. All of those rules, and extra, display the great thing about arithmetic and the interconnectedness of its numerous branches. special directions, together with transparent illustrations, permit the reader to achieve hands-on event developing those versions and to find for themselves the styles and relationships they unearth.
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  • Geometry (Idiot's Guides)

    By Sonal Bhatt, Rebecca Dayton

    Near to all people takes a geometry category at one time or one other. And whereas a few humans quick seize the techniques, so much locate geometry not easy. protecting every thing one could count on to come across in a highschool or collage path, Idiot's publications: Geometry covers every thing a scholar would have to comprehend. This all-new ebook will combine workbook-like perform inquiries to make stronger the teachings. additionally, a thesaurus of phrases, postulates, and theorems offer a short connection with need-to-know info to boot. Easy-to-understand, step by step factors stroll the reader through:- fundamentals of Geometry- Reasoning and facts- Perpendicular and Parallel strains- Congruent Triangles- houses of Triangles- Quadrilaterals- variations- Similarity- correct Triangles and Trigonometry- Circles- region of Polygons and Circles- floor region and quantity
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  • Mathematics without Apologies: Portrait of a Problematic Vocation (Science Essentials)

    By Michael Harris

    What do natural mathematicians do, and why do they do it? having a look past the traditional answers--for the sake of fact, good looks, and functional applications--this ebook bargains an eclectic landscape of the lives and values and hopes and fears of mathematicians within the twenty-first century, assembling fabric from a startlingly assorted collection of scholarly, journalistic, and dad tradition sources.

    Drawing on his own reviews and obsessions in addition to the strategies and critiques of mathematicians from Archimedes and Omar Khayyám to such modern giants as Alexander Grothendieck and Robert Langlands, Michael Harris unearths the air of secrecy and romance of arithmetic in addition to its darker part. during this portrait of arithmetic as a group united round a suite of universal highbrow, moral, and existential demanding situations, he touches on a large choice of questions, comparable to: Are mathematicians accountable for the 2008 monetary hindrance? How will we speak about the information we have been born too quickly to appreciate? and the way in case you react while you're requested to give an explanation for quantity thought at a dinner party?

    Disarmingly candid, relentlessly clever, and richly pleasing, Mathematics with out Apologies takes readers on an unapologetic guided journey of the mathematical lifestyles, from the philosophy and sociology of arithmetic to its reflections in movie and well known song, with detours during the mathematical and mystical traditions of Russia, India, medieval Islam, the Bronx, and beyond.

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  • Winning Ways for Your Mathematical Plays: Volume 1

    This vintage on video games and the way to play them intelligently is being re-issued in a brand new, 4 quantity variation. This publication has laid the root to a mathematical method of enjoying video games. The clever authors wield witty phrases, which wangle splendidly successful methods. In quantity 1, the authors do the Spade paintings, offering theories and strategies to "dissect" video games of assorted constructions and codecs with the intention to increase profitable innovations.
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  • The Man Who Counted: A Collection of Mathematical Adventures

    By Malba Tahan, Patricia Reid Baquero

    “A nice storyteller.”―Paulo Coelho, writer of The Alchemist

    Malba Tahan is the construction of a celebrated Brazilian mathematician trying to find the way to convey many of the mysteries and pleasures of arithmetic to a much wider public. The adventures of Beremiz Samir, the fellow Who Counted, take the reader on a trip within which, repeatedly, Samir summons his striking mathematical powers to settle disputes, supply clever suggestion, conquer risky enemies, and win for himself repute, fortune, and wealthy rewards. We examine of earlier mathematicians and are available to appreciate Samir’s knowledge and persistence. within the grace of Tahan’s telling, those tales carry strange delights for the reader. 34 illustrations
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