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Weird Maths

Author : David Darling
ISBN : 9781786072658
Genre : Mathematics
File Size : 53.23 MB
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Is anything truly random? Does infinity actually exist? Could we ever see into other dimensions? In this delightful journey of discovery, David Darling and extraordinary child prodigy Agnijo Banerjee draw connections between the cutting edge of modern maths and life as we understand it, delving into the strange – would we like alien music? – and venturing out on quests to consider the existence of free will and the fantastical future of quantum computers. Packed with puzzles and paradoxes, mind-bending concepts and surprising solutions, this is for anyone who wants life’s questions answered – even those you never thought to ask.
Category: Mathematics

Weird Math

Author : David Darling
ISBN : 9781541644793
Genre : Mathematics
File Size : 67.45 MB
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A teenage genius and his teacher take readers on a wild ride to the extremes of mathematics Everyone has stared at the crumpled page of a math assignment and wondered, where on Earth will I ever use this? It turns out, Earth is precisely the place. As teen math prodigy Agnijo Banerjee and his teacher David Darling reveal, complex math surrounds us. If we think long enough about the universe, we're left not with material stuff, but a ghostly and beautiful set of equations. Packed with puzzles and paradoxes, mind-bending concepts, and surprising solutions, Weird Math leads us from a lyrical exploration of mathematics in our universe to profound questions about God, chance, and infinity. A magical introduction to the mysteries of math, it will entrance beginners and seasoned mathematicians alike.
Category: Mathematics

Weirder Maths

Author : David Darling
ISBN : 9781786075093
Genre : Mathematics
File Size : 22.90 MB
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Since there is something rather than nothing, could nothing exist? Can you make the perfect labyrinth? Does a quantum event have to be observed before it’s ‘real’? Just when you thought things couldn’t get any stranger, David Darling and Agnijo Banerjee’s reveal ‘bubble maths’ has been studied since the second century, the counterintuitive world of quantum can be described perfectly by mathematics and the idea that maths and art couldn’t be further apart is utter nonsense. From centuries-old conundrums to eccentric geniuses like Évariste Galois (he failed the entrance exams at École Polytechnique twice because he couldn’t explain how he’d arrived at his correct answers) to how the strangest maths connects to the everyday, Darling and Banerjee transform the bewildering into the beautiful, delighting us once again.
Category: Mathematics

Maths For Mums And Dads

Author : Mike Askew
ISBN : 9781409089131
Genre : Mathematics
File Size : 87.50 MB
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In a new edition, fully revised and updated to reflect key new curriculum topics and methods, Maths for Mums and Dads guides you through the basics of primary school maths and covers the dilemmas and problems you are likely to be confronted with, including: * number bonds, place value and decimals * long multiplication and division * fractions, percentages and decimals * basic geometry, shapes, symmetry and angles * data-handling, combinations and chance Complete with sample questions, mock exam papers and examples of children's errors, Maths for Mums and Dads will challenge and reassure in equal measure.
Category: Mathematics

Kent S Strangest Tales

Author : Martin Latham
ISBN : 9781909396265
Genre : History
File Size : 50.1 MB
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Following on from the bestselling Strangest title Londons Strangest Tales comes Kents Strangest Tales a book devoted to the weird and wonderful side of the home county many people believe is the The Garden of England. Located on the bottom of the Old Man of Englands bottom, Kent is a county with more strangeness than you can shake a strange-shaped stick at. Home to historically-rich towns such as Canterbury, Rochester, Maidstone and Ramsgate, Kent can lay claim to some very strange goings-on indeed. From Chaucers legendary tales of debauchery and naughtiness to Mick and Keefs very first meeting on a rocking n rolling Dartford train. Kent has it all coast, ghosts, castles, treasures, pirates, Britains oldest highway and, lest could we forget, the old lady who tricked the Luftwaffe. Kents Strangest Tales is a treasure trove of the hilarious, the odd and the baffling an alternative travel guide to some of the countys best-kept secrets that date back many thousands of years. Read on, if you dare! You have been warned.
Category: History

