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The Resource 50 visions of mathematics, edited by Sam Parc

50 visions of mathematics, edited by Sam Parc

Label
50 visions of mathematics
Title
50 visions of mathematics
Statement of responsibility
edited by Sam Parc
Title variation
Fifty visions of mathematics
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Relax: no one understands technical mathematics without lengthy training, but we all have an intuitive grasp of the ideas behind the symbols. This book is designed to showcase the beauty of mathematics -- including images inspired by mathematical problems -- together with its unreasonable effectiveness and applicability, without frying your brain. It contains articles by some of the best expositors of the subject together with entertaining biographical pieces and articles of relevance to our everyday lives. Read this book and Pythagoras will never seem the same
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Parc, Sam
Dewey number
510
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1972-
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O Briain, Dara
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  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics
Target audience
general
Label
50 visions of mathematics, edited by Sam Parc
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographic references
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Contents
  • Machine generated contents note: 1.What's the problem with mathematics? / David Acheson -- 2.The mathematics of messages / Alan J. Aw -- 3.Decathlon: The art of scoring points / John D. Barrow -- 4.Queen Dido and the mathematics of the extreme / Greg Bason -- 5.Can strings tie things together? / David Berman -- 6.Dimples, grooves, and knuckleballs / Ken Bray -- 7.Pigs didn't fly but swine flu / Ken Eames -- 8.Bill Tutte: Unsung Bletchley hero / Chris Budd -- 9.What's the use of a quadratic equation? / Chris Sangwin -- 10.Tony Hilton Royle Skyrme / Alan Champneys -- 11.The mathematics of obesity / Carson C. Chow -- 12.It's a small world really / Tony Crilly -- 13.How does mathematics help at a murder scene? / Graham Divall -- 14.Mathematics: The language of the universe / Marcus Du Sautoy -- 15.The troublesome geometry of Cat scanning / Richard Elwes -- 16.The mathematics of sports gambling / Alistair Fitt -- PYTHAGORAS'S THEOREM: a2 --
  • Contents note continued: 17.A conversation with Freeman Dyson / Rachel Thomas -- 18.A glass of bubbly / Paul Glendinning -- 19.The influenza virus: It's all in the packaging / Julia Gog -- 20.Solving the Bristol bridge problem / Thilo Gross -- 21.All ravens are black: Puzzles and paradoxes in probability and statistics / David Hand -- 22.The Tower of Hanoi: Where mathematics meets psychology / Marianne Freiberger -- 23.Career: A sample path / Philip Holmes -- 24.Sweets in the jar / Steve Humble -- 25.Mary Cartwright / Lisa Jardine -- 26.The fallibility of mathematics / Adam Jasko -- 27.Anecdotes of Dr Barrow / Tom Korner -- 28.Finding Apollo / Adam Kucharski -- 29.The golden ratio in astronomy and astrophysics / Mario Livio -- 30.The high-power hypar / Peter Lynch -- 31.This is not a carrot: Paraconsistent mathematics / Maarten Mckubre-Jordens -- 32.The mystery of Groombridge Place / Simon Norton -- PYTHAGORAS'S THEOREM: b2 --
  • Contents note continued: 33.Mathematicians at the movies: Sherlock Holmes vs Professor Moriarty / Alain Goriely -- 34.The mysterious number 6174 / Yutaka Nishiyama -- 35.Percolating possibilities / Vince Vatter -- 36.Milestones on a non-Euclidean journey / Caroline Series -- 37.Simpson's rule / Simon Singh -- 38.Risking your life / David Spiegelhalter -- 39.Networks and illusions / Ian Stewart -- 40.Emmy Noether: Against the odds / Danielle Stretch -- 41.Of catastrophes and creodes / Paul Taylor -- 42.Conic section hide and seek / Rachel Thomas -- 43.Sir James Lighthill: A life in waves / Ahmer Wadee -- 44.Fail safe or fail dangerous? / Alan Champneys -- 45.Leapfrogging into the future / Paul Williams -- 46.Motorway mathematics / Eddie Wilson -- 47.The philosophy of applied mathematics / Phil Wilson -- 48.Mighty morphogenesis / Thomas Woolley -- 49.Called to the barcode / Andrew Wrigley -- 50.Roughly fifty-fifty? / Gunter M. Ziegler -- PYTHAGORAS'S THEOREM: c2
