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- Are Numbers Real? by Brian CleggCall Number: QA 93 .C627ISBN: 9781250081049Publication Date: 2016-12-06Have you ever wondered what humans did before numbers existed? How they organized their lives, traded goods, or kept track of their treasures? What would your life be like without them? Numbers began as simple representations of everyday things, but mathematics rapidly took on a life of its own, occupying a parallel virtual world. In Are Numbers Real?, Brian Clegg explores the way that math has become more and more detached from reality, and yet despite this is driving the development of modern physics. From devising a new counting system based on goats, through the weird and wonderful mathematics of imaginary numbers and infinity, to the debate over whether mathematics has too much influence on the direction of science, this fascinating and accessible book opens the reader's eyes to the hidden reality of the strange yet familiar entities that are numbers.
- The Beauty of Everyday Mathematics by Norbert HerrmannCall Number: QA 43 .H47ISBN: 9783642221033Publication Date: 2011-10-22Imagine that you've finally found a parking space after a long and harrowing search, but are now encountering some difficulty in trying to enter this space. Wouldn't it be great if you knew a formula that allowed you to enter the space without difficulty? Are you annoyed because your soda can doesn't remain upright during a picnic? Would you like to know why a mirror swaps right and left, but not top and bottom? Are you looking for a mathematical speech to toast your mother-in-law's 85th birthday? Or do you want to give your heart away mathematically? Dr. Norbert Herrmann provides amusing and entertaining solutions to these and many other problems that we encounter in everyday situations. "A book for teachers, students of mathematics, and anybody who likes unusual and amusing calculations."
- How to Succeed in College Mathematics by Richard DahlkeCall Number: QA 11.2 .D34ISBN: 9780615168036Publication Date: 2008-01-01This book is for the college mathematics student, but is also valuable for college prep high school students. The book addresses comprehensively, authoritatively, and authentically, the issues students face in college mathematics. The ideas, grounded in research and experience, could keep students from receiving an undesirable grade, dropping a course, changing an area of concentration, or dropping out of college. There are many gems of wisdom for the struggling to the strong mathematics student. Students will find out how to: improve as a problem solver; manage assignments; determine if they have course prerequisites; work with symbolic form; read their textbooks; get the most out of class; make the most of their learning styles; work with classmates; select and work with their instructors; determine if they should drop a course; retake a course; decrease procrastination and anxiety; increase confidence and motivation; prepare for and take examinations; manage time, a job, and scheduling of classes.
- Mathematics Minus Fear by Lawrence PotterCall Number: QA 93 .P68ISBN: 9781605983769Publication Date: 2012-09-05How can math help you bet on horses or win in Vegas? What's the foolproof way to solve Sudoku? How can probability teach you to calculate your chances of survival in Russian roulette?nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;In this irreverent and entertaining guide to mathematics, Lawrence Potter takes the fear out of everything from long division to percentages. Using fascinating puzzles and surprising examples, from M.C. Escher to Pascal, he shows us how math is connected with the world we encounter every day, from how the VAT works to why weather forecasts are wrong, from winning at Monopoly to improving your mental arithmetic. Along the way you'll also discover who invented numbers, whether animals can count, and what nuns have to do with multiplication.
- Strength in Numbers by Sherman K. SteinCall Number: QA93 .S684 1996ISBN: 9780471152521Publication Date: 1996-09-06A survey of the fundamental concepts of mathematics and the many ways maths is used in everyday life, this book reintroduces the mathematics learned in school. It highlights topics relevant to everyday concerns, such as how statistics can be misleading and how interest on savings accounts accrues at different interest rates. The book discusses other examples such as how extremely large numbers are used to write unbreakable computer codes and how the slope of a curve is used by biologists to calculate the rate of growth of species. It also explores problem areas such as why two negative numbers multiplied together make a positive number and why fractions can be easily multiplied but not easily added. The book only covers school level maths and provides step-by-step solutions to each problem.

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