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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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            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 12 Nov 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age Adults / General
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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 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Sumpter, David

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            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 9780241467930
            Released NZ 1 Dec 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Math Makers: The Lives and Works of 50 Famous Mathematicians

            Math Makers: The Lives and Works of 50 Famous Mathematicians (Hardback)

            By Posamentier, Alfred S.; Spreitzer, Christian

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            Two veteran math educators concisely profile leading mathematicians throughout history highlighting their often unusual personalities and lives while giving average readers insights into the importance of their mathematical discoveries. --

            ISBN 9781633885202
            Released NZ 15 Apr 2020
            Publisher Prometheus Books
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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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            Exploring the Invisible: Art, Science, and the Spiritual - Revised and Expanded Edition

            Exploring the Invisible: Art, Science, and the Spiritual - Revised and Expanded Edition (Hardback, Revised edition)

            By Gamwell, Lynn; Foreword by Tyson, Neil deGrasse

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            How science changed the way artists understand reality Exploring the Invisible shows how modern art expresses the first secular, scientific worldview in human history. Now fully revised and expanded, this richly illustrated book describes two hundred years of scientific discoveri...es that inspired French Impressionist painters and Art Nouveau arch
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            ISBN 9780691191058
            Released NZ 15 Feb 2020
            Publisher Princeton University Pre
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            Platonism, Naturalism, and Mathematical Knowledge
             

            Platonism, Naturalism, and Mathematical Knowledge (Hardback)

            By Brown, James Robert

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            This study addresses a central theme in current philosophy: Platonism vs Naturalism and provides accounts of both approaches to mathematics, crucially discussing Quine, Maddy, Kitcher, Lakoff, Colyvan, and many others.

            ISBN 9780415872669
            Released NZ 13 Dec 2011
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Routledge Studies in the Philosophy of Science
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            After Goedel: Platonism and Rationalism in Mathematics and Logic
             

            After Goedel: Platonism and Rationalism in Mathematics and Logic (Hardback)

            By Tieszen, Richard

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            Richard Tieszen analyzes, develops, and defends the writings of Kurt Godel (1906-1978) on the philosophy and foundations of mathematics and logic. Godel's relation to the work of Plato, Leibniz, Husserl, and Kant is examined, and a new type of platonic rationalism that requires r...ational intuition, called 'constituted platonism', is proposed.
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            ISBN 9780199606207
            Released NZ 7 Apr 2011
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
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            Platonism and Anti-Platonism in Mathematics
             

            Platonism and Anti-Platonism in Mathematics (Paperback, New edition)

            By Balaguer, Mark

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            A demonstration of the value of both platonism and anti-platonism in the solution of mathematical problems. The author solves the important problems associated with both of the views, and demonstrates that it is inherently impossible for us to have a valid argument for or against... mathematical platonism.
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            ISBN 9780195143980
            Released NZ 1 Apr 2001
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
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            Frege's Theorem
             

            Frege's Theorem (Hardback)

            By Heck, Richard G., Jr.

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            Richard Heck explores a key idea in the work of the great philosopher/logician Gottlob Frege: that the axioms of arithmetic can be logically derived from a single principle. Heck uses the theorem to explore historical, philosophical, and technical issues in philosophy of mathemat...ics and logic, relating them to key areas of contemporary philosophy.
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            ISBN 9780199695645
            Released NZ 25 Aug 2011
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
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            The Star and the Whole: Gian-Carlo Rota on Mathematics and Phenomenology
             

            The Star and the Whole: Gian-Carlo Rota on Mathematics and Phenomenology (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Palombi, Fabrizio

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            Published with the contribution of the Faculty of Letters and Philosoophy of the Unversity of Calabria.

            ISBN 9781568815831
            Released NZ 24 Aug 2011
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Inc
            Interest Age 19+ years
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