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One hundred essential things you didn't know you didn't know

Author: John D Barrow
Publisher: London : Bodley Head, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Uses basic mathematics to answer one hundred conundrums from everyday life, from the odds of winning the lottery and the method of determining batting averages to the shapes of roller coasters and the reasoning behind the fairest possible divorce settlements.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John D Barrow
ISBN: 9781847920034 1847920039
OCLC Number: 298522211
Description: 284 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Other Titles: Hundred essential things you didn't know you didn't know
Responsibility: by John Barrow.

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'If people do not believe that mathematics is simple, it is only because they do not realize how complicated life is.'John von NeumannMathematics can tell you things about the world that can't be  Read more...

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"Need a Christmas present for someone who likes interesting facts, with a mathematical flavour? Then this is the book.'... a pot pourri of intriguing things" * Standpoint * "it would be hard to Read more...

 
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