Control code
000052810410
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
198 pages
Isbn
9780198701811
Other physical details
some colour illustrations
Label
50 visions of mathematics, edited by Sam Parc
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographic references
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Contents
  • Machine generated contents note: 1.What's the problem with mathematics? / David Acheson -- 2.The mathematics of messages / Alan J. Aw -- 3.Decathlon: The art of scoring points / John D. Barrow -- 4.Queen Dido and the mathematics of the extreme / Greg Bason -- 5.Can strings tie things together? / David Berman -- 6.Dimples, grooves, and knuckleballs / Ken Bray -- 7.Pigs didn't fly but swine flu / Ken Eames -- 8.Bill Tutte: Unsung Bletchley hero / Chris Budd -- 9.What's the use of a quadratic equation? / Chris Sangwin -- 10.Tony Hilton Royle Skyrme / Alan Champneys -- 11.The mathematics of obesity / Carson C. Chow -- 12.It's a small world really / Tony Crilly -- 13.How does mathematics help at a murder scene? / Graham Divall -- 14.Mathematics: The language of the universe / Marcus Du Sautoy -- 15.The troublesome geometry of Cat scanning / Richard Elwes -- 16.The mathematics of sports gambling / Alistair Fitt -- PYTHAGORAS'S THEOREM: a2 --
  • Contents note continued: 17.A conversation with Freeman Dyson / Rachel Thomas -- 18.A glass of bubbly / Paul Glendinning -- 19.The influenza virus: It's all in the packaging / Julia Gog -- 20.Solving the Bristol bridge problem / Thilo Gross -- 21.All ravens are black: Puzzles and paradoxes in probability and statistics / David Hand -- 22.The Tower of Hanoi: Where mathematics meets psychology / Marianne Freiberger -- 23.Career: A sample path / Philip Holmes -- 24.Sweets in the jar / Steve Humble -- 25.Mary Cartwright / Lisa Jardine -- 26.The fallibility of mathematics / Adam Jasko -- 27.Anecdotes of Dr Barrow / Tom Korner -- 28.Finding Apollo / Adam Kucharski -- 29.The golden ratio in astronomy and astrophysics / Mario Livio -- 30.The high-power hypar / Peter Lynch -- 31.This is not a carrot: Paraconsistent mathematics / Maarten Mckubre-Jordens -- 32.The mystery of Groombridge Place / Simon Norton -- PYTHAGORAS'S THEOREM: b2 --
  • Contents note continued: 33.Mathematicians at the movies: Sherlock Holmes vs Professor Moriarty / Alain Goriely -- 34.The mysterious number 6174 / Yutaka Nishiyama -- 35.Percolating possibilities / Vince Vatter -- 36.Milestones on a non-Euclidean journey / Caroline Series -- 37.Simpson's rule / Simon Singh -- 38.Risking your life / David Spiegelhalter -- 39.Networks and illusions / Ian Stewart -- 40.Emmy Noether: Against the odds / Danielle Stretch -- 41.Of catastrophes and creodes / Paul Taylor -- 42.Conic section hide and seek / Rachel Thomas -- 43.Sir James Lighthill: A life in waves / Ahmer Wadee -- 44.Fail safe or fail dangerous? / Alan Champneys -- 45.Leapfrogging into the future / Paul Williams -- 46.Motorway mathematics / Eddie Wilson -- 47.The philosophy of applied mathematics / Phil Wilson -- 48.Mighty morphogenesis / Thomas Woolley -- 49.Called to the barcode / Andrew Wrigley -- 50.Roughly fifty-fifty? / Gunter M. Ziegler -- PYTHAGORAS'S THEOREM: c2
Control code
000052810410
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
198 pages
Isbn
9780198701811
Other physical details
some colour illustrations

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