Mathematics for the Million

Author: Lancelot Thomas Hogben

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393310719

Category: Mathematics

Page: 648

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Explains mathematics from counting to calculus in the light of man's changing social achievements

Mathematics for the Million: How to Master the Magic of Numbers

Author: Lancelot Hogben

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393347222

Category: Mathematics

Page: 656

View: 2411

"It makes alive the contents of the elements of mathematics."—Albert Einstein Taking only the most elementary knowledge for granted, Lancelot Hogben leads readers of this famous book through the whole course from simple arithmetic to calculus. His illuminating explanation is addressed to the person who wants to understand the place of mathematics in modern civilization but who has been intimidated by its supposed difficulty. Mathematics is the language of size, shape, and order—a language Hogben shows one can both master and enjoy.

The Magic of Numbers

Author: Eric Temple Bell

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486167402

Category: Mathematics

Page: 432

View: 3102

Superb, stimulating account of origins of mathematical thought and development of numerical theory. Probes the work of Pythagoras, Galileo, Berkeley, Einstein, and others, exploring influence of "number magic" on religion, philosophy, science, mathematics.

Mathematics for Dynamic Modeling

Author: Edward Beltrami

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 1483267865

Category: Science

Page: 294

View: 4946

Mathematics for Dynamic Modeling provides an introduction to the mathematics of dynamical systems. This book presents the mathematical formulations in terms of linear and nonlinear differential equations. Organized into two parts encompassing nine chapters, this book begins with an overview of the notions of equilibrium and stability in differential equation modeling that occur in the guise of simple models in the plane. This text then focuses on nonlinear models in which the limiting behavior of orbits can be more complicated. Other chapters consider the problems that illustrate the concepts of equilibrium and stability, limit cycles, chaos, and bifurcation. This book discusses as well a variety of topics, including cusp catastrophes, strange attractors, and reaction–diffusion and shock phenomena. The final chapter deals with models that are based on the notion of optimization. This book is intended to be suitable for students in upper undergraduate and first-year graduate course in mathematical modeling.

Mathematics for Health Sciences: A Comprehensive Approach

Author: Joel R. Helms

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1111782458

Category: Medical

Page: 352

View: 2283

Select topics according to your mathematical ability and chosen health care profession. Begin with a basic math review or move right to deeper concepts, including algebra and geometry, linear equations and graphing, dilutions, solutions, and concentrations, dosage calculations and more! Learn at your own pace with this easy to use math text specifically for the health sciences. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Finite Math For Dummies

Author: Mary Jane Sterling

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119476437

Category: Mathematics

Page: 336

View: 3392

Use mathematical analysis in the real world Finite math takes everything you've learned in your previous math courses and brings them together into one course with a focus on organizing and analyzing information, creating mathematical models for approaching business decisions, using statistics principles to understand future states, and applying logic to data organization. Finite Math For Dummies tracks to a typical college-level course designed for business, computer science, accounting, and other non-math majors, and is the perfect supplement to help you score high! Organize and analyze information Apply calculation principles to real-world problems Use models for business calculations Supplement your coursework with step-by-step example problems If you’re not a math person or just want to brush up on your skills to get a better grade, Finite Math For Dummies is your ticket to scoring higher!

How Much Is a Million?

Author: David M. Schwartz

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0688040497

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

View: 5519

This book reveals how big a bowl would be needed to hold a million goldfish, or how many years it would take to count to a million.

How Big Is A Million?

Author: Anna Milbourne,Serena Riglietti

Publisher: Usborne Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780794519247

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 7966

Pipkin the penguin sets out to discover how many things are in a million, with the help of his mother and a playful seal cub.

Mathematics for the Life Sciences

Author: Erin N. Bodine,Suzanne Lenhart,Louis J. Gross

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400852773

Category: Mathematics

Page: 640

View: 8979

The life sciences deal with a vast array of problems at different spatial, temporal, and organizational scales. The mathematics necessary to describe, model, and analyze these problems is similarly diverse, incorporating quantitative techniques that are rarely taught in standard undergraduate courses. This textbook provides an accessible introduction to these critical mathematical concepts, linking them to biological observation and theory while also presenting the computational tools needed to address problems not readily investigated using mathematics alone. Proven in the classroom and requiring only a background in high school math, Mathematics for the Life Sciences doesn't just focus on calculus as do most other textbooks on the subject. It covers deterministic methods and those that incorporate uncertainty, problems in discrete and continuous time, probability, graphing and data analysis, matrix modeling, difference equations, differential equations, and much more. The book uses MATLAB throughout, explaining how to use it, write code, and connect models to data in examples chosen from across the life sciences. Provides undergraduate life science students with a succinct overview of major mathematical concepts that are essential for modern biology Covers all the major quantitative concepts that national reports have identified as the ideal components of an entry-level course for life science students Provides good background for the MCAT, which now includes data-based and statistical reasoning Explicitly links data and math modeling Includes end-of-chapter homework problems, end-of-unit student projects, and select answers to homework problems Uses MATLAB throughout, and MATLAB m-files with an R supplement are available online Prepares students to read with comprehension the growing quantitative literature across the life sciences Forthcoming online answer key, solution guide, and illustration package (available to professors)

One Million

Author: Hendrik Hertzberg

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

ISBN: 9780810978454

Category: Reference

Page: 208

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Originally published in 1970, One Million has been out of print for some time, and its author, the highly esteemed New Yorker editor and columnist Hendrik Hertzberg, has been prompted by fans to create a new edition. Originally, the project was inspired by the author's journalistic impulse to try to make the newsworthy, large, and rather abstract number more concrete for people. To that end, he has created a book in which each of the 200 pages features five thousand dots, but on each page, a few of the dots are called out from their place in numerical order with a little piece of statistical information that add up to really bring the concept home. Fully updated and revised, Hertzberg’s book is a fascinating compendium of random statistics, but the author’s trademark intelligence and wit are on display through his choices and juxtaposition.

