How To Bake Pi An Edible Exploration Of The Mathematics Of Mathematics
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What is math? How exactly does it work? And what do three siblings trying to share a cake have to do with it? In How to Bake Pi, math professor Eugenia Cheng provides an accessible introduction to the logic and beauty of mathematics, powered, unexpectedly, by insights from the kitchen: we learn, for example, how the béchamel in a lasagna can be a lot like the number 5, and why making a good custard proves that math is easy but life is hard. Of course, it's not all about cooking; we'll also run the New York and Chicago marathons, take a closer look at St. Paul's Cathedral, pay visits to Cinderella and Lewis Carroll, and even get to the bottom of why we think of a tomato as a vegetable. At the heart of it all is Cheng's work on category theory, a cutting-edge "mathematics of mathematics," that is about figuring out how math works. This is not the math of our high school classes: seen through category theory, mathematics becomes less about numbers and formulas and more about how we know, believe, and understand anything, including whether our brother took too much cake. Many of us think that math is hard, but, as Cheng makes clear, math is actually designed to make difficult things easier. Combined with her infectious enthusiasm for cooking and a true zest for life, Cheng's perspective on math becomes this singular book: a funny, lively, and clear journey through a vast territory no popular book on math has explored before. How to Bake Pi offers a whole new way to think about a field all of us think we know; it will both dazzle the constant reader of popular mathematics and amuse and enlighten even the most hardened math-phobe. So, what is math? Let's look for the answer in the kitchen.
Author : Colin Wilkinson
ISBN : 9781499438529
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Today's construction industry, consisting of a wide range of careers, continues to struggle finding skilled workers to meet demand. In order to take advantage of these jobs, a candidate will need a strong understanding of arithmetic, algebra, and geometry. This book presents readers with real-world examples of how math skills relevant to fifth and sixth grade Common Core Standards are used on the job in construction every day, engaging students both interested in construction and those seeking relevant applications of these skills outside of the classroom.
INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOPS (at IAREC'17) (This book inclueds English (main) and Turkish languages) International Workshop on Mechanical Engineering International Workshop on Mechatronics Engineering International Workshop on Energy Systems Engineering International Workshop on Automotive Engineering and Aerospace Engineering International Workshop on Material Engineering International Workshop on Manufacturing Engineering International Workshop on Physics Engineering International Workshop on Electrical and Electronics Engineering International Workshop on Computer Engineering and Software Engineering International Workshop on Chemical Engineering International Workshop on Textile Engineering International Workshop on Architecture International Workshop on Civil Engineering International Workshop on Geomatics Engineering International Workshop on Industrial Engineering International Workshop on Food Engineering International Workshop on Aquaculture Engineering International Workshop on Agriculture Engineering International Workshop on Mathematics Engineering International Workshop on Bioengineering Engineering International Workshop on Biomedical Engineering International Workshop on Genetic Engineering International Workshop on Environmental Engineering International Workshop on Other Engineering Science
Author : B.L. Liu
ISBN : 9783038262718
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Collection of selected, peer reviewed papers from the 2013 2nd International Conference on Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Electronics and Informatization (MEIEI 2013), September 14-15, 2013, Chongqing, China. The 656 papers are grouped as follows: Chapter 1: Applied Mechanics and Advances in Mechanical Engineering; Chapter 2: Industrial Electronics, Measurements, Automation and Control Technology; Chapter 3: Signal and Data Processing, Data Mining, Applied and Computational Mathematics; Chapter 4: Information Technology Applications in Industry and Engineering.
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