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The Number Mysteries by Marcus du Sautoy
Title | The Number Mysteries |
Author | Marcus du Sautoy |
Publisher | St. Martin's Press |
Release | 2011-05-24 |
Category | Mathematics |
Total Pages | 272 |
ISBN | 9780230120280 |
Language | English, Spanish, and French |
Book Summary:
Every time we download music, take a flight across the Atlantic or talk on our cell phones, we are relying on great mathematical inventions. In The Number Mysteries, one of our generation's foremost mathematicians Marcus du Sautoy offers a playful and accessible examination of numbers and how, despite efforts of the greatest minds, the most fundamental puzzles of nature remain unsolved. Du Sautoy tells about the quest to predict the futureâ€”from the flight of asteroids to an impending storm, from bending a ball like Beckham to forecasting population growth. He brings to life the beauty behind five mathematical puzzles that have contributed to our understanding of the world around us and have helped develop the technology to cope with it. With loads of games to play and puzzles to solve, this is a math book for everyone.
Title | The Number Mysteries |
Author | |
Publisher | |
Release | 2011 |
Category | |
Total Pages | 264 |
ISBN | |
Language | English, Spanish, and French |
Book Summary:
The Number Mysteries Royal Institution Christmas Lectures 2006 by The Royal Institution of Great Britain
Title | The Number Mysteries Royal Institution Christmas Lectures 2006 |
Author | The Royal Institution of Great Britain |
Publisher | |
Release | 2006 |
Category | |
Total Pages | 995 |
ISBN | |
Language | English, Spanish, and French |
Book Summary:
This DVD contains the complete series of the Royal Institution Christmas Lectures 2006. In each lecture Professor Marcus du Sautoy's exuberant, fascinating and entertaining demonstrations bring alive the mysteries of mathematics. This resource is accompanied by an interactive website with puzzles, games, activities, information sheets and weblinks for digging deeper into mathematics: http://www.rigb.org/christmaslectures2006/ DVD Table of contents: * Lecture 1 The curious incident of the never-ending numbers The secret life of numbers has fascinated people ever since humans learned to count. Join Marcus as he investigates where our numbers came from and where they are going, how big they can get and whether infinity is really a number. Explore the mysterious primes, the indivisible numbers. Just why did Beckham choose the number 23 shirt? And why do sunflowers have 89 petals? Find out how to try for the $1 million prize for cracking mathematics' biggest mystery. * Lecture 2 The story of the elusive shapes Ever wondered why bubbles are always round even if you blow them with a square frame? Or why footballs are made out of pentagons and hexagons? Take a tour through the mathematical and cultural world of shapes - from pyramids in Egypt to the domes of Italy, and from the shape of good dice to the smell of symmetry. We'll even take a trip into hyperspace and reveal how to see in four dimensions. * Lecture 3 The secret of the winning streak Place your bets as we use maths to win at games. Logic is an important part of playing games and mathematics can help you plan the best strategy to win. Explore why some games are won or lost on the first move, how lateral thinking unlocks fiendish brainteasers, and why the economy, the law courts and even human relationships are one big game. * Lecture 4 The case of the uncrackable code From the Caesar Cipher to the Da Vinci Code, people have been fascinated by secret messages. The mathematics of codes lets us to do everything from photographing the surface of Mars to shopping securely on eBay. Find out how prime numbers are now the key to codes which protect credit cards from internet hackers, and how, in the digital age, i-pods and digital TV are just a load of 0s and 1s. * Lecture 5 The quest to predict the future Mathematics is the ultimate fortune teller. It can predict if a new plane design will make it off the ground. It can plan the path of a spacecraft so it passes close to every planet on its journey through the solar system. But some of nature's equations are more tricky. Why is weather so hard to forecast? How will world populations evolve? The mathematics of chaos theory helps explain why problems like these are so challenging.
Mathematical Mysteries by Calvin C. Clawson
Title | Mathematical Mysteries |
Author | Calvin C. Clawson |
Publisher | Springer |
Release | 1996-01-01 |
Category | Mathematics |
Total Pages | 314 |
ISBN | |
Language | English, Spanish, and French |
Book Summary:
Why seemingly unrelated mathematical truths are connected in simple and beautiful equations continues to stump even mathematicians. This recreational math book takes the reader on a fantastic voyage into the world of natural numbers. From the earliest discoveries of the ancient Greeks to various fundamental characteristics of the natural number sequence, Clawson explains fascinating mathematical mysteries in clear and easy prose. He delves into the heart of number theory to see and understand the exquisite relationships among natural numbers, and ends by exploring the ultimate mystery of mathematics: the Riemann hypothesis, which says that through a point in a plane, no line can be drawn parallel to a given line.While a professional mathematician's treatment of number theory involves the most sophisticated analytical tools, its basic ideas are surprisingly easy to comprehend. By concentrating on the meaning behind various equations and proofs and avoiding technical refinements, Mathematical Mysteries lets the common reader catch a glimpse of this wonderful and exotic world.
