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The Resource The mathematics of everyday life, Alfred S. Posamentier and Christian Spreitzer

The mathematics of everyday life, Alfred S. Posamentier and Christian Spreitzer

Label
The mathematics of everyday life
Title
The mathematics of everyday life
Statement of responsibility
Alfred S. Posamentier and Christian Spreitzer
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Two experienced math educators help the average reader discover not only the everyday usefulness of math but the fun that comes from mastering the basics of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, and more. If you think of mathematics as a series of pointless classroom exercises without much relevance to real life, this book will change your mind. As the authors show, math is deeply embedded in almost every aspect of daily life--from managing your personal finances, making consumer purchases, and sharpening your computational skills, to learning to apply mathematical concepts that will give you a better grasp of both ordinary and extraordinary events and help you better appreciate the world we live in. With some basic geometry under your belt, you'll discover that there is an optimal point on a soccer field from which to shoot a goal. And you'll be more clever with the gears of a bike. If you like to play cards or go to the casino, knowing something about probability will give you an edge. You'll also have an enhanced understanding of the "whispering effect" inside the Capitol rotunda, why a car's headlights are so bright, and even why sewer covers are round. After reading this entertaining and instructive book, you'll come away with a whole new awareness of how elegantly mathematics explains everyday experiences and observations--from present day items to classical art and architecture
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Posamentier, Alfred S
Dewey number
510
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QA93
LC item number
.P6725 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1979-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Spreitzer, Christian
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics
Label
The mathematics of everyday life, Alfred S. Posamentier and Christian Spreitzer
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 393-399) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Historical high points in the development of mathematical applications -- Mathematics in our everyday lives : arithmetic shortcuts and thinking mathematically -- Mathematical appearances and applications in everyday life problems -- Probability, games and gambling -- Sports and games : explained mathematically -- The world and its nature -- Mathematics appearances in art and architecture -- The technology around us : from a mathematical perspective
Control code
BRD2017042583
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
424 pages
Isbn
9781633883871
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2017042583
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781633883871
  • (OCoLC)1013490254
Label
The mathematics of everyday life, Alfred S. Posamentier and Christian Spreitzer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 393-399) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Historical high points in the development of mathematical applications -- Mathematics in our everyday lives : arithmetic shortcuts and thinking mathematically -- Mathematical appearances and applications in everyday life problems -- Probability, games and gambling -- Sports and games : explained mathematically -- The world and its nature -- Mathematics appearances in art and architecture -- The technology around us : from a mathematical perspective
Control code
BRD2017042583
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
424 pages
Isbn
9781633883871
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2017042583
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781633883871
  • (OCoLC)1013490254

Library Locations

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      1197 W. Main St., Lewisville, TX, 75067, US
      33.0422012 -97.02392920000001
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