Beautiful, Simple, Exact, Crazy: Mathematics In The Real World

August 25, 2015|
Beautiful, Simple, Exact, Crazy: Mathematics In The Real World by Apoorva Khare
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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.
Apoorva Khare is currently a research associate in mathematics and statistics at Stanford University. Anna Lachowska is a lecturer in mathematics at Yale University.
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Title:Beautiful, Simple, Exact, Crazy: Mathematics In The Real World
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:480 pages, 9.25 X 6.12 X 0.99 in
Shipping dimensions:480 pages, 9.25 X 6.12 X 0.99 in
Published:August 25, 2015
Publisher:Yale University Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780300190892

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