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Math geek

Author: Raphael Rosen
Publisher: Avon, Massachusetts : Adams Media, 2015.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The new ""sine"" of mathematical geekdom! Do you dream about long division in your sleep? Does the thought of solving abstruse equations bring a smile to your face? Do you love celebrating pi every March? Then, Math Geek was made for you! With this guide, you'll learn even more about the power of numbers as you explore their brilliant nature in ways you've never imagined. From manhole covers to bubbles to subway  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Rosen, Raphael (Raphael Philip).
Math geek
(DLC) 2015005078
(OCoLC)891618584
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Raphael Rosen
ISBN: 9781440583827 144058382X 144058382X
OCLC Number: 909915105
Notes: "An everything series book."
Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Title Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; Introduction; Part 1: Shapes; 1. The Beauty of Romanesco Broccoli; 2. Measuring the Length of a Coastline: Not as Easy as It Sounds; 3. Bubbles Are Fun and Efficient; 4. Is There Math Behind Jackson Pollock's Paintings?; 5. The Koch Snowflake; 6. Are You Living in the Fourth Dimension?; 7. Building a Better Conveyor Belt; 8. The Mathematical Connection Between Your Shoelaces and Your DNA; 9. What the Subway Map Leaves Out; 10. Origami; 11. There's Math Behind Your Tangled Cords; 12. Why Bicycle Gears Are Different Sizes. 13. Myth Busted: Raindrops Aren't Shaped Like Teardrops14. Why Are Traffic Signs Different Shapes?; 15. Why Is the Pentagon Building Shaped Like That?; 16. Triangles; 17. Why Are Manhole Covers Round?; 18. Lego Sets; 19. Let's Go Fly a ... Quadrilateral; 20. What Do Herpes and Table Salt Have in Common?; 21. Why Do Golf Balls Have Dimples?; 22. Gauss and Pizza; 23. Geodesic Domes; 24. A Fictional Math Book? Yes.; 25. A Soccer Ball Is More Than Just a Ball; 26. Rubik's Cube: A Toy, or a Mathematical Wonder?; 27. Paper Sizes; 28. Different Ways to Depict Earth on a Map; 29. Packing M & M's. 30. Tangrams31. The Velvet Rope as a Mathematical Entity; 32. How Do Suspension Bridges Hold Cars?; Part 2: Behavior; 33. Why Do Buses Arrive in Bunches?; 34. Stop Losing Money at the Casino; 35. How Does a Movie Win an Oscar?; 36. Staying Dry in the Rain; 37. The Most Efficient Checkout Line; 38. How to Study for the Turing Test; 39. What Is a Sextant?; 40. Splitting Up Rent; 41. Cutting a Cake Fairly; 42. Delivering Packages Efficiently; 43. How Do Algorithms Affect Your Internet Experience?; 44. Explaining the Monty Hall Problem; 45. The Math Behind Juggling; 46. Nash Equilibrium. 47. The Math Behind a Flock of Starlings48. Putting a Pile in Order; 49. Math Gets Its Day in Court; 50. What Does a 40% Chance of Rain Really Mean?; 51. Math-Based Test-Taking Strategies; 52. Your Immune System Can Do Math?!; 53. How Google Translate Works; 54. Don't Tailgate; 55. Brazil Nut Effect; 56. Myth Busted: More Roads Don't Mean Less Traffic; 57. How Many Times Can You Fold a Sheet of Paper?; 58. Yes, There Is a Better Way to Board an Airplane; Part 3: Patterns; 59. Tessellations; 60. There Are 177,147 Ways to Tie a Necktie; 61. Little-Known Connections Between Music and Math. 62. The Game of Go63. Chessboard and Wheat; 64. The Tower of Hanoi; 65. Pigeonhole Principle; 66. Mazes; 67. How Many Clues Do You Need to Solve a; 68. Mathematical Patterns in Van Gogh's Work; 69. Why It's a Mathematical Feat for You to Walk Across a Room; 70. Information Theory; 71. Your Social Media Jealousy Has Mathematical Roots; 72. How an Audio Recording Becomes a Digital Music File; 73. How Many Colors Do You Need to Make a Map?; 74. Math Helps Create Your Kids' Favorite Movies; 75. Candy Crush Saga; 76. Did You Inhale Caesar's Last Breath?; 77. How Do Computers Work?
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Filled with compelling mathematical explanations, Math Geek sheds light on the incredible world of numbers hidden deep within your day-to-day life.  Read more...

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