The Math Behind...
Discover the Mathematics of Everyday Events
ISBN10: 1770859985 ISBN13: 9781770859982 Publisher: Firefly Books Ltd Published: Oct 14 2017 Pages: 192 Weight: 1.25lbs. Height: 9.25" Width: 7.50" Depth: 0.75" Language: English
An entertaining illustrated reference to the role of mathematics in everyday life.
The Math Behind... is a fascinating compilation of everyday events analyzed for their probability of occurring and how those odds are determined using mathematical equations and science. The book examines everything from how predictive text works to why buses come in threes and the likelihood that toast will land butter side down. Accessible and clear explanations, without dumbing down the science, and photographs and diagrams illustrate concepts and aid understanding.
There are six chapters. Here are some of the questions covered:
The Math Behind... is an entertaining, intelligent and different look at the world around us. Readers interested in probability and mathematics (and readers interested in just about anything else) will enjoy learning why their toast landed butter side down and whether they should spend another $5.00 on a lottery ticket.