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The Math Handbook

The Math Handbook

  • Author: Richard Elwes
  • Publisher: Quercus
  • ISBN: 1623652944
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 224
  • View: 2015
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This is the perfect introduction for those who have a lingering fear of math. If you think that math is difficult, confusing, dull or just plain scary, then The Math Handbook is your ideal companion. Covering all the basics including fractions, equations, primes, squares and square roots, geometry and fractals, Dr. Richard Elwes will lead you gently towards a greater understanding of this fascinating subject. Even apparently daunting concepts are explained simply, with the assistance of useful diagrams, and with a refreshing lack of jargon. So whether you're an adult or a student, whether you like Sudoku but hate doing sums, or whether you've always been daunted by numbers at work, school or in everyday life, you won't find a better way of overcoming your nervousness about numbers and learning to enjoy making the most of mathematics.

The Maths Handbook

The Maths Handbook

Everyday Maths Made Simple

  • Author: Richard Elwes
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781782069454
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 304
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This is the perfect introduction for those who have a lingering fear of maths. If you think that maths is difficult, confusing, dull or just plain scary, then The Maths Handbook is your ideal companion. Covering all the basics including fractions, equations, primes, squares and square roots, geometry and fractals, Dr Richard Elwes will lead you gently towards a greater understanding of this fascinating subject. Even apparently daunting concepts are explained simply, with the assistance of useful diagrams, and with a refreshing lack of jargon. So whether you're an adult or a student, whether you like Sudoku but hate doing sums, or whether you've always been daunted by numbers at work, school or in everyday life, you won't find a better way of overcoming your nervousness about numbers and learning to enjoy making the most of mathematics.

Everyday Maths for Grown-Ups

Everyday Maths for Grown-Ups

  • Author: Kjartan Poskitt
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781782433354
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 176
  • View: 6085
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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. So many of us try to avoid these basic sums at all costs, waiting for someone else to step in with the answer, but Everyday Maths for Grown-Ups is the perfect solution! Includes chapters on: . How to Check a Till Receipt Quickly . Long Division . Multiplying and Dividing by 10, 100 or 1,000 . Money and Percentages . Converting Metres, Litres and Grams . Angles, Triangles and Trig. This book contains all the shortcuts, fun tricks and new approaches you need to tackle even complex calculations with confidence.

Basic Maths For Dummies

Basic Maths For Dummies

  • Author: Colin Beveridge
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 111997562X
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 284
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Whether you are returning to school, studying for an adult numeracy test, helping your kids with homework, or seeking the confidence that a firm maths foundation provides in everyday encounters, Basic Maths For Dummies, UK Edition, provides the content you need to improve your basic maths skills. Based upon the Adult Numeracy Core Curriculum, this title covers such topics as: Getting started with the building blocks of maths and setting yourself up for success Dealing with decimals, percentages and tackling fractions without fear Sizing Up weights, measures, and shapes How to handle statistics and gauge probability Filled with real-world examples and written by a PhD-level mathematician who specialises in tutoring adults and students, Basic Maths For Dummies also provides practical advice on overcoming maths anxiety and a host of tips, tricks, and memory aids that make learning maths (almost) painless - and even fun.

Auto Math Handbook

Auto Math Handbook

Calculations, Formulas, Equations and Theory for Automotive Enthusiasts

  • Author: John Lawlor
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 9781557880208
  • Category: Transportation
  • Page: 147
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Offers formulas and equations for calculating brake horsepower and torque, displacement, stroke, bore, compression ratio, and more

Rigging Math Made Simple, Third Edition

Rigging Math Made Simple, Third Edition

  • Author: Delbert L. Hall
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780692309896
  • Category: Stage machinery
  • Page: 312
  • View: 7959
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This book breaks down complex entertainment rigging (theatre and arena) calculations and makes them easy to understand. It also provides hints for remembering many rigging formulas. It is a great resource for anyone studying for either ETCP rigging exam, and includes an explanation of the equations found on the ETCP Certified Rigger - Formula Table. The third edition has a greatly expanded section on arena rigging, as well as more material and appendices for theatrical rigging. Also, this edition has links to even more free downloads of Excel workbooks for arena rigging. Beginning riggers will find this an excellent textbook and experience riggers will find it as a great reference book.

Mathematics One Thousand and One

Mathematics One Thousand and One

  • Author: Richard Elwes
  • Publisher: Firefly Books Limited
  • ISBN: 9781554077199
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 415
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Provides a practical reference to all aspects of mathematics, using clear explanations of such key mathematical concepts as analysis, logic, metamathematics, and mathematical physics.

Math to Know

Math to Know

A Mathematics Handbook

  • Author: Mary C. Cavanagh
  • Publisher: Great Source Education Group Incorporated
  • ISBN: 9780669535976
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 483
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A math resource for school and home.

