Humble Pi

Humble Pi
Author: Matt Parker
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780593084700
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Release: 2020-01-21
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

#1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER AN ADAM SAVAGE BOOK CLUB PICK 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.

Humble Pi

Humble Pi
Author: Matt Parker
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780593084694
Available:
Release: 2021-01-19
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"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." --

Humble Pi

Humble Pi
Author: Matt Parker
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780141989136
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Release: 2019-03-07
Editor: Penguin UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

**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.

Things to Make and Do in the Fourth Dimension

Things to Make and Do in the Fourth Dimension
Author: Matt Parker
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9780385680592
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Release: 2014-12-02
Editor: Doubleday Canada
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

How to Invent Everything

How to Invent Everything
Author: Ryan North
Pages: 464
ISBN: 0753552566
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Release: 2018-09-20
Editor: Virgin Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

'How to Invent Everythingis such a cool book' -- Randall Munroe Get ready to make history better... on the second try. Imagine you are stranded in the past (your time machine has broken) and the only way home is to rebuild civilization yourself. But you need to do it better and faster this time round. In this one amazing book, you will learn How to Invent Everything. Ryan North -- bestselling author, programmer and comic book legend -- provides all the science, engineering, mathematics, art, music, philosophy, facts and figures required for this challenge. Thanks to his detailed blueprint, humanity will mature quickly and efficiently - instead of spending 200,000 years stumbling around in the dark without language, not realising that tying a rock to a string would mean we could navigate the entire world. Or thinking disease was caused by weird smells. Fascinating and hilarious, How To Invent Everythingis an epic, deeply researched history of the key technologies that made each stage of human history possible (from writing and farming to buttons and birth control) - and it's as entertaining as a great time-travel novel. So if you've ever secretly wondered if you could do history better yourself, now is your chance to find out how.

The Wonder Book of Geometry

The Wonder Book of Geometry
Author: David Acheson
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780198846383
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Release: 2020-10-22
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

David Acheson transports us into the world of geometry, one of the oldest branches of mathematics. He describes its history, from ancient Greece to the present day, and its emphasis on proofs. With its elegant deduction and practical applications, he demonstrates how geometry offers the quickest route to the spirit of mathematics at its best.

Jumpstarting the Raspberry Pi Zero W

Jumpstarting the Raspberry Pi Zero W
Author: Akkana Peck
Pages: 50
ISBN: 9781680453911
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Release: 2017-09-19
Editor: Maker Media, Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Get up and running quickly with the new Jumpstarting ebook series from Make:. The super-small $10 Raspberry Pi Zero W includes wireless LAN and Bluetooth connectivity and is 40% faster than the original Raspberry Pi.

The Math of Life and Death

The Math of Life and Death
Author: Kit Yates
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781982111885
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Release: 2021-04-27
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Few of us really appreciate the full power of math--the extent to which its influence is not only in every office and every home, but also in every courtroom and hospital ward. In this ... book, Kit Yates explores the true stories of life-changing events in which the application--or misapplication--of mathematics has played a critical role: patients crippled by faulty genes and entrepreneurs bankrupted by faulty algorithms; innocent victims of miscarriages of justice; and the unwitting victims of software glitches"--Publisher marketing.

Welcome to My Humble Abode

Welcome to My Humble Abode
Author: Tyler P. Love
Pages: 64
ISBN: 9781426948800
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Release: 2010-12-10
Editor: Trafford Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Tyler P. Love was born into a home filled with suppressed emotions and pain. Following his parents divorce, he resorted to drugs, alcohol, and, eventually, one failed suicide attempt. He felt broken, lost, and alone until he found poetry. The written word became his emotional outlet; it also paved the road to his recovery. Welcome to My Humble Abode is a collection of Loves early and more recent poetry, arranged as a piercing look into the mind of a troubled teen. As an adolescent, Love experienced love and lost it. He experienced the deaths of those close to him. He has suffered through depression and survived, with the aid of poetry. Troubled children are not alone. There are always others who have gone through similar tough times, and Love is a prime example. He thought he was alone until he found poetry. No child should ever suffer without hope, so this is what Loves words attempt to give. They reach out to heal. They reach out to embrace.

