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The World of Mathematics Vol 1

Author : James Roy Newman
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Presents 33 essays on such topics as statistics and the design of experiments, group theory, the mathematics of infinity, the mathematical way of thinking, the unreasonableness of mathematics, and mathematics as an art. A reprint of volume 3 of the four-volume edition originally published by Simon and Schuster in 1956. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com).

The World of Mathematics Vol 2

Author : James R. Newman
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Vol. 2 of a monumental 4-volume set covers mathematics and the physical world, mathematics and social science, and the laws of chance, with non-technical essays by eminent mathematicians, economists, scientists, and others.

The World of Mathematics

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A monumental four-volume set Vol. 1 includes general survey of mathematics; Vol. 2 covers mathematics and the physical world, mathematics and social science; Vol. 3 covers statistics, design of experiments, group theory, mathematics of infinity; Vol. 4 covers mathematical machines, mathematics in warfare, a mathematical theory of art.

The World of Mathematics

Author : James Roy Newman
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Presents 33 essays on such topics as statistics and the design of experiments, group theory, the mathematics of infinity, the mathematical way of thinking, the unreasonableness of mathematics, and mathematics as an art. A reprint of volume 3 of the four-volume edition originally published by Simon and Schuster in 1956. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com).

The World of Mathematics

Author : James R. Newman
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Reading and Writing the World with Mathematics

Author : Eric Gutstein
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Mathematics education in the United States can reproduce social inequalities whether schools use either "basic-skills" curricula to prepare mainly low-income students of color for low-skilled service jobs or "standards-based" curricula to ready students for knowledge-intensive positions. And working for fundamental social change and rectifying injustice are rarely included in any mathematics curriculum. Reading and Writing the World with Mathematics argues that mathematics education should prepare students to investigate and critique injustice, and to challenge, in words and actions, oppressive structures and acts. Based on teacher-research, the book provides a theoretical framework and practical examples for how mathematics educators can connect schooling to a larger sociopolitical context and concretely teach mathematics for social justice.

Step into the World of Mathematics

Author : Samuli Siltanen
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Modern life is increasingly relying on digital technology, which in turn runs on mathematics. However, this underlying math is hidden from us. That is mostly a good thing since we do not want to be solving equations and calculating fractions just to get things done in our everyday business. But the mathematical details do matter for anyone who wants to understand how stuff works, or wishes to create something new in the jungle of apps and algorithms. This book takes a look at the mathematical models behind weather forecasting, climate change prediction, artificial intelligence, medical imaging and computer graphics. The reader is expected to have only a curious mind; technical math skills are not needed for enjoying this text.

Fascinating World of Mathematics

Author : Chander Mohan
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This book is about mathematics and not a book on mathematics. The book will be of interest to those who have knowledge of school level mathematics and want to be aware of its fascinating and charming aspects which they might not have been exposed to, or might have missed in school days. The book is also intended to motivate in particular the youngsters into feeling attracted, fascinated and excited about mathematics instead of dreading it. The book is primarily a collection of school level topics of mathematics which lend themselves to relatively simple mathematical analysis. An effort has been made to present certain basic areas of school mathematics in a way that may provide intellectual stimulus and excitement to the reader. It has been the intention of the author to inform, entertain and make common people comfortable with mathematics instead of getting scared of it. The book takes the reader on a walking tour' of certain exciting and fascinating aspects of the popular areas of school level mathematics. The book has been divided into two parts. The first part is titled Charm and beauty in mathematics'. In this part an effort has been made to highlight charming, exciting and fascinating aspects of school level mathematics and its applications. It is spread over the first eleven chapters. The second part of the book is titled Mathematical diversions and recreations'. It introduces the reader to a variety of games and puzzles based on mathematics which provide not only good pastime and refreshment to the mind but also help in sharpening the mental faculties for critical and fast thinking. This part of the book contains five chapters.

The World of Mathematics

Author : James R. Newman
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The World of Mathematics III

Author : James R. Newman
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The World of Mathematics

Author : James Roy Newman
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The objective of this anthology is to introduce intelligent laypersons to the scope, power, significance and beauty of mathematics. It comprises a four-volume set with the selection of articles arranged within topic groupings.

Mathematics in Nature

Author : John A. Adam
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From rainbows, river meanders, and shadows to spider webs, honeycombs, and the markings on animal coats, the visible world is full of patterns that can be described mathematically. Examining such readily observable phenomena, this book introduces readers to the beauty of nature as revealed by mathematics and the beauty of mathematics as revealed in nature. Generously illustrated, written in an informal style, and replete with examples from everyday life, Mathematics in Nature is an excellent and undaunting introduction to the ideas and methods of mathematical modeling. It illustrates how mathematics can be used to formulate and solve puzzles observed in nature and to interpret the solutions. In the process, it teaches such topics as the art of estimation and the effects of scale, particularly what happens as things get bigger. Readers will develop an understanding of the symbiosis that exists between basic scientific principles and their mathematical expressions as well as a deeper appreciation for such natural phenomena as cloud formations, halos and glories, tree heights and leaf patterns, butterfly and moth wings, and even puddles and mud cracks. Developed out of a university course, this book makes an ideal supplemental text for courses in applied mathematics and mathematical modeling. It will also appeal to mathematics educators and enthusiasts at all levels, and is designed so that it can be dipped into at leisure.

