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The Resource Beautiful, simple, exact, crazy : mathematics in the real world, Apoorva Khare and Anna Lachowska

Beautiful, simple, exact, crazy : mathematics in the real world, Apoorva Khare and Anna Lachowska

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Beautiful, simple, exact, crazy : mathematics in the real world
Title
Beautiful, simple, exact, crazy
Title remainder
mathematics in the real world
Statement of responsibility
Apoorva Khare and Anna Lachowska
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Language
eng
Summary
"In this vibrant work, which is ideal for teaching and learning, Apoorva Khare and Anna Lachowska explain the mathematics essential for understanding and appreciating our quantitative world. They show with examples that mathematics is a key tool in the creation and appreciation of art, music, and literature, not just science and technology. The book covers basic mathematical topics from logarithms to statistics, but the authors eschew mundane finance and probability problems. Instead, they explain how modular arithmetic helps keep our online transactions safe, how logarithms justify the twelve-tone scale commonly used in music, and how deep space probe transmissions are similar to medieval knights. Ideal for undergraduate coursework in introductory mathematics and requiring no knowledge of calculus, Khare and Lachowska's enlightening mathematics tour will appeal to a wide audience."--
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Back cover
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Khare, Apoorva
Dewey number
510
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QA11.2
LC item number
.K53 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Lachowska, Anna
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  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics
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Beautiful, simple, exact, crazy : mathematics in the real world, Apoorva Khare and Anna Lachowska
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Publication
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Algebra : the art and craft of computation -- 2. Velocity : on the road -- 3. Acceleration : after the apple falls -- 4. Irrational : the golden mean and other roots -- 5. Exponents : how much would you pay for the island of Manhattan? -- 6. Logarithms I. : money grows on trees, but it takes time -- 7. Logarithms II : rescaling the world -- 8. e : the queen of growth and decay -- 9. Finite series : summing up your mortgage, geometrically -- 10. Infinite series : fractals and the myth of forever -- 11. Estimation : what is your first guess? -- 12. Modular arithmetic I : around the clock and the calendar -- 13. Modular arithmetic II : how to keep (and break) secrets -- 14. Probability : dice, coins, cards, and winning streaks -- 15. Permutations and combinations : counting your choices -- 16. Bayes' law : how to win a car. or a goat -- 17. Statistics : Babe Ruth and Barry Bonds -- 18. Regression : chasing connections in big data -- The bigger story
Control code
ocn917136954
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 459 pages
Isbn
9780300190892
Lccn
2015935012
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)917136954
Label
Beautiful, simple, exact, crazy : mathematics in the real world, Apoorva Khare and Anna Lachowska
Link
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Algebra : the art and craft of computation -- 2. Velocity : on the road -- 3. Acceleration : after the apple falls -- 4. Irrational : the golden mean and other roots -- 5. Exponents : how much would you pay for the island of Manhattan? -- 6. Logarithms I. : money grows on trees, but it takes time -- 7. Logarithms II : rescaling the world -- 8. e : the queen of growth and decay -- 9. Finite series : summing up your mortgage, geometrically -- 10. Infinite series : fractals and the myth of forever -- 11. Estimation : what is your first guess? -- 12. Modular arithmetic I : around the clock and the calendar -- 13. Modular arithmetic II : how to keep (and break) secrets -- 14. Probability : dice, coins, cards, and winning streaks -- 15. Permutations and combinations : counting your choices -- 16. Bayes' law : how to win a car. or a goat -- 17. Statistics : Babe Ruth and Barry Bonds -- 18. Regression : chasing connections in big data -- The bigger story
Control code
ocn917136954
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 459 pages
Isbn
9780300190892
Lccn
2015935012
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)917136954

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