Basic Maths For Dummies

Author: Colin Beveridge

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111997562X

Category: Mathematics

Page: 284

View: 5765

Whether you are returning to school, studying for an adult numeracy test, helping your kids with homework, or seeking the confidence that a firm maths foundation provides in everyday encounters, Basic Maths For Dummies, UK Edition, provides the content you need to improve your basic maths skills. Based upon the Adult Numeracy Core Curriculum, this title covers such topics as: Getting started with the building blocks of maths and setting yourself up for success Dealing with decimals, percentages and tackling fractions without fear Sizing Up weights, measures, and shapes How to handle statistics and gauge probability Filled with real-world examples and written by a PhD-level mathematician who specialises in tutoring adults and students, Basic Maths For Dummies also provides practical advice on overcoming maths anxiety and a host of tips, tricks, and memory aids that make learning maths (almost) painless - and even fun.

Mathematics for the General Reader

Author: E.C. Titchmarsh

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

ISBN: 0486813924

Category: Mathematics

Page: 192

View: 6280

Numerous helpful examples clarify this accessible treatment of algebra, fractions, geometry, irrational numbers, logarithms, infinite series, complex numbers, quadratic equations, trigonometry, functions, and integral and differential calculus.

Concepts of Modern Mathematics

Author: Ian Stewart

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486134954

Category: Mathematics

Page: 368

View: 5183

In this charming volume, a noted English mathematician uses humor and anecdote to illuminate the concepts of groups, sets, subsets, topology, Boolean algebra, and other mathematical subjects. 200 illustrations.

The Enjoyment of Mathematics

Selections from Mathematics for the Amateur

Author: Hans Rademacher,Otto Toeplitz

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486262420

Category: Mathematics

Page: 205

View: 3306

Requiring only a basic background in plane geometry and elementary algebra, this classic poses 28 problems that introduce the fundamental ideas that make mathematics truly exciting. "Excellent . . . a thoroughly enjoyable sampler of fascinating mathematical problems and their solutions"—Science Magazine.

A Wealth of Numbers

An Anthology of 500 Years of Popular Mathematics Writing

Author: Benjamin Wardhaugh

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400841984

Category: Mathematics

Page: 392

View: 6759

Despite what we may sometimes imagine, popular mathematics writing didn't begin with Martin Gardner. In fact, it has a rich tradition stretching back hundreds of years. This entertaining and enlightening anthology--the first of its kind--gathers nearly one hundred fascinating selections from the past 500 years of popular math writing, bringing to life a little-known side of math history. Ranging from the late fifteenth to the late twentieth century, and drawing from books, newspapers, magazines, and websites, A Wealth of Numbers includes recreational, classroom, and work mathematics; mathematical histories and biographies; accounts of higher mathematics; explanations of mathematical instruments; discussions of how math should be taught and learned; reflections on the place of math in the world; and math in fiction and humor. Featuring many tricks, games, problems, and puzzles, as well as much history and trivia, the selections include a sixteenth-century guide to making a horizontal sundial; "Newton for the Ladies" (1739); Leonhard Euler on the idea of velocity (1760); "Mathematical Toys" (1785); a poetic version of the rule of three (1792); "Lotteries and Mountebanks" (1801); Lewis Carroll on the game of logic (1887); "Maps and Mazes" (1892); "Einstein's Real Achievement" (1921); "Riddles in Mathematics" (1945); "New Math for Parents" (1966); and "PC Astronomy" (1997). Organized by thematic chapters, each selection is placed in context by a brief introduction. A unique window into the hidden history of popular mathematics, A Wealth of Numbers will provide many hours of fun and learning to anyone who loves popular mathematics and science. Some images inside the book are unavailable due to digital copyright restrictions.

Alex's Adventures in Numberland

Author: Alex Bellos

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408809591

Category: Mathematics

Page: 448

View: 3637

A hugely enjoyable, brilliantly researched explanation of the basic principles of maths.

Mathematics for the Physical Sciences

Author: James B. Seaborn

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1468492799

Category: Science

Page: 245

View: 1485

The book provides a bridge from courses in general physics to the intermediate-level courses in classical mechanics, electrodynamics and quantum mechanics. The author bases the mathematical discussions on specific physical problems to provide a basis for developing mathematical intuition.

Music and Mathematics

From Pythagoras to Fractals

Author: John Fauvel,Raymond Flood,Robin J. Wilson

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780199298938

Category: Mathematics

Page: 189

View: 775

From Ancient Greek times, music has been seen as a mathematical art, and the relationship between mathematics and music has fascinated generations. This collection of wide ranging, comprehensive and fully-illustrated papers, authorized by leading scholars, presents the link between these two subjects in a lucid manner that is suitable for students of both subjects, as well as the general reader with an interest in music. Physical, theoretical, physiological, acoustic, compositional and analytical relationships between mathematics and music are unfolded and explored with focus on tuning and temperament, the mathematics of sound, bell-ringing and modern compositional techniques.