New Scientist Instant Expert: How Numbers Work

Editor/Author Elstob, Mark
Publication Year: 2018
Publisher: John Murray Learning

Price: Core Collection Only
ISBN: 978-1-4736-5007-7
Category: Mathematics & Statistics - Mathematics
Image Count: 31
Book Status: Available
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How Numbers Work takes a tour of this mind-blowing but beautiful realm of numbers and the mathematical rules that connect them. Not only that, but take a crash course on the biggest unsolved problems that keep mathematicians up at night, find out about the strange and unexpected ways mathematics influences our everyday lives, and discover the incredible connection between numbers and reality itself.

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Table of Contents

  • Contributors
  • Guest contributors
  • Introduction
  • 1 What is mathematics?
  • 2 Zero
  • 3 Infinity
  • 4 Prime numbers
  • 5 π, ϕ, e and i
  • 6 Probability, randomness and statistics
  • 7 The greatest problems of maths
  • 8 Everyday maths
  • 9 Numbers and reality
  • Conclusion
  • Forty-nine ideas
  • Glossary
  • Picture credits