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            The Ten Equations that Rule the World: And How You Can Use Them Too
             

            The Ten Equations that Rule the World: And How You Can Use Them Too (Hardback)

            By Sumpter, David

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              1 Oct 20

            They know something you don't know. They work inside investment banks, betting companies and social media giants. What are the secrets held by mathematicians and what can everyone else learn from them? Their advantage can be reduced to a small number of equations. Ten of them. An...d, surprisingly, it isn't their technical details that give them an edge. It is the way these equations allow them to view problems from a different angle -- a way of seeing the world that anyone can learn. In this eye-opening book, mathematician David Sumpter reveals the formulas that make the modern world go round, and how we can use them to better our chances of success, solidify friendships and live healthier lives, to guard against failure and financial ruin, and to see through scaremongering. Writing with clarity and wit, Sumpter explains how the same equations that are integral to Facebook can help you to work out how long to persist with a difficult task or how many episodes of a new Netflix series to watch before giving up. Empowering and enlightening, The Ten Equations shows how maths can truly change our way of understanding the world.
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            ISBN 9780241404546
            Released NZ 1 Oct 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            A Project to Find the Fundamental Theory of Physics
             

            A Project to Find the Fundamental Theory of Physics (Hardback)

            By Wolfram, Stephen

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            Released alongside the launch of the Wolfram Physics Project, this book provides a unique opportunity to learn about a historic initiative in science right as it is happening. The Wolfram Physics Project is a bold effort to use breakthrough new ideas and the latest in physics, ma...thematics and computation to find the fundamental theory of physics, often viewed as the ultimate goal in all of science. Written with Stephen Wolfram's characteristic expositional flair, the book includes both an accessible introduction to the project and its background, as well as core technical documents, and breathtaking visualizations that bring to life a dramatic new understanding of how our universe works.
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            ISBN 9781579550356
            Released NZ 29 Jun 2020
            Publisher Wolfram Media
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            Something Doesn't Add Up: Surviving Statistics in a Post-Truth World

            Something Doesn't Add Up: Surviving Statistics in a Post-Truth World (Hardback, Main)

            By Goodwin, Paul

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            Some people fear and mistrust numbers. Others want to use them for everything. After a long career as a statistician, Paul Goodwin has learned the hard way that the ones who want to use them for everything are a very good reason for the rest of us to fear and mistrust them. Somet...hing Doesn't Add Up is a tour of the stupidest, most self-defeating, self-blinding ways in which supposedly clever people use maths in everyday life. Wry, witty and humane, Goodwin explains mathematical subtleties so painlessly that you hardly need to think about numbers at all. He demonstrates how statistics that are meant to make life simpler often make it simpler than it actually is, but also reveals some of the ways we really can use maths to make better decisions. Along the way we learn about fitness tracking, the history of IQ testing, China's social credit system, Effective Altruism, and how someone should have noticed that Harold Shipman was killing his patients years before they actually did. In the right hands, maths is a useful tool. It's just a pity there are so many of the wrong hands about.
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            ISBN 9781788162586
            Released NZ 31 Mar 2020
            Publisher Profile Books Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Rules of Contagion: Why Things Spread - and Why They Stop
             

            The Rules of Contagion: Why Things Spread - and Why They Stop (Hardback, Main)

            By Kucharski, Adam; Edited by Barrie, Francesca

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            Why do some ideas take off - and others fail to spread? Why are some diseases predictable, and others swamped in uncertainty? And what about the outbreaks that never happen at all? We live in a world that's more connected than ever before. But even as we see our lives being shape...d by the spread of ideas, trends - and even diseases - we sometimes struggle to grasp how it actually works. Outbreaks seem to be driven by randomness and hidden laws, and in order to understand them, we need to start thinking like mathematicians. Here, epidemiologist Adam Kucharski reveals how new mathematical approaches are transforming what we know about contagion - from the revolutionary initiatives that helped tackle gun violence in Chicago to the truth behind the spread of fake news. And along the way, he'll explain how happiness and depression can spread through our friendship networks, what STDs can tell us about banking, and why some predictions go badly wrong (and why that might not be a bad thing).
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            ISBN 9781788160193
            Released NZ 28 Apr 2020
            Publisher Profile Books Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Wellcome Collection
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            Slicing Pizzas, Racing Turtles, and Further Adventures in Applied Mathematics
               

            Slicing Pizzas, Racing Turtles, and Further Adventures in Applied Mathematics (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Banks, Robert B.

