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- Springer 2010; US$ 27.50
This fun book uses stories to explain mathematics. It tells of villains who steal secrets, heroes who encode messages, highway confusions that result from ignoring Cartesian geometry, mistakes in calendars due to poor numerical approximations, and more. more...
- Springer 2010; US$ 19.99
Peter Winkler hat's wieder geschafft. Nach den enthusiastischen Reaktionen auf sein letztes Buch (auf Deutsch: Mathematische Rätsel für Liebhaber), gelang es ihm erneut, eine wunderbare Sammlung von eleganten mathematischen Rätseln zusammenzutragen, um seine Leser einmal mehr herauszufordern und zu unterhalten. Dieses Buch richtet sich an Liebhaber... more...
- Springer 2011; US$ 39.99
Der Band erläutert die mathematischen Hintergründe der demokratischen Wahlsysteme und führt dabei zugleich in ihre Geschichte ein. Die Mehrheitswahl und die Zuteilung von Sitzen im Parlament etwa werfen mathematische Fragen auf, deren Lösung überraschend schwierig ist. Wie viele Sitze bekommt zum Beispiel eine Partei, die 23,6 Prozent der Stimmen erhielt?... more...
- Springer 2011; US$ 99.00
Assuming only basic algebra and Galois theory, this book develops the method of 'algebraic patching' to realize finite groups and, more generally, to solve finite split embedding problems over fields. The method succeeds over rational function fields of one variable over 'ample fields'. Among others, it leads to the solution of two... more...
- Michael O' Mara Books 2011; US$ 9.99
It's hard to imagine a world without numbers in this day and age, when our whole life is centred around commerce and money, and it is the only language that is the same the world over. This title reveals intriguing information, including: numerical facts; myths and mysticism in the world of numbers; and, numbers in language and used as slang. more...
- DK Publishing 2005; US$ 16.99
Experience the mysterious and magical world of numbers as never before. This unique book investigates mathematical marvels such as why daisies always have 34, 55, or 89 petals, why the world''s phone numbers appear in Pi, and other patterns and paradoxes that will make readers look at numbers in a whole new way. more...
- Springer 2011; US$ 34.95
This book concentrates on the mathematics of photonic crystals, which form an important class of physical structures investigated in nanotechnology. Photonic crystals are materials which are composed of two or more different dielectrics or metals, and which exhibit a spatially periodic structure, typically at the length scale of hundred nanometers.... more...
- Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 16.99
From the mathematics of mazes, to cones with a twist, and the amazing sphericon - and how to make one - Ian Stewart is back with more mathematical stories and puzzles that are as quirky as they are fascinating, and each from the cutting edge of the world of mathematics. We find out about the mathematics of time travel, explore the shape of teardrops... more...
- Shell Education 2010; US$ 8.99
This is a story about two cousins who live in different places. They do many of the same things, but they do them at different times of the day. Learn how to tell time using different clocks as you follow them through their daily activities. What is your favorite time of the day? 32pp. more...
- Wide World Publishing, Tetra 2011; US$ 12.95
Delves into the world of ideas, explores the spell mathematics casts on our lives, and helps you discover mathematics where you least expect it. Be spellbound by the mathematical designs found in nature. Learn how knots may untie the mysteries of life. Be mesmerized by the computer revolution. Discover how the hidden forces of mathematics -hold architectural... more...