The Maths Behind...

Author: Colin Beveridge

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1844039897

Category: Mathematics

Page: 192

View: 6456

The Maths Behind over 60 everyday phenomena. Have you ever wondered why traffic jams often turn out to have no cause when you get to the end of the queue? There's a mathematical explanation for that. Or ever considered whether some lotteries might be easier to win than others? There's a formula for that too. If you've ever been curious about the mathematical strings that hold our world together, then look no further than The Maths Behind. This intriguing and illuminating book takes a scientific view of your everyday world, and can give you the answers to all the niggling questions in your life, along with many you never even thought to ask. From the science behind roller coasters, to the maths behind how to consistently win at Monopoly (and become very unpopular with your family), this is a fascinating look at the mathematical forces that run beneath our everyday transactions.

Homers letzter Satz

Die Simpsons und die Mathematik

Author: Simon Singh

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446437738

Category: Science

Page: 320

View: 4957

Die Simpsons sind nicht nur „eines der intelligentesten Kunstwerke unserer Zeit“ (Daniel Kehlmann), sie stecken auch voller Mathematik! Spielerisch leicht und unterhaltsam lüftet Simon Singh die mathematischen Geheimnisse der erfolgreichsten TV-Serie der Welt. Ob Homer ein donutförmiges Universum entwirft, den berühmten Fermat‘schen Satz zu widerlegen scheint, oder Lisa als Baseballtrainerin den Geheimnissen der Statistik auf die Spur kommt: Der Bestsellerautor aus Großbritannien nimmt die Episoden der Simpsons zum Ausgangspunkt für eine Tour d’Horizon durch die Welt der Algebra und Geometrie. Ein Muss für Millionen Simpsons-Fans - und ein Buch, das die Mathematik ins Zentrum der Populärkultur rückt. „Simon Singh deckt auf, wie Simpsons-Fans jahrzehntelang klammheimlich Mathe-Unterricht erhielten. Ein brillantes Buch.“ David X. Cohen, Autor von Futurama und Die Simpsons "Sie glauben, dass sich Mathematik und Humor widersprechen? Simon Singh beweist das Gegenteil!" Christoph Drösser, Journalist der Zeit

The Math Behind the Music

Author: Leon Harkleroad

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521810957

Category: Mathematics

Page: 143

View: 3527

Looks at the mathematical aspects of music, covering such topics as compositional techniques, scales, tuning systems, and music criticism.

Das Chaos im Karpfenteich oder Wie Mathematik unsere Welt regiert

Author: Richard Elwes

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3642417930

Category: Mathematics

Page: 464

View: 6005

Von gespiegelten Universen, sozialen Netzwerken, dem Aufstieg des Homo oeconomicus und dem Ärger im Lehrerzimmer Kann uns die Mathematik helfen, besser zu lügen? