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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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            Power in Numbers: The Rebel Women of Mathematics

            Power in Numbers: The Rebel Women of Mathematics (Hardback)

            By Williams, Talithia

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            The Women of Mathematics is a fascinating, illustrated book examines the lives and work of history's most preeminent female mathematicians.

            ISBN 9781631064852
            Released NZ 21 Feb 2018
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
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            The Mathematics of the Gods and the Algorithms of Men: A Cultural History

            The Mathematics of the Gods and the Algorithms of Men: A Cultural History (Hardback)

            By Zellini, Paolo

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            Is mathematics a discovery or an invention? Have we invented numbers or do they truly exist? What sort of reality could we attribute to them? Mathematics has always been a way of understanding and ordering the world: from sacred ancient texts and pre-Socratic philosophers to twen...tieth-century logicians such as Russell and Frege and beyond. In this masterful, elegant book, mathematician and philosopher Paolo Zellini offers a brief cultural and intellectual history of mathematics, from ancient Greece to India to our contemporary obsession with algorithms, showing how mathematical thinking is inextricably linked with philosophical, existential and religious questions - and indeed with our cosmic understanding of the world.
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            ISBN 9780241312179
            Released NZ 5 Mar 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Language (English)
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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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            The Mathematics of Secrets: Cryptography from Caesar Ciphers to Digital Encryption
             

            The Mathematics of Secrets: Cryptography from Caesar Ciphers to Digital Encryption (PDF ebook)

            By Holden, Joshua

            Explaining the mathematics of cryptographyThe Mathematics of Secrets takes readers on a fascinating tour of the mathematics behind cryptography-the science of sending secret messages. Using a wide range of historical anecdotes and real-world examples, Joshua Holden shows how math...ematical principles underpin the ways that different codes and ciphers work. He focuses on both code making and code breaking and discusses most of the ancient and modern ciphers that are currently known. He begins by looking at substitution ciphers, and then discusses how to introduce flexibility and additional notation. Holden goes on to explore polyalphabetic substitution ciphers, transposition ciphers, connections between ciphers and computer encryption, stream ciphers, public-key ciphers, and ciphers involving exponentiation. He concludes by looking at the future of ciphers and where cryptography might be headed. The Mathematics of Secrets reveals the mathematics working stealthily in the science of coded messages.A blog describing new developments and historical discoveries in cryptography related to the material in this book is accessible at http://press.princeton.edu/titles/10826.html.
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            ISBN 9780691184555
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            Language en
            Released NZ 2 Oct 2018
            Publisher Princeton University Pre
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Tales of Impossibility: The 2000-Year Quest to Solve the Mathematical Problems of Antiquity

            Tales of Impossibility: The 2000-Year Quest to Solve the Mathematical Problems of Antiquity (Hardback)

            By Richeson, David S.

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            A comprehensive look at four of the most famous problems in mathematics Tales of Impossibility recounts the intriguing story of the so-called problems of antiquity, four of the most famous and studied questions in the history of mathematics. First posed by the ancient Greeks, the...se compass and straightedge problems-squaring the circle, trisecting an angle, doubling the cube, and inscribing regular polygons in a circle-have served as ever-present muses for mathematicians for more than two millennia. David Richeson follows the trail of these problems to show that ultimately, their proofs-demonstrating the impossibility of solving them using only a compass and straightedge-depended upon and resulted in the growth of mathematics. Richeson explores how celebrated luminaries, including Euclid, Archimedes, Viete, Descartes, Newton, and Gauss labored to understand the problems of antiquity, and how many major mathematical discoveries were related to these explorations. Though the problems were based in geometry, their resolutions were not, and had to wait until the nineteenth century, when mathematicians had developed the theory of real and complex numbers, analytic geometry, algebra, and calculus. A little-known mathematician named Pierre Wantzel and Ferdinand von Lindemann, through his work on , finally determined the problems were impossible to solve. Along the way, Richeson provides entertaining anecdotes connected to the problems, such as how the Indiana legislature passed a bill setting an incorrect value for , and how Leonardo da Vinci made elegant contributions to the puzzles. Taking readers from the classical period to the present, Tales of Impossibility demonstrates how four unsolvable problems captivated mathematical thinking for centuries.
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            ISBN 9780691192963
            Released NZ 15 Oct 2019
            Publisher Princeton University Pre
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Language (English)
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            Hinton

