Algebra Survival Guide
A Conversational Handbook for the Thoroughly Befuddled
Paperback ISBN: 0965911381
Presents questions and answers covering the fundamentals of algebra along with step-by-step instructions for solving algebraic operations and a variety of practice problems.
The Mathematical Recreations of Lewis Carroll
Pillow Problems and a Tangled Tale
Paperback ISBN: 0486204936
Whimsically and delightfully presented mathematical recreations by the author of Alice in Wonderland are solved by arithmetic, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, differential calculus and transcendental properties. 6 illustrations. Two books bound as one.
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
All the Math You'll Ever Need
A Self-Teaching Guide
Paperback ISBN: 0471317519
A sharp mind, like a healthy body, is subject to the same rule of nature: Use it or lose it. Need a calculator just to work out a 15 percent service charge? Not exactly sure how to get the calculator to give you the figure you need? Turn to this revised and updated edition of All the Math You'll Ever Need, the friendliest, funniest, and easiest workout program around. In no time, you'll have total command of all the powerful mathematical tools needed to make numbers work for you. In a dollars-and-cents, bottom-line world, where numbers influence everything, none of us can afford to let our math skills atrophy. This step-by-step personal math trainer: * Refreshes practical math skills for your personal and professional needs, with examples based on everyday situations. * Offers straightforward techniques for working with decimals and fractions. * Demonstrates simple ways to figure discounts, calculate mortgage interest rates, and work out time, rate, and distance problems. * Contains no complex formulas and no unnecessary technical terms.
Arithmetic And Algebra...Again
2nd Edition Paperback ISBN: 0071435336
The bestselling guide updated and expanded for today's mathphobes Written by two pioneers of the concept of math anxiety and how to overcome it, Arithmetic and Algebra Again has helped tens of thousands of people conquer their irrational fear of math. This revised and expanded second edition of the perennial bestseller: - Features the latest techniques for breaking through common anxieties about numbers - Takes a real-world approach that lets mathphobes learn the math they need as they need it - Covers all key math areas--from whole numbers and fractions to basic algebra - Features a section on practical math for banking, mortgages, interest, and statistics and probability - Includes a new section on the graphing calculator, a chapter on the metric system, a section on word problems, and all updated exercises
History of Mathematics
Paperback ISBN: 0486204308
Volume 2 of an unusually clear and readable 2-volume history — from Egyptian papyri and medieval maps to modern graphs and diagrams. Evolution of arithmetic, geometry, trigonometry, calculating devices, algebra, calculus, more. Includes problems, recreations and applications.
Euclid In The Rainforest
Discovering Universal Truth in Logic and Math
Hardcover ISBN: 0131479946
Mazur (mathematics, Marlboro College), like many a mathematician before him, seeks the truth. How he goes about it is to examine three kinds of logic, those from the ancient Greeks, the strange logic of infinity, and the everyday, practical, plausible logic that basically drives most scientific inquiry today. In a series of 16 zippy chapters, Mazur looks into what logic actually is and how and when it shows up, the various configurations of infinity as they strike such disparate surfaces as set theory and irrational numbers, and the ordinary, everyday logic that underlies the math that may or may not reflect the real world. Mazur's appendices double as very well-explained exercises. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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.