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            A collection of puzzles. Covering a range of fields, from geography and environmental studies to map- and flag-making, it uses basic algebra and geometry to solve problems. It is suitable for readers interested in sharpening their thinking and mathematical skills.

            ISBN 9780691154992
            Released NZ 15 Jun 2012
            Publisher Princeton University Pre
            Interest Age 14+ years
            Series Princeton Puzzlers
            Language (English)
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            Topics in Percolative and Disordered Systems
             

            Topics in Percolative and Disordered Systems (Hardback)

            Edited by Ramirez, Alejandro F.; Ben Arous, Gerard; Ferrari, Pablo A.; Newman, Charles M.; Sidoravicius, Vladas

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            Topics include developments based on breakthroughs in the mathematical understanding of phenomena describing systems in highly inhomogeneous and disordered media, including the KPZ universality class (describing the evolution of interfaces in two dimensions), random walks in rand...om environment and percolative systems.
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            ISBN 9781493903382
            Released NZ 17 Jun 2014
            Publisher Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Springer Proceedings in Mathematics and Statistics
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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

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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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            Conjuring the Universe: The Origins of the Laws of Nature

            Conjuring the Universe: The Origins of the Laws of Nature (Paperback)

            By Atkins, Peter

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            The marvellous complexity of the Universe emerges from several deep laws and a handful of fundamental constants that fix its shape, scale, and destiny. Peter Atkins identifies the minimum decisions that would be needed for the Universe to behave as it does, arguing that the laws ...of Nature can spring from very little. Or perhaps from nothing at all.
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            ISBN 9780198813385
            Released NZ 11 Apr 2020
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
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            Einstein's War: How Relativity Conquered Nationalism and Shook the World
             

            Einstein's War: How Relativity Conquered Nationalism and Shook the World (Paperback)

            By Stanley, Matthew

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              1 Dec 20

            'Deeply researched and profoundly absorbing . . . Matthew Stanley traces one of the greatest epics of scientific history . . . An amazing story' Michael Frayn, author of Tony Award-winning Copenhagen In 1916, Arthur Eddington, a war-weary British astronomer, opened a letter writt...en by an obscure German professor named Einstein. The neatly printed equations on the scrap of paper outlined his world-changing theory of general relativity. Until then Einstein's masterpiece of time and space had been trapped behind the physical and ideological lines of battle, unknown. Einstein's name is now synonymous with 'genius', but it was not an easy road. He spent a decade creating relativity and his ascent to global celebrity owed much to against-the-odds international collaboration, including Eddington's globe-spanning expedition of 1919 - two years before they finally met. We usually think of scientific discovery as a flash of individual inspiration, but here we see it is the result of hard work, gambles and wrong turns. Einstein's War is a celebration of what science can offer when bigotry and nationalism are defeated. Using previously unknown sources and written like a thriller, it shows relativity being built brick-by-brick in front of us, as it happened 100 years ago. 'Riveting . . . Stanley lets us share the excitement a hundred years later in this entertaining and gripping book. It's a must read if you ever wondered how Einstein became 'Einstein'' Manjit Kumar, author of Quantum
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            ISBN 9780241985618
            Released NZ 1 Dec 2020
            Publisher Penguin
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            Systems Biology: A Very Short Introduction

            Systems Biology: A Very Short Introduction (Paperback)

            By Voit, Eberhard O.

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            Systems biology utilises new computational tools to analyse biological processes on an extraordinary scale. We can now study complex biological phenomena within their natural contexts, applying a holistic, systems-based approach. This book explores what this interdisciplinary fie...ld is about, and how it will affect our understanding of life.
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            ISBN 9780198828372
            Released NZ 9 Apr 2020
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Very Short Introductions
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