From modern-day challenges such as balancing a chequebook, following the stock market, buying a home, and figuring out credit card finance charges to appreciating historical developments by Pythagoras, Archimedes, Newton, and other mathematicians, this engaging resource addresses more than 1,000 questions related to mathematics. Organised into chapters that cluster similar topics in an easily accessible format, this reference provides clear and concise explanations about the fundamentals of algebra, calculus, geometry, trigonometry, and other branches of mathematics. It contains the latest mathematical discoveries, including newly uncovered historical documents and updates on how science continues to use math to make cutting-edge innovations in DNA sequencing, superstring theory, robotics, and computers. With fun math facts and illuminating figures, this book explores the uses of math in everyday life and helps the mathematically challenged better understand and enjoy the magic of numbers.
Full Product DetailsAuthor: Patricia Barnes-Svarney , Thomas E. Svarney
Publisher: Visible Ink Press
Imprint: Visible Ink Press
Dimensions: Width: 17.80cm , Height: 3.00cm , Length: 23.40cm
ISBN 10: 1578593735
Publication Date: 07 July 2012
Audience: Primary & secondary/elementary & high school , Educational: Primary & Secondary
Publisher's Status: Active
Availability: In Print
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Plain language questions take readers back to ancient Greece, shed light on the latest innovations of math in applications such as computing, finance, sports, and healthcare, [plus] math basics and history, through math in the physical and natural sciences and math in everyday life. -- Book News (June 2012)
A good resource for classroom teachers or parents. It is always nice to be able to answer questions about where the mathematics came from, who has contributed to our knowledge, why mathematics is useful, and why it is important for everyone to know this. -- Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School magazine (February 2013)
Patricia Barnes-Svarney is the author of The New York Public Library Science Desk Reference and When the Earth Moves: Rogue Earthquakes, Tremors, and Aftershocks, as well as hundreds of articles for science magazines and journals. Thomas E. Svarney is a scientist and the coauthor with Patricia Barnes-Svarney of numerous books, including The Oryx Guide to Natural History, Skies of Fury: Weather Weirdness Around the World, and several titles in the Handy Answer Book series. They live in Endicott, New York.
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