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            Humble Pi: A Comedy of Maths Errors

            Humble Pi: A Comedy of Maths Errors (Paperback)

            By Parker, Matt

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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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            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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            The History of Mathematics: A Very Short Introduction
             

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

            By Stedall, Jacqueline

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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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            Logicomix: An Epic Search for Truth

            Logicomix: An Epic Search for Truth (Paperback, UK ed.)

            By Doxiadis, Apostolos; Papadimitriou, Christos H.

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            The innovative, dramatic graphic novel based on the life of the philosopher and mathematician Bertrand Russell.

            ISBN 9780747597209
            Released NZ 23 Oct 2009
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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            Instant Mathematics: Key Thinkers, Theories, Discoveries and Concepts Explained on a Single Page
             

            Instant Mathematics: Key Thinkers, Theories, Discoveries and Concepts Explained on a Single Page (Paperback, Contains 1 Paperback / softback and 1 Other merchandise)

            By Parsons, Dr Paul

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            Instant Mathematics pulls together all the pivotal mathematical theories and discoveries into one concise volume. From zero to the Riemann Hypothesis, from primes to irrational numbers, and from Pythagoras to John Nash and Roger Penrose, every key figure, theory or term is expres...sed in succinct and lively text and graphics.
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            ISBN 9781787393240
            Released NZ 2 Jun 2020
            Publisher Welbeck Publishing Group
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            The Wonder Book of Geometry: A Mathematical Story
             

            The Wonder Book of Geometry: A Mathematical Story (Hardback)

            By Acheson, David

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            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 off...ers the quickest route to the spirit of mathematics at its best.
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            ISBN 9780198846383
            Released NZ 5 Nov 2020
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
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            The Write Equation: Writing in the Mathematics Classroom

            The Write Equation: Writing in the Mathematics Classroom (Paperback)

            By Carter, John A.; Carter, Dorothy E.

            ISBN 9780866516716
            Released NZ 1 Jan 1999
            Publisher Pearson New Zealand Limited
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            The Ganitatilaka and its Commentary: Two Medieval Sanskrit Mathematical Texts
             

            The Ganitatilaka and its Commentary: Two Medieval Sanskrit Mathematical Texts (Hardback)

            By Petrocchi, Alessandra

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            The Ganitatilaka and its Commentary: Two Medieval Sanskrit Mathematical Texts presents the first English annotated translation and analysis of the Ganitatilaka by Sripati and its Sanskrit commentary by the Jaina monk Simhatilakasuri (13th century CE). Simhatilakasuri's commentary... upon the Ganitatilaka is a key text for the study of Sanskrit mathematical jargon and a precious source of information on mathematical practices of Medieval India; this is, in fact, the first known Sanskrit mathematical commentary written by a Jaina monk, upon whom we have substantial information, to survive to the present day. In presenting the first annotated translation of these two Sanskrit mathematical texts, this volume focuses on language in mathematics, and put forward a novel, fresh approach to Sanskrit mathematical literature which favors attention to linguistic, literary features, and textual data. This key resource makes these important texts available in English for the first time for students of ancient and medieval mathematics. This key resource makes these important texts available in English for the first time for students of Sanskrit, medieval mathematics, South Asian history, and philology.
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            ISBN 9781138496217
            Released NZ 18 Mar 2019
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Scientific Writings from the Ancient and Medieval World
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            Peirce
             

            Peirce (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Atkin, Albert

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            Charles Sanders Peirce (1839-1914) is generally regarded as the founder of pragmatism, and one of the greatest ever American philosophers. Peirce is also widely known for his work on truth, foundational work in mathematical logic, and an influential theory of signs, or semiotics.... Albert Atkin introduces the full spectrum of Peirce's thought for those coming to his work for the first time. The book begins with an overview of Peirce's life and work, considering his early and long-standing interest in logic and science, and highlighting important views on the structure of philosophical thought. Atkin then explains Peirce's accounts of pragmatism and truth examining important later developments to these theories. He then introduces Peirce's full accounts of semiotics, examines his foundational work on formal and graphical logic, and introduces Peirce's accounts metaphysics, the least understood aspect of his philosophy. The final chapter considers Peirce's legacy and influence on the thought of philosophers such as John Dewey and Richard Rorty, as well as highlighting areas where Peirce's ideas could still provide important insights for contemporary philosophers. Including chapter summaries, suggestions for further reading and a glossary, this invaluable introduction and guide to Peirce's philosophy is essential reading for those new to his work.
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            ISBN 9780415488327
            Released NZ 9 Jul 2015
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series The Routledge Philosophers
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            The Art And Practice Of Mathematics: Interviews At The Institute For Mathematical Sciences, National University Of Singapore, 2010-2020
             

            The Art And Practice Of Mathematics: Interviews At The Institute For Mathematical Sciences, National University Of Singapore, 2010-2020 (Hardback)

            By Leong, Yu Kiang

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            This book constitutes the second volume of interviews with prominent mathematicians and mathematical scientists invited to the Institute for Mathematical Sciences, National University of Singapore.

            ISBN 9789811219580
            Released NZ 15 Jul 2020
            Publisher World Scientific Publishing Co
            Interest Age 19+ years
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