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Beautiful, Simple, Exact, Crazy: Mathematics in the Real World (Paperback)
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Beautiful, Simple, Exact, Crazy: Mathematics in the Real World (Paperback)

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Paperback 480 Pages / Published: 03/11/2015
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In this vibrant work, which is ideal for both teaching and learning, Apoorva Khare and Anna Lachowska explain the mathematics essential for understanding and appreciating our quantitative world. They show with examples that mathematics is a key tool in the creation and appreciation of art, music, and literature, not just science and technology. The book covers basic mathematical topics from logarithms to statistics, but the authors eschew mundane finance and probability problems. Instead, they explain how modular arithmetic helps keep our online transactions safe, how logarithms justify the twelve-tone scale commonly used in music, and how transmissions by deep space probes are similar to knights serving as messengers for their traveling prince. Ideal for coursework in introductory mathematics and requiring no knowledge of calculus, Khare and Lachowska's enlightening mathematics tour will appeal to a wide audience.

Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300190892
Number of pages: 480
Weight: 671 g
Dimensions: 235 x 156 x 25 mm


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"A whirlwind tour through mathematics and its applications to the real world, laced with stimulating exercises and fascinating historical insights. Destined to become a classic of mathematical exposition."-Eli Maor, author of e: the Story of a Number and Trigonometric Delights -- Eli Maor
"Khare and Lachowska introduce bite-size pieces of important math by surrounding them with interesting context, from the Monty Hall problem for probability to a story by Dino Buzzati for velocity. Math treated with seriousness and fun."-Michael Frame, co-author, with Benoit Mandelbrot, of Fractals, Graphics, and Mathematics Education -- Michael Frame
"It is an excellent book, well-suited for a thoughtful, quantitatively-rigorous `Math for Humanists' course."-William Goldbloom Bloch, author of The Unimaginable Mathematics of Borges' Library of Babel -- William Goldbloom Bloch
"The authors have assembled a fascinating group of very interesting topics."-Richard Bedient, Hamilton College -- Richard Bedient

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