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A. K. Dewdney 200% of Nothing: An Eye opening Tour Through The Twists and Turns of Math Abuse and Innumeracy John Wiley & Sons 247701 New York 1993 0471145742 / 9780471145745 Softcover Good Condition A revealing look at the variety of methods used by advertisers, politicians and corporations to mislead and manipulate the public by means of fancy mathematical footwork. A prominent mathematics author and columnist shows how this mathematical abuse is accomplished, how to recognize it and avoid it. Contains hundreds of actual examples of mathematical chicanery. The last chapter provides further explanations of the mathematics underlying the manipulators covered in each chapter. 182 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Mathematics; United States; Mathematics; ISBN: 0471145742. ISBN/EAN: 9780471145745. Inventory No: 247701. Paperback 1.00
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Bryan Bunch The Kingdom of Infinite Number: A Field Guide W. H. Freeman and Company 247868 2001 0716744473 / 9780716744474 Softcover Near Fine Condition Just as bird guides help watchers tell birds apart by their color, songs, and behavior, The Kingdom of Infinite Number is the perfect handbook for identifying numbers in their native habitat. Taking a field guidelike approach, it offers a fresh way of looking at individual numbers and the properties that make them unique, which are also the properties essential for mental computation. The result provides new insights into mathematical patterns and relationships and an increased appreciation for the sheer wonder of numbers. Every number in this book is identified by its "field marks," "similar species," "personality," and "associations." For example, one field mark of the number 6 is that it is the first perfect number the sum of its divisors (1,2, and 3) is equal to the number itself. Thus 28, the next perfect number, is a similar species. And the fact that 6 can easily be broken into 2 and 3 is part of its personality, a trait that is helpful when large numbers are being either multiplied or divided by 6. In addition to such classifications, special attention is paid to dozens of other fascinating numbers, transfinite and other exceptionally larger numbers, and the concept of infinity. Ideal for beginners but organized to appeal to the mathematically literate, The Kingdom of Infinite Number will not only ad to readers' enjoyment of mathematics, but to their problemsolving abilities as well. 388 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Mathematics; Mathematics; ISBN: 0716744473. ISBN/EAN: 9780716744474. Inventory No: 247868. Paperback 1.00
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Reuben Hersh What is Mathematics, Really? Jonathan Cape 247879 London 1997 First Edition 0224044176 / 9780224044172 Hardcover Fine Condition Fine This book tackles the important questions which have engaged mathematicians, scientists, and philosophers for thousands of years and which are still being asked today. It does so with clarity and with scholarship born of firsthand experience; a knowledge both of the ideas and of the people who have pronounced on them. The main purpose of the book is to confront philosophical problems: In what sense do mathematical objects exist? How can we have knowledge of them? Why do mathematicians think mathematical entities exist for ever, independent of human action and knowledge? The book proposes an unconventional answer: mathematics has existence or reality only as part of human culture. Despite its seeming timelessness and infallibility, it is a social, cultural, historic phenomenon. 343 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 12 kilos. Category: Mathematics; Mathematics; ISBN: 0224044176. ISBN/EAN: 9780224044172. Inventory No: 247879. Hardcover 1.00
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W. W. Sawyer Mathematician's Delight Pelican / Penguin Books 232496 Great Britain 1964 Reprint Softcover Good Condition 'The main object of this book is to dispel the fear of mathematics. Many people regard mathematicians as a race apart, possessed of almost supernatural powers. While this is very flattering for successful mathematicians, it is very bad for those who, for one reason or another, are attempting to learn the subject.' W.W. Sawyer's deep understanding of how we learn and his lively, practical approach have made this an ideal introduction to mathematics for generations of readers. By starting at the level of simple arithmetic and algebra and then proceeding step by step through graphs, logarithms and trigonometry to calculus and the dizzying world of imaginary numbers, the book takes the mystery out of maths. Throughout, Sawyer reveals how theory is subordinate to the reallife applications of mathematics  the Pyramids were built on Euclidean principles three thousand years before Euclid formulated them  and celebrates the sheer intellectual stimulus of mathematics at its best. 238 pages. Light tanning to pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Mathematics; Mathematics; Inventory No: 232496. Paperback 1.00
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