The Maths Behind

Author: Colin Beveridge
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1844039897
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The Maths Behind over 60 everyday phenomena. Have you ever wondered why traffic jams often turn out to have no cause when you get to the end of the queue? There's a mathematical explanation for that. Or ever considered whether some lotteries might be easier to win than others? There's a formula for that too. If you've ever been curious about the mathematical strings that hold our world together, then look no further than The Maths Behind. This intriguing and illuminating book takes a scientific view of your everyday world, and can give you the answers to all the niggling questions in your life, along with many you never even thought to ask. From the science behind roller coasters, to the maths behind how to consistently win at Monopoly (and become very unpopular with your family), this is a fascinating look at the mathematical forces that run beneath our everyday transactions.

The Maths Behind The Magic

Author: Adam Boddison
Editor: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1438906595
Size: 20,51 MB
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Do you enjoy magic? Do you enjoy mathematics? If the answer to either (or both) of these questions is yes, then this is a book for you. Inside the book you will find a collection of twenty magic tricks that are all based on some mathematics. For each trick there is a step-by-step routine to ensure that the performance you give looks both polished and professional. This book is particularly well-suited to mathematics teachers who are looking for interesting and original starter activities to use in their lessons. Mathematics students from age nine up to university level should also find the book entertaining as the mathematical skills required to appreciate the maths behind the magic are wide ranging.

The Math Behind The Music

Author: Leon Harkleroad
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521810957
Size: 11,79 MB
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Looks at the mathematical aspects of music, covering such topics as compositional techniques, scales, tuning systems, and music criticism.

The Math Behind The Method

Author: Thomas Wilshaw
Editor: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1105606392
Size: 17,36 MB
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The theory and formulas behind Short Term Equine Investings Tote Chart gives the reader to opportunity to create their own chart using the parameters they want. Also includes the 10% solution wagering guide and information on morning line tabulation. Was being offered for $12.95, but now, for a limited time you can download your copy for only $9.75!

Taking Sudoku Seriously

Author: Jason Rosenhouse
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199921083
Size: 10,61 MB
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Packed with more than a hundred color illustrations and a wide variety of puzzles and brainteasers, Taking Sudoku Seriously uses this popular craze as the starting point for a fun-filled introduction to higher mathematics. How many Sudoku solution squares are there? What shapes other than three-by-three blocks can serve as acceptable Sudoku regions? What is the fewest number of starting clues a sound Sudoku puzzle can have? Does solving Sudoku require mathematics? Jason Rosenhouse and Laura Taalman show that answering these questions opens the door to a wealth of interesting mathematics. Indeed, they show that Sudoku puzzles and their variants are a gateway into mathematical thinking generally. Among many topics, the authors look at the notion of a Latin square--an object of long-standing interest to mathematicians--of which Sudoku squares are a special case; discuss how one finds interesting Sudoku puzzles; explore the connections between Sudoku, graph theory, and polynomials; and consider Sudoku extremes, including puzzles with the maximal number of vacant regions, with the minimal number of starting clues, and numerous others. The book concludes with a gallery of novel Sudoku variations--just pure solving fun! Most of the puzzles are original to this volume, and all solutions to the puzzles appear in the back of the book or in the text itself. A math book and a puzzle book, Taking Sudoku Seriously will change the way readers look at Sudoku and mathematics, serving both as an introduction to mathematics for puzzle fans and as an exploration of the intricacies of Sudoku for mathematics buffs.

The Math Behind The Music

Author: Leon Harkleroad
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521810957
Size: 10,21 MB
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Looks at the mathematical aspects of music, covering such topics as compositional techniques, scales, tuning systems, and music criticism.

The Math Behind The Magic

Author: Ehrhard Behrends
Editor: American Mathematical Soc.
ISBN: 9781470448660
Size: 16,90 MB
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A magician appears able to banish chaos at will: a deck of cards arranged in order is shuffled--apparently randomly--by a member of the audience. Then, hey presto! The deck is suddenly put back in its original order! Magic tricks like this are easy to perform and have an interesting mathematical foundation. In this rich, colorfully illustrated volume, Ehrhard Behrends presents around 30 card tricks and number games that are easy to learn, with no prior knowledge required. This is math as you've never experienced it before: entertaining and fun!

The Statistical Eyeglasses

Author: Edoardo Milotti
Editor: Morgan & Claypool Publishers
ISBN: 1643271504
Size: 12,60 MB
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Science often deals with hard-to-see phenomena, and they only stand out and become real when viewed through the lens of complex statistical tools. This book is not a textbook about statistics applied to science - there are already many excellent books to choose from - rather, it tries to give an overview of the basic principles that physical scientists use to analyze their data and bring out the order of Nature from the fog of background noise.

Complex Dynamical Systems

Author: Robert L. Devaney
Editor: American Mathematical Soc.
ISBN: 0821802909
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In the last fifteen years, the Mandelbrot set has emerged as one of the most recognizable objects in mathematics. While there is no question of its beauty, relatively few people appreciate the fact that the mathematics behind such images is equally beautiful. This book presents lectures delivered during the AMS Short Course entitled 'Complex Dynamical Systems: The Mathematics Behind the Mandelbrot and Julia Sets', held at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in Cincinnati in January 1994.The lectures cover a wide range of topics, including the classical work of Julia and Fatou on local dynamics of analytic maps as well as recent work on the dynamics of quadratic and cubic polynomials, the geometry of Julia sets, and the structure of various parameter spaces. Among the other topics are recent results on Yoccoz puzzles and tableaux, limiting dynamics near parabolic points, the spider algorithm, extensions of the theory to rational maps, Newton's method, and entire transcendental functions. Much of the book is accessible to anyone with a background in the basics of dynamical systems and complex analysis.

The Mathematics That Every Secondary Math Teacher Needs To Know

Author: Alan Sultan
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1135157839
Size: 12,13 MB
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What knowledge of mathematics do secondary school math teachers need to facilitate understanding, competency, and interest in mathematics for all of their students? This unique text and resource bridges the gap between the mathematics learned in college and the mathematics taught in secondary schools. Written in an informal, clear, and interactive learner-centered style, it is designed to help pre-service and in-service teachers gain the deep mathematical insight they need to engage their students in learning mathematics in a multifaceted way that is interesting, developmental, connected, deep, understandable, and often, surprising and entertaining. Features include Launch questions at the beginning of each section, Student Learning Opportunities, Questions from the Classroom, and highlighted themes throughout to aid readers in becoming teachers who have great "MATH-N-SIGHT": M Multiple Approaches/Representations A Applications to Real Life T Technology H History N Nature of Mathematics: Reasoning and Proof S Solving Problems I Interlinking Concepts: Connections G Grade Levels H Honing of Mathematical Skills T Typical Errors This text is aligned with the recently released Common Core State Standards, and is ideally suited for a capstone mathematics course in a secondary mathematics certification program. It is also appropriate for any methods or mathematics course for pre- or in-service secondary mathematics teachers, and is a valuable resource for classroom teachers.