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              Dr. Euler's Fabulous Formula: Cures Many Mathematical Ills
               

              Dr. Euler's Fabulous Formula: Cures Many Mathematical Ills (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Revised edition)

              By Nahin, Paul J.

              Accessible to any reader with the equivalent of the first two years of college mathematics, this is the story behind one of the world's most influential mathematical equations. 2 halftones. 77 line illustrations.

              ISBN 9780691150376
              Released NZ 15 May 2011
              Publisher Princeton University Pre
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Princeton Science Library
              Language (English)
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              In Praise of Simple Physics: The Science and Mathematics behind Everyday Questions
               

              In Praise of Simple Physics: The Science and Mathematics behind Everyday Questions (EPUB ebook)

              By Nahin, Paul J.

              Fun puzzles that use physics to explore the wonders of everyday lifePhysics can explain many of the things that we commonly encounter. It can tell us why the night is dark, what causes the tides, and even how best to catch a baseball. With In Praise of Simple Physics, popular mat...h and science writer Paul Nahin presents a plethora of situations that explore the science and math behind the wonders of everyday life. Roaming through a diverse range of puzzles, he illustrates how physics shows us ways to wring more energy from renewable sources, to measure the gravity in our car garages, to figure out which of three light switches in the basement controls the light bulb in the attic, and much, much more.How fast can you travel from London to Paris? How do scientists calculate the energy of an atomic bomb explosion? How do you kick a football so it stays in the air and goes a long way downfield? Nahin begins with simpler problems and progresses to more challenging questions, and his entertaining, accessible, and scientifically and mathematically informed explanations are all punctuated by his trademark humor. Readers are presumed to have some background in beginning differential and integral calculus. Whether you simply have a personal interest in physics' influence in the world or you're an engineering and science student who wants to gain more physics know-how, this book has an intriguing scenario for you.In Praise of Simple Physics proves that if we look carefully at the world around us, physics has answers for the most astonishing day-to-day occurrences.
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              ISBN 9781400880515
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              Language en
              Released NZ 24 May 2016
              Publisher Princeton University Pre
              Interest Age 16+ years
              Series Princeton Puzzlers
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              Duelling Idiots and Other Probability Puzzlers
               

              Duelling Idiots and Other Probability Puzzlers (EPUB ebook – Core Textbook)

              By Nahin, Paul J.

              What are your chances of dying on your next flight, being called for jury duty, or winning the lottery? We all encounter probability problems in our everyday lives. This title challenges us to think creatively about the laws of probability as they apply in playful, sometimes dece...ptive, ways to a fascinating array of speculative situations.
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              ISBN 9781400843046
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              Language en
              Released NZ 22 Jul 2012
              Publisher Princeton University Pre
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Princeton Puzzlers
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              Dr. Euler's Fabulous Formula: Cures Many Mathematical Ills
               

              Dr. Euler's Fabulous Formula: Cures Many Mathematical Ills (EPUB ebook – With a New preface by the author)

              By Nahin, Paul J.

              Accessible to any reader with the equivalent of the first two years of college mathematics, this is the story behind one of the world's most influential mathematical equations. 2 halftones. 77 line illustrations.

              ISBN 9781400838479
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              Released NZ 25 Apr 2011
              Publisher Princeton University Pre
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Princeton Science Library
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              Digital Dice: Computational Solutions to Practical Probability Problems

              Digital Dice: Computational Solutions to Practical Probability Problems (Hardback)

              By Nahin, Paul J.

              • RRP: $72.99
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              Shows how to get numerical answers to probability problems without having to solve complicated mathematical equations. This book shows readers how to write elementary computer codes using any common programming language, and provides solutions and line-by-line walk-throughs of a ...MATLAB code for each problem.
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              ISBN 9780691126982
              Replacement this title has been replaced by: 9781400846115
              Released NZ 15 Mar 2008
              Publisher Princeton University Pre
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              Language (English)
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              In Praise of Simple Physics: The Science and Mathematics behind Everyday Questions

              In Praise of Simple Physics: The Science and Mathematics behind Everyday Questions (Hardback)

              By Nahin, Paul J.

