An international bestseller The book-length answer to anyone who ever put their hand up in math class and asked, “When am I ever going to use this in the real world?” “Fun, informative, and relentlessly entertaining, Humble Pi is a charming and very readable guide to some of humanity's all-time greatest miscalculations—that also gives you permission to feel a little better about some of your own mistakes.” —Ryan North, author of How to Invent Everything Our whole world is built on math, from the code running a website to the equations enabling the design of skyscrapers and bridges. Most of the time this math works quietly behind the scenes . . . until it doesn’t. All sorts of seemingly innocuous mathematical mistakes can have significant consequences. Math is easy to ignore until a misplaced decimal point upends the stock market, a unit conversion error causes a plane to crash, or someone divides by zero and stalls a battleship in the middle of the ocean. Exploring and explaining a litany of glitches, near misses, and mathematical mishaps involving the internet, big data, elections, street signs, lotteries, the Roman Empire, and an Olympic team, Matt Parker uncovers the bizarre ways math trips us up, and what this reveals about its essential place in our world. Getting it wrong has never been more fun.

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Genre Book : Mathematics
Author : Matt Parker
Editor : Penguin
Release : 2020-01-21
File Download : 336 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780593084700
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"This tour of real-world mathematical disasters reveals the importance of math in everyday life. All sorts of seemingly innocuous mathematical mistakes can have significant consequences. Exploring and explaining a litany of glitches, near misses, and mathematical mishaps involving the internet, big data, elections, street signs, lotteries, the Roman Empire, and an Olympic team, Matt Parker uncovers the ways math trips us up"--

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Genre Book : Humor
Author : Matt Parker
Editor : Riverhead Books
Release : 2020
File Download : 336 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780593084687
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**The First Ever Maths Book to be a No.1 Bestseller** 'Wonderful ... superb' Daily Mail What makes a bridge wobble when it's not meant to? Billions of dollars mysteriously vanish into thin air? A building rock when its resonant frequency matches a gym class leaping to Snap's 1990 hit I've Got The Power? The answer is maths. Or, to be precise, what happens when maths goes wrong in the real world. As Matt Parker shows us, our modern lives are built on maths: computer programmes, finance, engineering. And most of the time this maths works quietly behind the scenes, until ... it doesn't. Exploring and explaining a litany of glitches, near-misses and mishaps involving the internet, big data, elections, street signs, lotteries, the Roman empire and a hapless Olympic shooting team, Matt Parker shows us the bizarre ways maths trips us up, and what this reveals about its essential place in our world. Mathematics doesn't have good 'people skills', but we would all be better off, he argues, if we saw it as a practical ally. This book shows how, by making maths our friend, we can learn from its pitfalls. It also contains puzzles, challenges, geometric socks, jokes about binary code and three deliberate mistakes. Getting it wrong has never been more fun.

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Genre Book : Mathematics
Author : Matt Parker
Editor : Penguin UK
Release : 2019-03-07
File Download : 256 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780141989136
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Anyone who has ever suffered through a tough math class has probably wondered, When am I going to use this stuff? This work challenges the assumptions that lie at the heart of math education. It contends that there are a number of untested myths in most discussions about the role of mathematics in education.

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Genre Book : Mathematics
Author : Michael K. Smith (Ph.D.)
Editor :
Release : 1994
File Download : 218 Pages
ISBN-10 : UOM:39015043800559
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Genre Book : Educational equalization
Author : Muriel Eddowes
Editor :
Release : 1983
File Download : 32 Pages
ISBN-10 : STANFORD:36105119820780
Price : FREE

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Humorous tee shirt says: Sure, I go on forever, but it's no big deal. Design features Pi symbol with the words Humble Pi stamped across it. Makes a great gift for the teacher and student of science, technology, engineering and mathematics who understand the importance of their work and don't feel the need to brag about it. Pride and inspiration are their motivation. Size 8.5x11 Inches, White Paper 100 Pages (50 sheets front/back) Glossy Finish Soft Cover Design Blank College Ruled Lines

