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.
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. .
The Calculus Diaries
How Math Can Help You Lose Weight, Win in Vegas, and Survive a Zombie Apocalypse
Paperback ISBN: 0143117378
Kiss My Math meets A Tour of the Calculus Jennifer Ouellette never took math in college, mostly because she-like most people-assumed that she wouldn't need it in real life. But then the English-major-turned-award-winning-science-writer had a change of heart and decided to revisit the equations and formulas that had haunted her for years. The Calculus Diaries is the fun and fascinating account of her year spent confronting her math phobia head on. With wit and verve, Ouellette shows how she learned to apply calculus to everything from gas mileage to dieting, from the rides at Disneyland to shooting craps in Vegas-proving that even the mathematically challenged can learn the fundamentals of the universal language.
Mathematical Illiteracy and Its Consequences
1st Edition Paperback ISBN: 0809058405
Examines the nation's burgeoning inability to deal rationally with very large numbers, assesses the impact on government policymaking and everyday life, and shows what can be done about this.
History of Greek Mathematics
From Thales to Euclid
Paperback ISBN: 0486240738
Volume 1 of an authoritative two-volume set that covers the essentials of mathematics and includes every landmark innovation and every important figure. This volume features Euclid, Apollonius, others.
2nd Edition Paperback ISBN: 0071743618
Organized as self-teaching guides, the books in this series come complete with key points, background information, end-of-chapter review questions and more and are designed to help readers tackle all the tough subjects.
History of Greek Mathematics
From Aristarchus to Diophantus
Paperback ISBN: 0486240746
Volume 2 of an authoritative two-volume set that covers the essentials of mathematics and features every landmark innovation and every important figure, including Euclid, Apollonius, and others.