How to Solve the Da Vinci Code

How to Solve the Da Vinci Code

  • Author: Richard Elwes
  • Publisher: Quercus
  • ISBN: 1623652499
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 224
  • View: 7439
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Can you outrun a bullet? How do you build an electronic brain? Could you slow down time? How do you unleash chaos? From Plato's classification of regular polyhedra to making a million on the stock market, How to Solve the Da Vinci Code gives you everything you need to understand how numbers work, and the impact they have on our lives every day.

Rapid Math Tricks & Tips

Rapid Math Tricks & Tips

30 Days to Number Power

  • Author: Edward H. Julius
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • ISBN: 9780471575634
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 240
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Demonstrates a slew of time-saving tips and tricks for performing common math calculations. Contains sample problems for each trick, leading the reader through step-by-step. Features two mid-terms and a final exam to test your progress plus hundreds of exercise problems ranging from simple to more sophisticated. Also includes sections on ``Mathematical Curiosities'' and ``Parlor Tricks'' for math lovers.

Understanding Maths 5th Ed

Understanding Maths 5th Ed

  • Author: Dr Graham Lawler
  • Publisher: Studymates
  • ISBN: 9781842854235
  • Category:
  • Page: N.A
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Math Magic

Math Magic

Human Calculator Shows How to Master Eve

  • Author: Scott Flansburg,Victoria Hay
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • ISBN: 0062434985
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 352
  • View: 3748
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Don't live in fear of math any longer. Math Magic makes math what you may never have imagined it to be: easy and fun! Scott Flansburg -- "the Human Calculator" who believes that there are no "mathematical illiterates," just people who have not learned how to make math work for them -- demonstrates how everyone can put their phobia to rest and deal with essential every-day mathematical calculations with confidence. This is the book for millions of otherwise successful adults who are afraid to balance their checkbooks and don't know how to figure interest on savings or credit, and for the millions of students who dread their math classes and live in fear of the SAT math section. In Math Magic, Scott Flansburg shows the reader how to: Master the basics, including the real way addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division work Simplify calculations through estimation Quick-check answers Convert metric measures to more familiar ones Figure tips, taxes, and percentages -- never get short-changed again! Master algebra using the nine easy steps to algebra Math Magic is for all of us who need and want to improve our understanding of math. With the help of Flansburg, the Guinness World Record holder as the Fastest Human Calculator, you can do math just like magic.

Man vs Maths

Man vs Maths

Understanding the curious mathematics that power our world

  • Author: Timothy Revell
  • Publisher: Aurum Press Limited
  • ISBN: 178131621X
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 224
  • View: 386
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Could we solve queuing with an equation? How do algorithms control our news? What is the secret behind encryption codes? Mathematics is inescapable. Wherever you go, whatever you do, however you live your life, mathematics plays a role. From controlling a city’s traffic to finding love, spending money online to building a skyscraper, the mathematics at play in our world is fascinating. Yet despite its ubiquity, for many of us, how the maths of today really works remains complex. Timothy Revell distils these complexities in this essential guide to modern-day mathematics. Along the way we discover how social media trends work, why the universe has a favourite number and what this means for you. Man vs Maths shows you how understanding a little more mathematics can help improve your life.

Math Smart

Math Smart

Essential Math for These Numeric Times

  • Author: Marcia Lerner
  • Publisher: Princeton Review
  • ISBN: 9780679746164
  • Category: Mathematics.
  • Page: 290
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Whether you're shopping in the supermarket or playing the stock market, a command of arithmetic is necessary in order to succeed in today's society. But many people have problems with even basic math. Enter Math Smart, an irreverent, easy-to-follow guide that begins with the basics of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division and goes on to the scary stuff like exponents, square roots, geometry and algebra. Math Smart will help you break down any complicated equation into its basic parts and won't require you to memorize dozens of long functions and equations. For students, Math Smart provides a great review for the math achievements and the math sections of the SAT, GMAT, GRE and ACT, as well as being a helpful supplement to confusing math texts. It includes drills throughout, reviews at the end of each chapter, and a glossary of terms.

In Praise of Simple Physics

In Praise of Simple Physics

The Science and Mathematics behind Everyday Questions

  • Author: Paul J. Nahin
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • ISBN: 1400880513
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 272
  • View: 9482
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Physics can explain many of the things that we commonly encounter. It can tell us why the night is dark, what causes the tides, and even how best to catch a baseball. With In Praise of Simple Physics, popular math and science writer Paul Nahin presents a plethora of situations that explore the science and math behind the wonders of everyday life. Roaming through a diverse range of puzzles, he illustrates how physics shows us ways to wring more energy from renewable sources, to measure the gravity in our car garages, to figure out which of three light switches in the basement controls the light bulb in the attic, and much, much more. How fast can you travel from London to Paris? How do scientists calculate the energy of an atomic bomb explosion? How do you kick a football so it stays in the air and goes a long way downfield? Nahin begins with simpler problems and progresses to more challenging questions, and his entertaining, accessible, and scientifically and mathematically informed explanations are all punctuated by his trademark humor. Readers are presumed to have some background in beginning differential and integral calculus. Whether you simply have a personal interest in physics' influence in the world or you're an engineering and science student who wants to gain more physics know-how, this book has an intriguing scenario for you. In Praise of Simple Physics proves that if we look carefully at the world around us, physics has answers for the most astonishing day-to-day occurrences.

