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              Humble Pi: A Comedy of Maths Errors

              Humble Pi: A Comedy of Maths Errors (Paperback)

              By Parker, Matt

              • RRP: $28.00
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              What makes a bridge wobble when it's not meant to? How do billions of dollars mysteriously vanish into thin air? How does 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 ha...ppens 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. 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 9780141989143
              Released NZ 17 Mar 2020
              Publisher Penguin
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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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              The Maths Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained

              The Maths Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained (Hardback)

              By DK; Foreword by Parker, Matt

              • RRP: $48.00
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              Discover more than 85 of the most important mathematical ideas, theorems, and proofs ever devised, and the great minds behind them, with this original, graphic-led book. Applying the Big Ideas series' trademark combination of authoritative, accessible text and bold graphics to ch...art the development of maths through history, the book explores and explains subjects that range from ancient mathematical ideas and inventions, such as prehistoric tally bones and Sumerian multiplication tables, through to the developments in mathematics during medieval and Renaissance Europe, to the rise of game and group theory more recently Tracing maths through the scientific revolution to its 21st-century use in computers, the internet, and AI, The Maths Book uses an innovative graphic-led approach to make the subject accessible to everyone.
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              ISBN 9780241350362
              Released NZ 3 Sep 2019
              Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
              Series Big Ideas
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              Things to Make and Do in the Fourth Dimension

              Things to Make and Do in the Fourth Dimension (Paperback)

              By Parker, Matt

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              A guide to exploring the world of maths. Starting with simple numbers and algebra, it goes on to deal with inconceivably big numbers in more dimensions than you ever knew existed.

              ISBN 9780141975863
              Released NZ 26 Aug 2015
              Publisher Penguin
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              By Parker, Matt

              A guide to exploring the world of maths. Starting with simple numbers and algebra, it goes on to deal with inconceivably big numbers in more dimensions than you ever knew existed.

              ISBN 9781846147654
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              Language en
              Released NZ 30 Oct 2014
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Hacking the Kinect
               

              Hacking the Kinect (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 1st ed.)

              By Kramer, Jeff; Parker, Matt; Castro, Daniel; Burrus, Nicolas; Echtler, Florian

              • RRP: $59.99
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              Hacking the Kinect is the technogeek s guide to developing software and creating projects involving the groundbreaking volumetric sensor known as the Microsoft Kinect. Microsoft s release of the Kinect in the fall of 2010 startled the technology world by providing a low-cost sens...or that can detect and track body movement in three-dimensional space. The Kinect set new records for the fastest-selling gadget of all time. It has been adopted worldwide by hobbyists, robotics enthusiasts, artists, and even some entrepreneurs hoping to build business around the technology. Hacking the Kinect introduces you to programming for the Kinect. You ll learn to set up a software environment, stream data from the Kinect, and write code to interpret that data. The progression of hands-on projects in the book leads you even deeper into an understanding of how the device functions and how you can apply it to create fun and educational projects. Who knows? You might even come up with a business idea. Provides an excellent source of fun and educational projects for a tech-savvy parent to pursue with a son or daughter Leads you progressively from making your very first connection to the Kinect through mastery of its full feature set Shows how to interpret the Kinect data stream in order to drive your own software and hardware applications, including robotics applications What you ll learn How to create a software environment and connect to the Kinect from your PC How to create three-dimensional images from the Kinect data stream How to recognize and work around hardware limitations How to build computer interfaces in the style of Minority Report How to interact directly with objects in the virtual world The ins and outs of point clouds, voxel occupancy maps, depth images, and other fundamentals of volumetric sensor technology Who this book is for Hacking the Kinect is aimed at makers of all types. Tech-savvy artists can use the Kinect to drive three-dimensional, interactive artwork. Robot
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              ISBN 9781430238676
              Released NZ 12 Mar 2012
              Publisher Woodslane Pty Ltd
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              Real Estate Smart: The New Home Buying Guide
               

              Real Estate Smart: The New Home Buying Guide (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Parker, Matt

              • RRP: $30.99
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              Your home is the most valuable physical possession you will ever own. It is also the only physical possession you will ever own that will truly dictate your health, your happiness, and the quality of your relationships. Using data from the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics..., Gallup, The National Association of Realtors, and multiple American and European Scientific journals, Real Estate Smart analyzes the surprising effects your primary residence has on your personal, interrelational, and financial well being. When you buy a home, the things that you don't know you don't know have a profound effect on your life-not just on your financial prosperity-but also your fitness, health, safety, romance, job performance, and happiness. Consider these facts: -One feature in a given neighborhood encourages fitness up to 20 percent greater than others. -One item on your street will make your children significantly safer, particularly from automobile accidents. -A particular condition you may practice in your home makes many women chronically stressed. -One trait of your neighbor plays a large part in whether or not you will divorce. -One decision when signing your loan paperwork can cost you $100,000 or more. Your distinct personal home choice influences every subsequent decision you make in all of the important categories of your life: love, freedom, influence, and vitality. Your home, including its location, is an inanimate physical construct. Despite this fact, this brick and mortar affects the outcome of your life more than any other physical object you will ever encounter. The real-estate market, as a whole, is far less meaningful to you than your specific location within it. Enjoy Real Estate Smart!
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              ISBN 9780996300964
              Released NZ 23 Nov 2015
              Publisher Moon Rock
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              Startability: Eight Simple Steps to Start Living
               

              Startability: Eight Simple Steps to Start Living (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Parker, Matt

              • RRP: $29.99
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              Need to take action today? Stuck in a rut? Do you know you need to do something, but struggle with where to start? This short, simple text is designed to help you actualize, today --- right now --- a goal is an important aspect of your life. When you pick up the book, you should ...immediately and clearly see exactly what to do, now, to move forward. This book is not an exhaustive, lengthy manual. Instead is a prompt to action, now, with regard to something that is important to you. Professional. Love. Health. Financial. Interpersonal. In fact, this may be the simplest, quickest, clearest motivational text you have ever looked at. We live in a generation of endless powerful information to accomplish whatever we want --- but this means nothing if we can't simply START.
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              ISBN 9780996300940
              Released NZ 1 Feb 2016
              Publisher Moon Rock
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              Celaine
               

              Celaine (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Parker, Matt

              • RRP: $32.50
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              Celaine Matt Parker It is a typical evening at 32 Whistable Close, Gravesend. Eric and Linda Bramley have enjoyed a quiet supper together. Their 16 year old son Craig is out, and their 22 year old daughter, Celaine, prefers to eat alone in her bedroom. So far, so ordinary, except... that Celaine has not left her room in six years...
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              ISBN 9781840021110
              Released NZ 1 Feb 1999
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Modern Plays Series
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              Humble Pi: When Math Goes Wrong in the Real World
               

              Humble Pi: When Math Goes Wrong in the Real World (Hardback)

              By Parker, Matt

              • RRP: $57.50
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              First published in Great Britain as Humble pi: a comedy of maths errors by Allen Lane, an imprint of Penguin Random House UK, 2019 --Copyright page.

              ISBN 9780593084687
              Released NZ 21 Jan 2020
              Publisher Riverhead Books
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