The World of Mathematics

Author : George A. W. Boehm
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Ramanujan s Place in the World of Mathematics

Author : Krishnaswami Alladi
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This book is a collection of articles, all by the author, on the Indian mathematical genius Srinivasa Ramanujan as well as on some of the greatest mathematicians throughout the history whose life and works have things in common with Ramanujan. It presents a unique comparative study of Ramanujan’s spectacular discoveries and remarkable life and of the monumental contributions of various mathematical luminaries, some of whom, like Ramanujan, overcame great difficulties in life. In the book, some aspects of Ramanujan’s contributions, such as his remarkable formulae for the number pi, his pathbreaking work in the theory of partitions, and his fundamental observations on quadratic forms, are discussed. Finally, the book describes various current efforts to ensure that the legacy of Ramanujan will be preserved and continue to thrive in the future. Thus the book is an enlightening study of Ramanujan as a mathematician and a human being.

The World of Mathematics

Author : James R. Newman
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The Hidden World of Math

Author : Nancy Dickman
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Math is all around us; on Earth and into space! This soft-learning approach to looking at how math is present in everything we do and see reinforces how important it is. Once you start to look, you'll soon see how math is present in science, nature, art, sport and space. There is a reason why the moon can cause a total eclipse, even though it's much smaller than the sun but you'll need some easy math to see how that can be. It's mind-blowingly awesome stuff! Explore this magical, mathematical world and get practical, with some activities to try too.

The World of Mathematics A mathematician s apology

Author : James Roy Newman
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The Mathematics That Power Our World

Author : Joseph Khoury
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The Mathematics That Power Our World: How Is It Made? is an attempt to unveil the hidden mathematics behind the functioning of many of the devices we use on a daily basis. For the past years, discussions on the best approach in teaching and learning mathematics have shown how much the world is divided on this issue. The one reality we seem to agree on globally is the fact that our new generation is lacking interest and passion for the subject. One has the impression that the vast majority of young students finishing high school or in their early post-secondary studies are more and more divided into two main groups when it comes to the perception of mathematics. The first group looks at mathematics as a pure academic subject with little connection to the real world. The second group considers mathematics as a set of tools that a computer can be programmed to use and thus, a basic knowledge of the subject is sufficient. This book serves as a middle ground between these two views. Many of the elegant and seemingly theoretical concepts of mathematics are linked to state-of-the-art technologies. The topics of the book are selected carefully to make that link more relevant. They include: digital calculators, basics of data compression and the Huffman coding, the JPEG standard for data compression, the GPS system studied both from the receiver and the satellite ends, image processing and face recognition. This book is a great resource for mathematics educators in high schools, colleges and universities who want to engage their students in advanced readings that go beyond the classroom discussions. It is also a solid foundation for anyone thinking of pursuing a career in science or engineering. All efforts were made so that the exposition of each topic is as clear and self-contained as possible and thus, appealing to anyone trying to broaden his mathematical horizons. Contents: What Makes a Calculator Calculate?Basics of Data Compression, Prefix-Free Codes and Huffman CodesThe JPEG Standard Global Positioning System (GPS)Image Processing and Face Recognition Readership: Advanced high school students, undergraduates and teachers interested in the mathemtics that drive many modern technologies.

LIFE

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LIFE Magazine is the treasured photographic magazine that chronicled the 20th Century. It now lives on at LIFE.com, the largest, most amazing collection of professional photography on the internet. Users can browse, search and view photos of today’s people and events. They have free access to share, print and post images for personal use.

How Numbers Work

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Think of a number between one and ten No, hang on, let's make this interesting. Between zero and infinity. Even if you stick to the whole numbers, there are a lot to choose from - an infinite number in fact. Throw in decimal fractions and infinity suddenly gets an awful lot bigger (is that even possible?) And then there are the negative numbers, the imaginary numbers, the irrational numbers like p which never end. It literally never ends. The world of numbers is indeed strange and beautiful. Among its inhabitants are some really notable characters - pi, e, the square root of minus two and the famous golden ratio to name just a few. Prime numbers occupy a special status. Zero is very odd indeed. And even some apparently common-or-garden integers such as 37 have special properties. Adventures In Mathematics takes a tour of this mind-blowing but beautiful world of numbers and the mathematical rules that connect them. Find out mathematicians' favourite numbers, and the ones they are afraid of (spoiler: it isn't 13). Discover the incredible connection between numbers and the rules of nature. And learn some amazing mathematical tricks that will keep you amused for hours.