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Author : Jackrabbit Rituals
Editor :
Release : 2019-05-28
File Download : 102 Pages
ISBN-10 : 1070631892
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Mathematics made mouth-watering. Things to Make and Do in the Fourth Dimension is an alternative math class. How can math help you choose a second-hand car? Why is a text message like a Sudoku? How much fun can you have with a barcode? Matt Parker explains that math is difficult because it's one of the few subjects that requires us to train our brains to think in an entirely new way, and to confront things with no direct analogy in everyday life--imaginary numbers, snowflakes that only exist in 196884 dimensions, and objects beyond infinity--and shows us why it's worth the effort. Starting with basic arithmetic and geometry, Things To Make and Do teaches us the math we never got to enjoy at school. Each chapter is structured around activities and thought experiments: we are invited to make a calculator out of dominoes, find out why wrapping oranges in plastic wrap is a good way to learn about higher dimensions, and discover what soap bubbles have to teach us about calculus. A series of incremental and hugely entertaining steps take us all the way from simple algebra to the most exotic and fascinating ideas in mathematics: Klein bottles, higher dimensional topology and the many different species of infinity, via unimaginably small pizza slices, Mobius strips and a thorough examination of The Sausage Conjecture. This lively, funny, and deeply intelligent book teaches math in a fun, interactive manner rather than by rote learning and exercises. You'll not look at the number 37 the same way again. And you just might take part in Mobius strip craftwork.

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Genre Book : Science
Author : Matthew Parker
Editor : Doubleday Canada
Release : 2014-12-02
File Download : 400 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780385680592
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A brilliant and entertaining mathematician illuminates seven mathematical principles that shape our lives. “Kit Yates shows how our private and social lives are suffused by mathematics. Ignorance may bring tragedy or farce. This is an exquisitely interesting book. It’s a deeply serious one too and, for those like me who have little math, it’s delightfully readable.” —Ian McEwan, author of Atonement “Kit Yates is a natural storyteller. Through fascinating stories and examples, he shows how maths is the beating heart of so much of modern life. An exciting new voice in the world of science communication.” —Marcus du Sautoy, author of The Music of the Primes From birthdays to birth rates to how we perceive the passing of time, mathematical patterns shape our lives. But for those of us who left math behind in high school, the numbers and figures hurled at us as we go about our days can sometimes leave us scratching our heads and feeling as if we’re fumbling through a mathematical minefield. In this eye-opening and extraordinarily accessible book, mathemati­cian Kit Yates illuminates hidden principles that can help us understand and navigate the chaotic and often opaque surfaces of our world. In The Math of Life and Death, Yates takes us on a fascinating tour of everyday situations and grand-scale applications of mathematical concepts, including exponential growth and decay, optimization, statistics and probability, and number systems. Along the way he reveals the mathematical undersides of controversies over DNA testing, medical screening results, and historical events such as the Chernobyl disaster and the Amanda Knox trial. Readers will finish this book with an enlightened perspective on the news, the law, medicine, and history, and will be better equipped to make personal decisions and solve problems with math in mind, whether it’s choosing the shortest checkout line at the grocery store or halting the spread of a deadly disease.

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Genre Book : Mathematics
Author : Kit Yates
Editor : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2020-01-07
File Download : 288 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781982111892
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"The world of Raspberry Pi is evolving quickly, with many new interface boards and software libraries becoming available all the time. In this cookbook, prolific hacker and author Simon Monk provides more than 200 practical recipes for running this tiny low-cost computer with Linux, programming it with Python, and hooking up sensors, motors and other hardware--including Arduino. You'll also learn basic principles to help you use new technologies with Raspberry Pi as its ecosystem develops. Python and other code examples from the book are available on GitHub. This cookbook is ideal for programmers and hobbyists familiar with the Pi through resources such as Getting Started with Raspberry Pi (O'Reilly)."--

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Genre Book : Computers
Author : Simon Monk
Editor : "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
Release : 2016-05-18
File Download : 510 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781491939079
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Everyone thinks they know the real Gordon Ramsay: rude, loud, driven, stubborn. But this is his real story...

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Genre Book : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Gordon Ramsay
Editor : HarperCollins UK
Release : 2010-04-01
File Download : 96 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780007371136
Price : FREE

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