A Mathematician s Lament

A Mathematician s Lament
Author: Paul Lockhart
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9781934137338
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Release: 2009-04-01
Editor: Bellevue Literary Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“One of the best critiques of current mathematics education I have ever seen.”—Keith Devlin, math columnist on NPR’s Morning Edition A brilliant research mathematician who has devoted his career to teaching kids reveals math to be creative and beautiful and rejects standard anxiety-producing teaching methods. Witty and accessible, Paul Lockhart’s controversial approach will provoke spirited debate among educators and parents alike and it will alter the way we think about math forever. Paul Lockhart, has taught mathematics at Brown University and UC Santa Cruz. Since 2000, he has dedicated himself to K-12 level students at St. Ann’s School in Brooklyn, New York.

Pandemic Survival

Pandemic Survival
Author: Ann Love,Jane Drake
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781770494992
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Release: 2013-08-27
Editor: Tundra Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Black Death. Yellow Fever. Smallpox. History is full of gruesome pandemics, and surviving those pandemics has shaped our society and way of life. Every person today is alive because of an ancestor who survived--and surviving our current and future pandemics, like SARS, AIDS, bird flu or a new and unknown disease, will determine our future. Pandemic Survival presents in-depth information about past and current illnesses; the evolution of medicine and its pioneers; cures and treatments; strange rituals and superstitions; and what we're doing to prevent future pandemics. Full of delightfully gross details about symptoms and fascinating facts about bizarre superstitious behaviors, Pandemic Survival is sure to interest even the most squeamish of readers.

Know Your Rites

Know Your Rites
Author: Andy Redsmith
Pages: 350
ISBN: 9781788633086
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Release: 2019-07-22
Editor: Canelo
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Inspector Nick Paris is back in this magical crime mystery perfect for fans of Douglas Adams and Ben Aaronovitch. Inspector Nick Paris, now also known as 'the one who stopped the demons', has become an unlikely celebrity in the magical world. He is desperate to return to tackling more ordinary crimes on his home turf of Manchester. However, the fates aren’t in his favour when he is called upon again by his more unusual police colleagues to solve a gruesome killing. The only suspect is a dwarf trying to make it in the rap business. But are there more mysterious matters afoot? Paris is thrust back into the world of magic and murder – but who will face the music?

Is That a Big Number

Is That a Big Number
Author: Andrew Elliott
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780192554413
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Release: 2018-06-28
Editor: Oxford University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Impressive statistics are thrown at us every day - the cost of health care; the size of an earthquake; the distance to the nearest star; the number of giraffes in the world. We know all these numbers are important - some more than others - and it's vaguely unsettling when we don't really have a clear sense of how remarkable or how ordinary they are. How do we work out what these figures actually mean? Are they significant, should we be worried, or excited, or impressed? How big is big, how small is small? With this entertaining and engaging book, help is at hand. Andrew Elliott gives us the tips and tools to make sense of numbers, to get a sense of proportion, to decipher what matters. It is a celebration of a numerate way of understanding the world. It shows how number skills help us to understand the everyday world close at hand, and how the same skills can be stretched to demystify the bigger numbers that we find in the wider contexts of science, politics, and the universe. Entertaining, full of practical examples, and memorable concepts, Is That A Big Number? renews our relationship with figures. If numbers are the musical notes with which the symphony of the universe is written, and you're struggling to hear the tune, then this is the book to get you humming again.

Humble Inquiry

Humble Inquiry
Author: Edgar H. Schein
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9781609949839
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Release: 2013-09-02
Editor: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Communication is essential in a healthy organization. But all too often when we interact with people—especially those who report to us—we simply tell them what we think they need to know. This shuts them down. To generate bold new ideas, to avoid disastrous mistakes, to develop agility and flexibility, we need to practice Humble Inquiry. Ed Schein defines Humble Inquiry as “the fine art of drawing someone out, of asking questions to which you do not know the answer, of building a relationship based on curiosity and interest in the other person.” In this seminal work, Schein contrasts Humble Inquiry with other kinds of inquiry, shows the benefits Humble Inquiry provides in many different settings, and offers advice on overcoming the cultural, organizational, and psychological barriers that keep us from practicing it.

Pi of Life

Pi of Life
Author: Sunil Singh
Pages: 174
ISBN: 9781475833775
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Release: 2017-08-08
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Blending classic wisdom with over 100 pop culture references, Singh whimsically switches the lens in this book from the traditional society teaching math to a new and bold math teaching society. With charming buoyancy and intimacy, he takes us on an emotional and surprising journey through the deepest goldmine of mathematics—our personal happiness.