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              Physics can explain many of the things that we commonly encounter. It can tell us why the night is dark, what causes the tides, and even how best to catch a baseball. With In Praise of Simple Physics, popular math and science writer Paul Nahin presents a plethora of situations th...at explore the science and math behind the wonders of everyday life. Roaming through a diverse range of puzzles, he illustrates how physics shows us ways to wring more energy from renewable sources, to measure the gravity in our car garages, to figure out which of three light switches in the basement controls the light bulb in the attic, and much, much more. How fast can you travel from London to Paris? How do scientists calculate the energy of an atomic bomb explosion? How do you kick a football so it stays in the air and goes a long way downfield? Nahin begins with simpler problems and progresses to more challenging questions, and his entertaining, accessible, and scientifically and mathematically informed explanations are all punctuated by his trademark humor. Readers are presumed to have some background in beginning differential and integral calculus. Whether you simply have a personal interest in physics' influence in the world or you're an engineering and science student who wants to gain more physics know-how, this book has an intriguing scenario for you. In Praise of Simple Physics proves that if we look carefully at the world around us, physics has answers for the most astonishing day-to-day occurrences.
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              ISBN 9780691166933
              Released NZ 15 Jun 2016
              Publisher Princeton University Pre
              Interest Age 16+ years
              Series Princeton Puzzlers
              Language (English)
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              How to Fall Slower Than Gravity: And Other Everyday (and Not So Everyday) Uses of Mathematics and Physical Reasoning
               

              How to Fall Slower Than Gravity: And Other Everyday (and Not So Everyday) Uses of Mathematics and Physical Reasoning (PDF ebook)

              By Nahin, Paul J.

              An engaging collection of intriguing problems that shows you how to think like a mathematical physicistPaul Nahin is a master at explaining odd phenomena through straightforward mathematics. In this collection of twenty-six intriguing problems, he explores how mathematical physic...ists think. Always entertaining, the problems range from ancient catapult conundrums to the puzzling physics of a very peculiar kind of glass called NASTYGLASS-and from dodging trucks to why raindrops fall slower than the rate of gravity. The questions raised may seem impossible to answer at first and may require an unexpected twist in reasoning, but sometimes their solutions are surprisingly simple. Nahin's goal, however, is always to guide readers-who will need only to have studied advanced high school math and physics-in expanding their mathematical thinking to make sense of the curiosities of the physical world.The problems are in the first part of the book and the solutions are in the second, so that readers may challenge themselves to solve the questions on their own before looking at the explanations. The problems show how mathematics-including algebra, trigonometry, geometry, and calculus-can be united with physical laws to solve both real and theoretical problems. Historical anecdotes woven throughout the book bring alive the circumstances and people involved in some amazing discoveries and achievements.More than a puzzle book, this work will immerse you in the delights of scientific history while honing your math skills.
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              ISBN 9780691185026
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              Released NZ 27 Nov 2018
              Publisher Princeton University Pre
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              When Least Is Best: How Mathematicians Discovered Many Clever Ways to Make Things as Small (or as Large) as Possible
               

              When Least Is Best: How Mathematicians Discovered Many Clever Ways to Make Things as Small (or as Large) as Possible (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Revised edition)

              By Nahin, Paul J.

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              Shows how life often works at the extremes - with values becoming as small (or as large) as possible - and how mathematicians over the centuries have struggled to calculate these problems of minima and maxima. This is the book on optimization for math enthusiasts of all backgroun...ds.
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              ISBN 9780691130521
              Released NZ 15 Jul 2007
              Publisher Princeton University Pre
              Interest Age General Audience
              Language (English)
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              Digital Dice: Computational Solutions to Practical Probability Problems

              Digital Dice: Computational Solutions to Practical Probability Problems (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Revised edition)

              By Nahin, Paul J.

              • RRP: $59.99
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              Some probability problems are so difficult that they stump the smartest mathematicians. This text shows readers how to get numerical answers to difficult probability problems without having to solve complicated mathematical questions.

              ISBN 9780691158211
              Released NZ 15 Mar 2013
              Publisher Princeton University Pre
              Interest Age 16+ years
              Series Princeton Puzzlers
              Language (English)
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              Mrs. Perkins's Electric Quilt: And Other Intriguing Stories of Mathematical Physics
               

              Mrs. Perkins's Electric Quilt: And Other Intriguing Stories of Mathematical Physics (EPUB ebook – Course Book)

              By Nahin, Paul J.

              What does quilting have to do with electric circuit theory? This book presents an exploration of some of the many ways that math and physics combine to create something vastly more powerful, useful, and interesting than either is by itself.

              ISBN 9781400833467
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              Released NZ 17 Aug 2009
              Publisher Princeton University Pre
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