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How numbers work : discover the strange and beautiful world of mathematics

Author: New Scientist (Firm),
Publisher: London [England] : John Murray Learning, 2018.
Series: Instant expert (New Scientist (Firm))
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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How Numbers Work takes a tour of this mind-blowing but beautiful realm of numbers and the mathematical rules that connect them. Not only that, but take a crash course on the biggest unsolved problems that keep mathematicians up at night, find out about the strange and unexpected ways mathematics influences our everyday lives, and discover the incredible connection between numbers and reality itself.
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New Scientist (Firm).
How numbers work.
London : John Murray Learning, 2018
(OCoLC)1030919096
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: New Scientist (Firm),
ISBN: 9781473629752 1473629756 9781473670365 1473670365
OCLC Number: 1088706290
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 212 pages) : illustrations, portraits
Contents: Contributors --
Guest contributors --
Introduction --
1. What is mathematics? --
2. Zero --
3. Infinity --
4. Prime numbers --
5. [pi], [phi], e and i --
6. Probability, randomness and statistics --
7. The greatest problems of maths --
8. Everyday maths --
9. Numbers and reality --
Conclusion --
Forty-nine ideas --
Glossary --
Picture credits.
Series Title: Instant expert (New Scientist (Firm))
Responsibility: New Scientist.

Abstract:

How Numbers Work takes a tour of this mind-blowing but beautiful realm of numbers and the mathematical rules that connect them. Not only that, but take a crash course on the biggest unsolved problems that keep mathematicians up at night, find out about the strange and unexpected ways mathematics influences our everyday lives, and discover the incredible connection between numbers and reality itself.

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