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- OUP Oxford 2002; US$ 15.99 US$ 13.75
Mathematics for the Imagination provides an accessible and entertaining investigation into mathematical problems in the world around us. From world navigation, family trees, and calendars to patterns, tessellations, and number tricks, this informative and fun new book helps you to understand the maths behind real-life questions and rediscover your... more...
- Springer London 2008; US$ 19.53
This is an entertaining introduction to the development of numbers and their applications. The book is written in the same user-friendly style that characterises the author?s previous books. It blends easy material with more challenging ideas. more...
- OUP Oxford 2009; US$ 16.99 US$ 14.61
What do railways, mingling at parties, mazes, and the internet all have in common? All are networks - people or places or things that connect to one another. Peter Higgins shows that these phenomena - and many more - are underpinned by the same deep mathematical structure, and how this understanding gives us remarkable new insights into the world. more...
- OUP Oxford 2011; US$ 7.99 US$ 6.87
In this Very Short Introduction Peter M. Higgins presents an overview of the number types featured in modern science and mathematics. Providing a non-technical account, he explores the evolution of the modern number system, examines the fascinating role of primes, and explains their role in contemporary cryptography. more...
- Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 10.99 US$ 9.45
When do the hands of a clock coincide? How likely is it that two children in the same class will share a birthday? Should you play Roulette or the Lottery? How do we calculate the volume of a doughnut? Why does the android Data in Star Trek lose at poker? What is Fibonacci's Rabbit Problem? Many things in the world have a mathematical side to them,... more...
- OUP Oxford 2015; US$ 7.99 US$ 6.87
This Very Short Introduction invites readers to revisit algebra and appreciate the elegance and power of equations and inequalities. Offering a clear explanation of algebra through theory and example, Higgins shows how equations lead to complex numbers, matrices, groups, rings, and fields. more...
- Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2012; US$ 13.72
Seit Jahrhunderten sind Menschen fasziniert von Zahlen. Zahlen sind jedem vertraut und bilden ein wesentliches Fundament für unser Verständnis der Welt. Und doch ist uns das Zahlensystem nicht ?einfach so? gegeben, sondern es hat sich über Jahrtausende entwickelt. Trotz aller Fortschritte kann auch heute noch jedes Kind Fragen in Bezug auf Zahlen... more...
- Osprey Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 15.95
The German A7V and the British Mark IV were similar in weight, size, and speed, but differed significantly in armour, armament and maneuverability. The A7V had thicker armour, and had nearly double the horsepower per ton. The Mark IV's pair of side-mounted 6pdr cannons forced the vehicle to present its side arc to an enemy in order to fire one of... more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2003; US$ 61.00 US$ 50.02
Discover how to make biometrics -- the technology involving scanning and analyzing unique body characteristics and matching them against information stored in a database -- a part of your overall security plan with this hands-on guide. Includes deployment scenarios, cost analysis, privacy issues, and much more. more...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 14.99
The German A7V and the British Mark IV were similar in weight, size, and speed, but differed significantly in armour, armament and maneuverability. The A7V had thicker armour, and had nearly double the horsepower per ton. The Mark IV's pair of side-mounted 6pdr cannons forced the vehicle to present its side arc to an enemy in order to fire one of its... more...