50 Maths Ideas You Really Need to Know

Editor/Author Crilly, Tony
Publication Year: 2014
Publisher: Quercus

Price: Core Collection Only
ISBN: 978-1-84-866705-1
Category: Mathematics & Statistics - Mathematics
Image Count: 127
Book Status: Available
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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.

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Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • 01 Zero
  • 02 Number systems
  • 03 Fractions
  • 04 Squares and square roots
  • 05 π
  • 06 e
  • 07 Infinity
  • 08 Imaginary numbers
  • 09 Primes
  • 10 Perfect numbers
  • 11 Fibonacci numbers
  • 12 Golden rectangles
  • 13 Pascal's triangle
  • 14 Algebra
  • 15 Euclid's algorithm
  • 16 Logic
  • 17 Proof
  • 18 Sets
  • 19 Calculus
  • 20 Constructions
  • 21 Triangles
  • 22 Curves
  • 23 Topology
  • 24 Dimension
  • 25 Fractals
  • 26 Chaos
  • 27 The parallel postulate
  • 28 Discrete geometry
  • 29 Graphs
  • 30 The four-colour problem
  • 31 Probability
  • 32 Bayes's theory
  • 33 The birthday problem
  • 34 Distributions
  • 35 The normal curve
  • 36 Connecting data
  • 37 Genetics
  • 38 Groups
  • 39 Matrices
  • 40 Codes
  • 41 Advanced counting
  • 42 Magic squares
  • 43 Latin squares
  • 44 Money mathematics
  • 45 The diet problem
  • 46 The travelling salesperson
  • 47 Game theory
  • 48 Relativity
  • 49 Fermat's last theorem
  • 50 The Riemann hypothesis
  • Glossary