Dr. Richard Elwes - Author

About the Author

Dr Richard Elwes is a writer, teacher and researcher in Mathematics and a Visiting Fellow at the University of Leeds. He contributes to New Scientist and Plus Magazine and publishes research on model theory. He is the author of Mathematics 1001 published by Quercus.

Featured books by Dr. Richard Elwes

The Maths Handbook Everyday Maths Made Simple

The Maths Handbook Everyday Maths Made Simple

Author: Dr. Richard Elwes Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/06/2014

This is the perfect introduction for those who have a lingering fear of maths. If you think that maths is difficult, confusing, dull or just plain scary, then The Maths Handbook is your ideal companion. Covering all the basics including fractions, equations, primes, squares and square roots, geometry and fractals, Dr Richard Elwes will lead you gently towards a greater understanding of this fascinating subject. Even apparently daunting concepts are explained simply, with the assistance of useful diagrams, and with a refreshing lack of jargon. So whether you're an adult or a student, whether you like Sudoku but hate doing sums, or whether you've always been daunted by numbers at work, school or in everyday life, you won't find a better way of overcoming your nervousness about numbers and learning to enjoy making the most of mathematics.

Other books by Dr. Richard Elwes

The Maths Handbook Everyday Maths Made Simple

The Maths Handbook Everyday Maths Made Simple

Author: Dr. Richard Elwes Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/06/2014

This is the perfect introduction for those who have a lingering fear of maths. If you think that maths is difficult, confusing, dull or just plain scary, then The Maths Handbook is your ideal companion. Covering all the basics including fractions, equations, primes, squares and square roots, geometry and fractals, Dr Richard Elwes will lead you gently towards a greater understanding of this fascinating subject. Even apparently daunting concepts are explained simply, with the assistance of useful diagrams, and with a refreshing lack of jargon. So whether you're an adult or a student, whether you like Sudoku but hate doing sums, or whether you've always been daunted by numbers at work, school or in everyday life, you won't find a better way of overcoming your nervousness about numbers and learning to enjoy making the most of mathematics.

Chaotic Fishponds and Mirror Universes The Strange Maths Behind the Modern World

Chaotic Fishponds and Mirror Universes The Strange Maths Behind the Modern World

Author: Dr. Richard Elwes Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/04/2013

What can we learn from fish in a pond? How do social networks connect the world? How can artificial intelligences learn? Why would life be different in a mirror universe? Mathematics is everywhere, whether we are aware of it or not. Exploring the subject through 35 of its often odd and unexpected applications, this book provides an insight into the 'hidden wiring' that governs our world. From the astonishing theorems that control computers to the formulae behind stocks and shares, and from the foundations of the internet to the maths behind medical imaging, Chaotic Fishponds and Mirror Universes explains how mathematics determines every aspect of our lives - right down to the foundations of our bodies.

How to Solve the Da Vinci Code And 34 Other Really Interesting Uses of Mathematics

How to Solve the Da Vinci Code And 34 Other Really Interesting Uses of Mathematics

Author: Dr. Richard Elwes Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/08/2012

Can you outrun a bullet? How do you build an electronic brain? Could you slow down time? How do you unleash chaos? From Plato's classification of regular polyhedra to making a million on the stock market, How to Solve the Da Vinci Code gives you everything you need to understand how numbers work, and the impact they have on our lives every day.

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