            Hinton (Hardback)

            By Blacklock, Mark

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            Howard Hinton and his family are living in Japan, escaping from a scandal. Hinton's obsession is his work, his voyages into mathematical pure space, into the fourth dimension, but also his wife and sons, each of whom are entangled in the strange and unknown landscapes of Hinton's... science fictions. In a bravura and startling meeting of real and philosophical elements, Mark Blacklock has created a ravishing period piece of late-Victorian social, scientific and domestic life. Hinton is about extraordinary discoveries, and terrible choices. It is about people who discover and map other realms, and what the implications might be for those of us left behind.
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            ISBN 9781783785209
            Released NZ 28 Apr 2020
            Publisher Granta Books
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Abstraction and Infinity

            Abstraction and Infinity (Paperback)

            By Mancosu, Paolo

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            Mancosu offers an original investigation of key notions in mathematics: abstraction and infinity, and their interaction. He gives a historical analysis of the theorizing of definitions by abstraction, and explores a novel approach to measuring the size of infinite sets, showing h...ow this leads to deep mathematical and philosophical problems.
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            ISBN 9780198822684
            Released NZ 23 May 2019
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
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            Map of the World: An Introduction to Mathematical Geodesy
             

            Map of the World: An Introduction to Mathematical Geodesy (Hardback)

            By Vermeer, Martin; Rasila, Antti

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            The development of mathematical theory, together with its implementation and use, needed to process, analyze, integrate and validate geodetic data, such as measurements for landsurveying, is referred to as the discipline of Mathematical Geodesy. It is about the calculus of observ...ation, the validation of measurements and mathematical models, and the analysis of spatial and temporal phenomena in geosciences, i.e. about parameter estimation, testing and reliability, and about interpolation and prediction. Map of the World: An Introduction to Mathematical Geodesy aims to provide an accessible introduction to this area, presenting the most pertinent mathematical foundations relating to maps, mapping and the production of geospatial data. Features * Written in a fluid and accessible style, replete with exercises; ideal for undergraduate courses * Suitable for students of land surveying and natural science, as well as professionals, but also for map amateurs
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            ISBN 9780367217730
            Released NZ 10 Sep 2019
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Badiou and Indifferent Being: A Critical Introduction to Being and Event
             

            Badiou and Indifferent Being: A Critical Introduction to Being and Event (Hardback, HPOD)

            By Watkin, William

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            This in depth exploration is the first part of a two part study of the two volumes of Alain Badiou's seminal Being and Event project. Badiou and Indifferent Being is an original, systematic study of Being and Event that takes into consideration the dramatic modifications to Badio...u's philosophy since the publication of Logics of Worlds (2006). In that central elements of Badiou's philosophy, such as the situation, the event and the subject, are incomplete in Being and Event, this is the only fully up-to-date and accurate consideration of Badiou's overall philosophy yet published. At the same time as presenting an up-to-date account of Badiou's overall philosophy, the book is the first to draw out the central component of Badiou's ontology namely its relation to the category of indifference. Concentrating on the use of indifference across all the core elements of ontology, in particular the void, the pure multiple, the concept of set and the event, the book demonstrates that because set theory as such is a mathematics of indifference and for Badiou ontology is mathematics, no account of Badiou's ontology is complete unless it accepts that Badiou's theory of being is a presentation of indifferent being. The book provides a detailed and lively section by section reading of Badiou's foundational work, presenting all his concepts for all Badiou readers from undergraduates to researchers. It is a seminal source text for all future readings of Badiou.
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            ISBN 9781350015661
            Released NZ 21 Sep 2017
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 19+ years
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