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50 Maths Ideas You Really Need to Know by Tony Crilly
  

50 Maths Ideas You Really Need to Know

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50 concise essays explaining the mathematical laws and principles that underpin our world.


The Good Book Guide logo The Good Book Guide Review. Don’t make the mistake of thinking that this is another of those ‘50 things to see, read or do before you die’ books. It isn’t. In fact, it may be the best ten pounds you ever spend on your offspring’s education, or indeed your own. Crilly demystifies and explains every aspect of a subject most of us find both intimidating and downright baffling, from algebra, fractals and fractions, to game theory and Fermat’s Last Theorem, and with admirable clarity, so even the densest of us maths dunces can grasp the idea. Make it regular bedtime reading and no problem will seem unsolvable!
~ Paul Roland

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50 Maths Ideas You Really Need to Know by Tony Crilly

Who invented zero? Why 60 seconds in a minute? How big is infinity? Where do parallel lines meet? And can a butterfly's wings really cause a storm on the far side of the world? In 50 Maths Ideas You Really Need to Know, Professor Tony Crilly explains in 50 clear and concise essays the mathematical concepts - ancient and modern, theoretical and practical, everyday and esoteric - that allow us to understand and shape the world around us. Packed with diagrams, examples and anecdotes, this book is the perfect overview of this often daunting but always essential subject. For once, mathematics couldn't be simpler. Contents include: Origins of mathematics, from Egyptian fractions to Roman numerals; Pi and primes, Fibonacci numbers and the golden ratio; What calculus, statistics and algebra can actually do; The very real uses of imaginary numbers; The Big Ideas of relativity, Chaos theory, Fractals, Genetics and hyperspace; The reasoning behind Sudoku and code cracking, Lotteries and gambling, Money management and compound interest; Solving of Fermat's last theorem and the million-dollar question of the Riemann hypothesis.

About the Author

Tony Crilly is a Reader in Mathematical Sciences at Middlesex University, having previously taught at the University of Michigan, the City University in Hong Kong and the Open University. His principal research interest is the history of mathematics, and he has written and edited many works on fractals, chaos and computing. He is the author of the acclaimed biography of the English mathematician Arthur Cayley.

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Publication date

31st July 2014

Author

Tony Crilly

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Publisher

Quercus Publishing

Format

Hardback
208 pages

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ISBN

9781848667051

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