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Get Smart: Maths: The Big Ideas You Should Know

ISBN 13: 9781786483355


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Can you explain Fermat’s Last Theorem? What is the shape of the Universe? And how do you add up to infinity? Challenge yourself with Get Smart: Maths and learn to think and talk like the world’s greatest mathematical geniuses. Taking you on a journey through the mathematical ideas that underpin our world – from imaginary numbers and Turing machines to chaos theory and mathematical paradoxes; from the search for primes and game theory to relativity and the arithmetic of altruism – Get Smart: Maths demystifies 50 key concepts and provides you with the tools to master the very biggest ideas. Includes: imaginary numbers; the riemann hypothesis; mathematical paradoxes; chaos theory; code breaking; Goedel’s incompleteness theorem; topology; the Poincare conjecture; game theory; the maths of symmetry; calculus; Turing machines; fractals; the prisoner’s dilemma; primes; knot theory; probability and statistics; the Monty Hall problem . . . and many more.

ISBN 13: 9781786483355

Author: Julia Collins

Author(s) Julia Collins
Format Hardback
ISBN 13 9781786483355
Pages 224
ISBN 10 1786483351
Publisher Quercus
Weight 648 g
Publication Date 06-09-2018
Dewey 510
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