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Fermat's Enigma: The Epic Quest to Solve the World's Greatest Mathematical Problem
Fermat's Enigma
The Epic Quest to Solve the World's Greatest Mathematical Problem
Paperback      ISBN: 0385493622
A national best-seller traces the quest of scientists around the world to solve the theorem devised by seventeenth-century French mathematician Pierre de Fermat, a story of extraordinary human emotion, ambition, and desperation. Reprint. AB. LJ. NYT. PW.
Platonic & Archimedean Solids
Platonic & Archimedean Solids
Hardcover      ISBN: 0802713866
Looks at the relationship between the five Platonic and thirteen Archimedean solids.
Probability: 430 Fully Solved Problems
Probability
430 Fully Solved Problems
2nd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0071755616
Fortunately for you, there's Schaum's. More than 40 million students have trusted Schaum's to help them succeed in the classroom and on exams. Schaum's is the key to faster learning and higher grades in every subject. Each Outline presents all the essential course information in an easy-to-follow, topic-by-topic format. You also get hundreds of examples, solved problems, and practice exercises to test your skills.
Algebra Demystified: A Self-Teaching Guide
Algebra Demystified
A Self-Teaching Guide
Paperback      ISBN: 0071389938
Presents the basic principles of algebra through examples and sample problems, covers fractions through quadratic equations, and supplies answers for practice tests.
Sacred Geometry
Sacred Geometry
Hardcover      ISBN: 0802713823
Geometry is one of a group of special sciences - Number, Music and Cosmology are the others - found identically in nearly every culture on earth. In this small volume, Miranda Lundy presents a unique introduction to this most ancient and timeless of universal sciences. Sacred Geometry demonstrates what happens to space in two dimensions - a subject last flowering in the art, science and architecture of the Renaissance and seen in the designs of Stonehenge, mosque decorations and church windows. With exquisite hand-drawn images throughout showing the relationship between shapes, the patterns of coin circles, and the definition of the golden section, it will forever alter the way in which you look at a triangle, hexagon, arch, or spiral.
Euclid in the Rainforest: Discovering Universal Truth in Logic And Math
Euclid in the Rainforest
Discovering Universal Truth in Logic And Math
Paperback      ISBN: 0452287839
Like Douglas HofstadterÂ's Gödel, Escher, Bach, and David BerlinskiÂ's A Tour of the Calculus, Euclid in the Rainforest combines the literary with the mathematical to explore logic—the one indispensable tool in manÂ's quest to understand the world. Underpinning both math and science, it is the foundation of every major advancement in knowledge since the time of the ancient Greeks. Through adventure stories and historical narratives populated with a rich and quirky cast of characters, Mazur artfully reveals the less-than-airtight nature of logic and the muddled relationship between math and the real world. Ultimately, Mazur argues, logical reasoning is not purely robotic. At its most basic level, it is a creative process guided by our intuitions and beliefs about the world. BACKCOVER: “This charming book radiates love of mathematics and of life . . . A treasure of human experience and intellectual excitement.Â
Philosophy of Mathematics
Philosophy of Mathematics
2nd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 052129648x
Seminal articles in the philosophy of mathematics by Russell, Quine, Gödel and other major thinkers.
Mathematical Circus: More Games, Puzzles, Paradoxes, and Other Mathematical Entertainments from Scientific American ; With Thoughts from Readers, Af
Mathematical Circus
More Games, Puzzles, Paradoxes, and Other Mathematical Entertainments from Scientific American ; With Thoughts from Readers, Af
Hardcover      ISBN: 0394502078
The puzzle master's ninth collection offers mathematical games, puzzles, and paradoxes ranging from the simple and down-to-earth to the complex and cosmic
Statistics for Dummies
Statistics for Dummies
Paperback      ISBN: 0764554239
In the numbers explosion all around us in our modern-day dealings, the buzzword is data, as in, “Do you have any data to support your claim?” “The data supported the original hypothesis that . . .” and “The data bear this out. . . .” But the field of statistics is not just about data. Statistics is the entire process involved in gathering evidence to answer questions about the world, in cases where that evidence happens to be numerical data.

Statistics For Dummies is for everyone who wants to sort through and evaluate the incredible amount of statistical information that comes to them on a daily basis. (You know the stuff: charts, graphs, tables, as well as headlines that talk about the results of the latest poll, survey, experiment, or other scientific study.) This book arms you with the ability to decipher and make important decisions about statistical results, being ever aware of the ways in which people can mislead you with statistics. Get the inside scoop on number-crunching nuances, plus insight into how you ca

    Determine the odd
  • Calculate a standard scor
  • Find the margin of erro
  • Recognize the impact of poll
  • Establish criteria for a good surve
  • Make informed decisions about experiment

This down-to-earth reference is chock-full of real examples from real sources that are relevant to your everyday life: from the latest medical breakthroughs, crime studies, and population trends to surveys on Internet dating, cell phone use, and the worst cars of the millennium. Statistics For Dummies departs from traditional statistics texts, references, supplement books, and study guides in the following ways

    Practical and intuitive explanations of statistical concepts, ideas, techniques, formulas, and calculations
  • Clear and concise step-by-step procedures that intuitively explain how to work through statistics problems
  • Upfront and honest answers to your questions like, “What does this really mean?” and “When and how I will ever use this?”

Chances are, Statistics For Dummies will be your No. 1 resource for discovering how numerical data figures into your corner of the universe

Schaum's Outline of Theory and Problems of Basic Mathematics with Applications to Science and Technology
Schaum's Outline of Theory and Problems of Basic Mathematics with Applications to Science and Technology
2nd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0071611592
Confusing Textbooks? Missed Lectures? Not Enough Time? .. Fortunately for you, there's Schaum's Outlines. More than 40 million students have trusted Schaum's to help them succeed in the classroom and on exams. Schaum's is the key to faster learning and higher grades in every subject. Each Outline presents all the essential course information in an easy-to-follow, topic-by-topic format. You also get hundreds of examples, solved problems, and practice exercises to test your skills. .. This Schaum's Outline gives you . .- Practice problems with full explanations that reinforce knowledge. - Coverage of the most up-to-date developments in your course field. - In-depth review of practices and applications. .. Fully compatible with your classroom text, Schaum's highlights all the important facts you need to know. Use Schaum's to shorten your study time-and get your best test scores! .. Schaum's Outlines-Problem Solved. .