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200% of Nothing: An Eye opening Tour Through The Twists and Turns of Math Abuse and Innumeracy

By: A. K. Dewdney

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, John Wiley & Sons: 1993

Seller ID: 247701

ISBN: 0471145742

Condition: 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; Mathematic... View more info

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Understanding The New Mathematics

By: Evelyn B. Rosenthal

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Fawcett Publications: 1965

Seller ID: 240543

Condition: Fair Condition


A few moisture marks to top and bottom edges of first few pages. Pen drawing on rear cover. 240 pages. Pages browned. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Mathematics; Inventory No: 240543. Paperback View more info

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Reckoning With Risk: Learning to Live With Uncertainty

By: Gerd Gigerenzer

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Great Britain, Penguin Books: 2003

Seller ID: 248387

ISBN: 0140297863

Condition: Good Condition


Gerd Gigerenzer's Reckoning with Risk: Learning to Live with Uncertainty illustrates how we can learn to make sense of statistics and turn ignorance into insight. However much we want certainty in our lives, it feels as if we live in an uncertain and dangerous world. But are we guilty of wildly exaggerating the chances of some unwanted event happening to us? Are we misled by our ignorance of the reality of risk? Far too many of us, argues Gerd Gigerenzer, are hampered by our own innumeracy, while statistics are often presented to us in highly confusing ways. With real world examples, such as t... View more info

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Mobius and His Band: Mathematics and Astronomy in Nineteenth-Century Germany

By: John Fauvel, Raymond Flood and Robin Wilson [Editors]

Price: $17.00

Publisher: Oxford, Oxford University Press: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 249162

ISBN: 019853969X

Condition: Very Good Condition


August Moebius was one of the nineteenth century's most influential mathematicians and astronomers. Written by six distinguished contributors, this book explores the work of Moebius and his fellow-German scholars, in particular the achievements which act as a mirror for the work being undertaken by his contemporaries around the world. The background to Moebius's life and labours is provided by John Fauvel. Gert Schubring examines the mathematical community in nineteenth-century Germany, while Allan Chapman describes the revolution in astronomy that took place during the period. Jeremy Gray ana... View more info

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Life by the Numbers

By: Keith devlin

Price: $20.00

Publisher: USA, John Wiley & Sons: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 248022

ISBN: 0471240443

Condition: Near Fine Condition


A lively, visually striking introduction to the remarkable ways math shapes our lives, visually striking introduction to the remarkable ways math shapes our lives Life by the Numbers is the exclusive companion volume to the PBS series apes our lives Life by the Numbers is the exclusive companion volume to the PBS series 214 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Mathematics; Mathematics; ISBN: 0471240443. ISBN/EAN: 9780471240440. Inventory No: 248022. Hardcover View more info

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Pocket Book of Integrals and Mathematical Formulas

By: Ronald J. Tallarida

Price: $8.00

Publisher: USA, CRC Press: 1992

Seller ID: 249105

ISBN: 0849301424

Condition: Near Fine Condition


Pocket Book of Integrals and Mathematical Formulas, Second Edition, is a handy, compact reference work containing concise discussions of mathematical concepts and formulas frequently needed by students and professionals in engineering, science, applied math and statistics. One of the book's special features is its comprehensive table of integrals arranged and formatted to facilitate the rapid location of the right form. Tables of derivatives; calculus applications; graphs of important Cartesian and polar curves; and formulas from algebra, geometry, trigonometry, calculus and statistics have al... View more info

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Hobbs' Arithmetic of Electrical Measures with Numerous Examples, Fully Worked

By: W. R. P Hobbs, R.N. ; A. Risdon Palmer B.Sc., B.A. [Revised]

Price: $9.00

Publisher: London, Thomas Murby & Co:

Edition: Twenty-Second Printing

Seller ID: 2008

Condition: Good Condition


Revised and edited with six addition chapters. Red cloth wrappers lightly rubbed at edges. 130 pages. Previous owners details on inside cover. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 250 grams. Category: Mathematics; Mathematics; Inventory No: 2008. Paperback View more info

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Mathematician's Delight

By: W. W. Sawyer

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Great Britain, Pelican / Penguin Books: 1964

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 232496

Condition: 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 an... View more info