Alan Turing Enigma

Author : Andrew Hodges
ISBN : 3211826270
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 31.54 MB
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Alan Turing, Enigma ist die Biographie des legendAren britischen Mathematikers, Logikers, Kryptoanalytikers und Computerkonstrukteurs Alan Mathison Turing (1912-1954). Turing war einer der bedeutendsten Mathematiker dieses Jahrhunderts und eine hAchst exzentrische PersAnlichkeit. Er gilt seit seiner 1937 erschienenen Arbeit "On Computable Numbers," in der er das Prinzip des abstrakten Universalrechners entwickelte, als der Erfinder des Computers. Er legte auch die Grundlagen fA1/4r das heute "KA1/4nstliche Intelligenz" genannte Forschungsgebiet. Turings zentrale Frage "Kann eine Maschine denken?" war das Motiv seiner Arbeit und wird die SchlA1/4sselfrage des Umgangs mit dem Computer werden. Die bis 1975 geheimgehaltene TAtigkeit Turings fA1/4r den britischen Geheimdienst, die zur EntschlA1/4sselung des deutschen Funkverkehrs fA1/4hrte, trug entscheidend zum Verlauf und Ausgang des Zweiten Weltkriegs bei.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

How Not To Be Wrong

Author : Jordan Ellenberg
ISBN : 9780698163843
Genre : Mathematics
File Size : 50.63 MB
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The Freakonomics of math—a math-world superstar unveils the hidden beauty and logic of the world and puts its power in our hands The math we learn in school can seem like a dull set of rules, laid down by the ancients and not to be questioned. In How Not to Be Wrong, Jordan Ellenberg shows us how terribly limiting this view is: Math isn’t confined to abstract incidents that never occur in real life, but rather touches everything we do—the whole world is shot through with it. Math allows us to see the hidden structures underneath the messy and chaotic surface of our world. It’s a science of not being wrong, hammered out by centuries of hard work and argument. Armed with the tools of mathematics, we can see through to the true meaning of information we take for granted: How early should you get to the airport? What does “public opinion” really represent? Why do tall parents have shorter children? Who really won Florida in 2000? And how likely are you, really, to develop cancer? How Not to Be Wrong presents the surprising revelations behind all of these questions and many more, using the mathematician’s method of analyzing life and exposing the hard-won insights of the academic community to the layman—minus the jargon. Ellenberg chases mathematical threads through a vast range of time and space, from the everyday to the cosmic, encountering, among other things, baseball, Reaganomics, daring lottery schemes, Voltaire, the replicability crisis in psychology, Italian Renaissance painting, artificial languages, the development of non-Euclidean geometry, the coming obesity apocalypse, Antonin Scalia’s views on crime and punishment, the psychology of slime molds, what Facebook can and can’t figure out about you, and the existence of God. Ellenberg pulls from history as well as from the latest theoretical developments to provide those not trained in math with the knowledge they need. Math, as Ellenberg says, is “an atomic-powered prosthesis that you attach to your common sense, vastly multiplying its reach and strength.” With the tools of mathematics in hand, you can understand the world in a deeper, more meaningful way. How Not to Be Wrong will show you how.
Category: Mathematics

Impossible Things

Author : Robin Stevenson
ISBN : 9781554694839
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
File Size : 36.99 MB
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Cassidy Silver is not having a good year. Her engineer father is in the Middle East, her artist mother is too busy to listen to the painful details of her daughter's grade seven life, her genius younger brother is being bullied, and her best friend Chiaki has abandoned her to hang out with the meanest girls in school. Then Cassidy meets Victoria, who is telekinetic -- she can move objects with her mind. Cassidy, desperate to not be the only ordinary person in her family, thinks learning telekinesis could be the answer to all her problems. But is Victoria telling the truth? And is telekinesis really the solution?
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Targeting Maths

Author : Jo Grinham
ISBN : 1865098620
Genre : Fractions
File Size : 48.20 MB
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In the Targeting Maths series for primary schools. This resource for teachers of middle primary school provides graded uints of work involving numeration and fractions. Provides outcomes, activities, extension exercises, games and assessment material. Includes over 90 blackline masters.
Category: Fractions

Sharing Maths Cultures

Author : Ruth Merttens
ISBN : 1850008760
Genre : Education
File Size : 36.39 MB
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IMPACT the project is about involving parents in the mathematics curriculum through the "tutelage" of their children and through sustained patterns of direct contact.
Category: Education