The Number Sheet Puzzle by Larry J. Galvin
Title | The Number Sheet Puzzle |
Author | Larry J. Galvin |
Publisher | Larry Galvin |
Release | 2006-12 |
Category | Fiction |
Total Pages | 76 |
ISBN | 9781424161348 |
Language | English, Spanish, and French |
Book Summary:
The Number Sheet Puzzle is the first book in The Mason Trio Math Mysteries Series. It involves two brothers and a sister who attempt to solve mysteries by using their mathematical skills. With their parents away on their twenty-fifth anniversary trip, the trio is left alone for the summer. Susie Mason tells her brothers, Mark and Jeff, about this research she has been doing regarding a bank robbery in New York City. Knowing that Mark has a love for mysteries, they decide to look into this robbery in more detail. The three decide to investigate the bank robbery more and go to New York City not knowing the danger they may facea]They discover that in solving this robbery they will have to use their deductive skills to determine the location of the stolen money and come face to face with an armed criminal.
Number Mysteries by Cyril Hayes
Title | Number Mysteries |
Author | Cyril Hayes |
Publisher | |
Release | 1987-06 |
Category | Educational games |
Total Pages | 32 |
ISBN | 9780876170427 |
Language | English, Spanish, and French |
Book Summary:
Contains a variety of mathematical puzzles for young children. Includes answers in the back of the book.
Title | Math Mysteries Grade 6 |
Author | |
Publisher | Carson-Dellosa Publishing |
Release | 2012-10-22 |
Category | Juvenile Nonfiction |
Total Pages | 48 |
ISBN | 1624421407 |
Language | English, Spanish, and French |
Book Summary:
The Math Mysteries series was designed to encourage students to think like math detectives, using clues to solve problems. These four different types of activities are found in each book: story-based mysteries, activities that discover the mysteries found in mathematics, rhyming riddles, and "crack-the-code" problems. All activities are identified in the table of contents with the NCTM standards. Activities integrate problem-solving with numbers and operations and can be used in a variety of ways. The forty engaging activities can be assigned individually, in pairs, as small group assignments, or can be solved together by the whole class. Students are also challenged to create their own math mysteries for others to solve. As students begin to think and write mathematically, they will enjoy the challenge found in each activity
But Why by Sean Monroe
Title | But Why |
Author | Sean Monroe |
Publisher | Xlibris Corporation |
Release | 2011-10-20 |
Category | Mathematics |
Total Pages | 144 |
ISBN | 146535042X |
Language | English, Spanish, and French |
Book Summary:
Have you ever wondered why we do certain things in mathematics? Why do we count decimal points when multiplying with decimals or why do we ?invert and multiply? when multiplying with fractions? Or, were you frustrated when you asked for a reason why we convert mixed numbers to improper fractions that way, and the teacher simply said, ?That is the way I learned how.?? This book attempts to answer these questions along with dozens more. If you have ever wondered why we do something in mathematics, this is the book for you. Here are a few of the mysteries that are ?unraveled? in this book: What can?t we divide by zero? Why do we move the decimal point when dividing by a decimal? Why is a ?negative times a negative a positive?? Why is any number raised to the zero power equal to zero?
Number Mysteries by Marcus Du Sautoy
Title | Number Mysteries |
Author | Marcus Du Sautoy |
Publisher | |
Release | 2011 |
Category | Mathematical recreations |
Total Pages | 304 |
ISBN | |
Language | English, Spanish, and French |
Book Summary:
From the author of 'The Music of the Primes' and 'Finding Moonshine' comes a short, lively book on five mathematical problems that just refuse to be solved - and a look at how many everyday problems can be solved by maths.
Think of a Number by John Verdon
Title | Think of a Number |
Author | John Verdon |
Publisher | Penguin UK |
Release | 2010-08-05 |
Category | Fiction |
Total Pages | 512 |
ISBN | 0141960116 |
Language | English, Spanish, and French |
Book Summary:
It begins with a letter . . . The letter contains a request - think of a number, any number - and a sealed envelope. And inside the envelope is that number. When Dave Gurney, retired NYPD homicide detective, is contacted by an old college acquaintance about some startling letters he's been receiving, he thinks it's little more than a diverting but sinister puzzle. That is, until the acquaintance is brutally killed. Suddenly Gurney finds himself in the middle of a murder investigation that makes no sense. Because the killer seems to have known his victim intimately - how else was he able to predict his victim's thoughts, even his actions? How did he know his darkest secrets? The killer is smart, and he is playing with the police. But Gurney needs to be smarter. This is only the beginning. And the killer alone knows where it will end. Fans of Harlan Coben and Linwood Barclay will love this unique and chilling high-concept thriller. Praise for John Verdon: 'The best thriller I've read in a long, long time' Tess Gerritsen 'Wow! Totally absorbing, brilliantly written. The best book I've read this year' Sun