The Experimenter s A Z of Mathematics

The Experimenter s A Z of Mathematics
Author: Steve Humble
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781134139538
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Release: 2017-09-08
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Mathematics at all levels is about the joy in the discovery; it's about finding things out. This fascinating book is a guide to that discovery process, presenting ideas for practical classroom-based experiments and extension activities. Each experiment is based on the work of a key mathematician who has shaped the way that the subject looks today, and there are historical notes to help teachers bring this work to life. The book includes instructions on how to recreate the experiments using practical mathematics, computer programs and graphical calculators; ideas for follow-up work; background information for teachers on the mathematics involved; and links to the new secondary numeracy strategy framework. Accompanying the book is a CD-ROM with downloadable computer programs that can be used and reworked as part of the experimental process. With a wide range of topics covered, and plenty of scope for interesting follow-up activities, the book will be a valuable tool for mathematics teachers looking to extend the curriculum.

The Maths Behind

The Maths Behind
Author: Colin Beveridge
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781844039890
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Release: 2017-10-05
Editor: Cassell
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Maths Behind over 60 everyday phenomena. Have you ever wondered why traffic jams often turn out to have no cause when you get to the end of the queue? There's a mathematical explanation for that. Or ever considered whether some lotteries might be easier to win than others? There's a formula for that too. If you've ever been curious about the mathematical strings that hold our world together, then look no further than The Maths Behind. This intriguing and illuminating book takes a scientific view of your everyday world, and can give you the answers to all the niggling questions in your life, along with many you never even thought to ask. From the science behind roller coasters, to the maths behind how to consistently win at Monopoly (and become very unpopular with your family), this is a fascinating look at the mathematical forces that run beneath our everyday transactions.

Creating the Coding Generation in Primary Schools

Creating the Coding Generation in Primary Schools
Author: Steve Humble
Pages: 210
ISBN: 9781134797882
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Release: 2017-09-14
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Creating the Coding Generation in Primary Schools sets out the what, why and how of coding. Written by industry innovators and experts, it shows how you can bring the world of coding to your primary school practice. It is packed with a range of inspirational ideas for the cross-curricular teaching of coding, from demystifying algebra in maths, to teaching music, to designing digital storytelling, as well as an insight into the global movement of free coding clubs for young people such as CoderDojo and Girls Learning Code. Key topics explored include: what we mean by ‘coding’ understanding and teaching computational thinking building pupils’ passion for and confidence with technologies artificial intelligence systems how gender impacts on coding STEM learning and Computer Science using Minecraft to improve pupil engagement fun projects using a Raspberry Pi. Designed to be read from cover to cover or dipped into for ideas and advice, Creating the Coding Generation in Primary Schools offers all teachers a deeper knowledge and understanding of coding that will help them support and inspire the coding generation. It is cool to code!

Humble Pi

Humble Pi
Author: Michael K. Smith (Ph.D.)
Pages: 218
ISBN: UOM:39015043800559
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Release: 1994
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Education professor Smith asks why students are required to take so many math courses, especially at the high school level, and why math skills are given such great weight on admissions exams. He favors less, and he challenges some closely held beliefs, among them the idea that the ability to solve math problems is inextricably linked to logical reasoning ability--that people who are mathematically sophisticated are better able to discern logical flaws. Lacks an index. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

The World s Greatest Blackjack Book

The World s Greatest Blackjack Book
Author: Lance Humble,Carl Cooper
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9780307768636
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Release: 2010-11-03
Editor: Main Street Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A revised and updated edition of the blackjack player’s bible with complete information on the odds, betting strategies, and much more “A significant contribution to the literature of blackjack . . . I recommend the book to beginners as well as experts.”—Edward O. Thorpe, author of Beat the Dealer This is the most comprehensive guide ever published on blackjack, the only casino game in which a knowledgeable player can gain an advantage over the house. It features the Hi-Opt I, the most powerful simple betting system available today, and has been revised and updated to include the rules of play in Atlantic City as well as the latest information on international playing rules. No matter what your level of experience, it will teach you how to make the most money possible playing your cards. You'll learn: • How to pick a casino, with ever major casino in the world evaluated by name • How to pick a dealer • How to keep from being cheated • How to play the cards, using the Basic Strategy to your best advantage • How to win at home and at “Las Vegas nights” • How to keep from being banned once you are a winner