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How to Fall Slower Than Gravity: And Other Everyday (and Not So Everyday) Uses of Mathematics and Physical Reasoning

How to Fall Slower Than Gravity

And Other Everyday (and Not So Everyday) Uses of Mathematics and Physical Reasoning

Princeton University Press (2018)
US$25.43

An engaging collection of intriguing problems that shows you how to think like a mathematical...

Number-Crunching: Taming Unruly Computational Problems from Mathematical Physics to Science Fiction

Number-Crunching

Taming Unruly Computational Problems from Mathematical Physics to Science Fiction

Princeton University Press (2011)
US$27.25

How do technicians repair broken communications cables at the bottom of the ocean without actually...

In Praise of Simple Physics: The Science and Mathematics behind Everyday Questions

In Praise of Simple Physics

The Science and Mathematics behind Everyday Questions

Princeton University Press (2016)
US$16.33

Physics can explain many of the things that we commonly encounter. It can tell us why the night is...

Will You Be Alive 10 Years from Now?: And Numerous Other Curious Questions in Probability

Will You Be Alive 10 Years from Now?

And Numerous Other Curious Questions in Probability

Princeton University Press (2013)
US$25.43

What are the chances of a game-show contestant finding a chicken in a box? Is the Hanukkah dreidel a...

Mrs. Perkins's Electric Quilt: And Other Intriguing Stories of Mathematical Physics

Mrs. Perkins's Electric Quilt

And Other Intriguing Stories of Mathematical Physics

Princeton University Press (2009)
US$27.25

What does quilting have to do with electric circuit theory? The answer is just one of the...

Duelling Idiots and Other Probability Puzzlers
Princeton University Press (2012)
US$17.24

What are your chances of dying on your next flight, being called for jury duty, or winning the...

The Logician and the Engineer: How George Boole and Claude Shannon Created the Information Age

The Logician and the Engineer

How George Boole and Claude Shannon Created the Information Age

Princeton University Press (2012)
US$16.33

Boolean algebra, also called Boolean logic, is at the heart of the electronic circuitry in...

Inside Interesting Integrals
Springer New York (2014)
US$33.64

What’s the point of calculating definite integrals since you can’t possibly do them all?. What...

When Least Is Best: How Mathematicians Discovered Many Clever Ways to Make Things as Small (or as Large) as Possible

When Least Is Best

How Mathematicians Discovered Many Clever Ways to Make Things as Small (or as Large) as Possible

Princeton University Press (2011)
US$22.70

What is the best way to photograph a speeding bullet? Why does light move through glass in the least...

Time Machine Tales: The Science Fiction Adventures and Philosophical Puzzles of Time Travel

Time Machine Tales

The Science Fiction Adventures and Philosophical Puzzles of Time Travel

Springer International Publishing (2016)
US$19.06

This book contains a broad overview of time travel in science fiction, along with a detailed...