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              The History of Mathematics: A Very Short Introduction
                

              The History of Mathematics: A Very Short Introduction (Paperback)

              By Stedall, Jacqueline A.

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              In this Very Short Introduction, Jacqueline Stedall explores the rich historical and cultural diversity of mathematical endeavour from the distant past to the present day, using illustrative case studies drawn from a range of times and places; including early imperial China, the ...medieval Islamic world, and nineteenth-century Britain.
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              ISBN 9780199599684
              Released NZ 6 Mar 2012
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
              Interest Age 14+ years
              Series Very Short Introductions
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              Alan Turing: The Enigma: The Book That Inspired the Film The Imitation Game
               

              Alan Turing: The Enigma: The Book That Inspired the Film The Imitation Game (Paperback, Media tie-in)

              By Hodges, Andrew

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              Alan Turing was the extraordinary Cambridge mathematician who masterminded the cracking of the German Enigma ciphers and transformed the Second World War. However, in 1952 his homosexuality rendered him a criminal. In 1954, aged 41, Alan Turing committed suicide and one of Britai...n's greatest scientific minds was lost. This edition tells his story.
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              ISBN 9781784700089
              Released NZ 1 Dec 2014
              Publisher Vintage
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              Humble Pi: A Comedy of Maths Errors
                

              Humble Pi: A Comedy of Maths Errors (EPUB ebook)

              By Parker, Matt

              **The First Ever Maths Book to be a No.1 Bestseller** 'Wonderful ... superb' Daily MailWhat 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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              ISBN 9780141989136
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              Language en
              Released NZ 7 Mar 2019
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              Alan Turing: The Enigma: The Book That Inspired the Film The Imitation Game - Updated Edition
               

              Alan Turing: The Enigma: The Book That Inspired the Film The Imitation Game - Updated Edition (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Revised edition)

              Preface by Hodges, Andrew; Foreword by Hofstadter, Douglas R.

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              The book that inspired the film The imitation game.

              ISBN 9780691164724
              Released NZ 1 Sep 2014
              Publisher Princeton University Pre
              Interest Age 16+ years
              Language (English)
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              The Golden Ticket: P, NP, and the Search for the Impossible

              The Golden Ticket: P, NP, and the Search for the Impossible (Hardback)

              By Fortnow, Lance

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              The P-NP problem is the most important open problem in computer science, if not all of mathematics. The Golden Ticket provides a nontechnical introduction to P-NP, its rich history, and its algorithmic implications for everything we do with computers and beyond. In this informati...ve and entertaining book, Lance Fortnow traces how the problem arose during the Cold War on both sides of the Iron Curtain, and gives examples of the problem from a variety of disciplines, including economics, physics, and biology. He explores problems that capture the full difficulty of the P-NP dilemma, from discovering the shortest route through all the rides at Disney World to finding large groups of friends on Facebook. But difficulty also has its advantages. Hard problems allow us to safely conduct electronic commerce and maintain privacy in our online lives.The Golden Ticket explores what we truly can and cannot achieve computationally, describing the benefits and unexpected challenges of the P-NP problem --
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              ISBN 9780691156491
              Released NZ 15 Mar 2013
              Publisher Princeton University Pre
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              Trigonometric Delights
               

              Trigonometric Delights (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 3rd edition)

              By Maor, Eli

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              A fun, entertaining exploration of the ideas and people behind the growth of trigonometry Trigonometry has a reputation as a dry, difficult branch of mathematics, a glorified form of geometry complicated by tedious computation. In Trigonometric Delights, Eli Maor dispels this vie...w. Rejecting the usual descriptions of sine, cosine, and their trig
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              ISBN 9780691202198
              Released NZ 15 Mar 2020
              Publisher Princeton University Pre
              Interest Age 16+ years
              Series Princeton Science Library
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              To Infinity and Beyond: A Cultural History of the Infinite - New Edition

              To Infinity and Beyond: A Cultural History of the Infinite - New Edition (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Revised edition)

              Foreword by Maor, Eli

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              To Infinity and Beyond explores the idea of infinity in mathematics and art. Eli Maor examines the role of infinity, as well as its cultural impact on the arts and sciences. He evokes the profound intellectual impact the infinite has exercised on the human mind--from the horror i...nfiniti of the Greeks to the works of M. C. Escher; from the ornamen
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              ISBN 9780691178110
              Released NZ 1 Sep 2017
              Publisher Princeton University Pre
              Interest Age 16+ years
              Series Princeton Science Library
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              Music by the Numbers: From Pythagoras to Schoenberg
               

              Music by the Numbers: From Pythagoras to Schoenberg (Hardback)

              By Maor, Eli

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              How music has influenced mathematics, physics, and astronomy from ancient Greece to the twentieth century Music is filled with mathematical elements, the works of Bach are often said to possess a math-like logic, and Igor Stravinsky said musical form is close to mathematics, whil...e Arnold Schoenberg, Iannis Xenakis, and Karlheinz Stockhausen we
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              ISBN 9780691176901
              Released NZ 15 May 2018
              Publisher Princeton University Pre
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              The Irrationals: A Story of the Numbers You Can't Count On
               

              The Irrationals: A Story of the Numbers You Can't Count On (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Havil, Julian

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              The ancient Greeks discovered them, but it wasn't until the nineteenth century that irrational numbers were properly understood and rigorously defined, and even today not all their mysteries have been revealed. In The Irrationals, the first popular and comprehensive book on the s...ubject, Julian Havil tells the story of irrational numbers and the mat
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              ISBN 9780691163536
              Released NZ 15 Sep 2014
              Publisher Princeton University Pre
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              Finding Fibonacci: The Quest to Rediscover the Forgotten Mathematical Genius Who Changed the World
               

              Finding Fibonacci: The Quest to Rediscover the Forgotten Mathematical Genius Who Changed the World (Hardback)

              By Devlin, Keith

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              The description for this book, Finding Fibonacci: The Quest to Rediscover the Forgotten Mathematical Genius Who Changed the World, will be forthcoming.

              ISBN 9780691174860
              Released NZ 15 Mar 2017
              Publisher Princeton University Pre
              Interest Age 16+ years
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