Math in Everyday Life

Math in Everyday Life

  • Author: David E. Newton
  • Publisher: Walch Education
  • ISBN: 9780825142581
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 208
  • View: 9735
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With Math in Everyday Life, students apply basic math skills to all aspects of everyday life. Students use realistic and accurate forms, worksheets, and other paperwork to help build an understanding of an comfort level with the forms and related math applications that are part of daily living.

100% Proof! the Why of Maths

100% Proof! the Why of Maths

Visual and Algebraic Explanations of Formulas Needed for Gcse and a Level Mathematics( Black and White )

  • Author: Jane Hope
  • Publisher: Percival Press
  • ISBN: 9780993572227
  • Category:
  • Page: N.A
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This book is a collection of over a hundred visual and algebraic explanations and proofs of maths formulas and concepts, all needed for GCSE and A level. Set out as very understandable individual pages per proof, with clear diagrams and simple algebra, all these formulas are found within one handy volume. This book is a good revision addition, key to understanding and memory aid. Black and white. Included are: Areas of rectangle, circle, triangle, parallelogram, trapezium, surface area and volume cone and sphere, ratio sides of triangle, Pythagoras, sine relationship, sine formula, sine area triangle, cosine rule, quadratic formula to find root, root relationships, circle theorems, trig identities, double angle, sums of sines, cosines, difference of two squares, completing the square, sum of geometric and arithmetic sequences, formula for circle.........among others Often the 'why of maths' gets overlooked for the 'how' of using it, but these simple visual pages act as a key to understanding, and once understood, the maths becomes easier, it makes more sense, and the formulas are more likely to be remembered. The skills developed by using these pages are also fundamental to problem solving, finding an unknown, building on what you know to be true, experimenting, using logic. Such skills are essential for exam questions; problem solving is an important feature in current maths courses, as well as being a useful life skill.

Chaotic Fishponds and Mirror Universes

Chaotic Fishponds and Mirror Universes

The Strange Maths Behind the Modern World

  • Author: Richard Elwes
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 1780875614
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 368
  • View: 2837
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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.

Math in 100 Key Breakthroughs

Math in 100 Key Breakthroughs

  • Author: Richard Elwes
  • Publisher: Quercus
  • ISBN: 9781623650544
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 416
  • View: 5746
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Richard Elwes is a writer, teacher and researcher in Mathematics, visiting fellow at the University of Leeds, and contributor to numerous popular science magazines. He is a committed and recognized popularizer of mathematics. Of Elwes, Sonder Books 2011 Standouts said, "Dr. Elwes is brilliant at giving the reader the broad perspective, with enough details to fascinate, rather than confuse." Math in 100 Key Breakthroughs offers a series of short, clear-eyed essays explaining the fundamentals of the mathematical concepts everyone should know. Professor Richard Elwes profiles the most important, groundbreaking, and astonishing discoveries, which together have profoundly influenced our understanding of the universe. From the origins of counting--traced back to more than 35,000 years ago--to such contemporary breakthroughs as Wiles' Proof of Fermat's Last Theorem and Cook & Woolfram's Rule 110, this compulsively readable book tells the story of discovery, invention, and inspiration that have led to humankind's most important mathematical achievements.

Speed Math for Kids

Speed Math for Kids

The Fast, Fun Way To Do Basic Calculations

  • Author: Bill Handley
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 0787988634
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 256
  • View: 649
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Learn how to easily do quick mental math calculations Speed Math for Kids is your guide to becoming a math genius--even if you have struggled with math in the past. Believe it or not, you have the ability to perform lightning quick calculations that will astonish your friends, family, and teachers. You'll be able to master your multiplication tables in minutes, and learn basic number facts while doing it. While the other kids in class are still writing down the problems, you can be calling out the answers. Speed Math for Kids is all about playing with mathematics. This fun-filled book will teach you: * How to multiply and divide large numbers in your head * What you can do to make addition and subtraction easy * Tricks for understanding fractions and decimals * How to quickly check answers every time you make a calculation * And much more If you're looking for a foolproof way to do multiplication, division, factoring estimating, and more, Speed Math for Kids is the book for you. With enough practice you'll go straight to the top of the class!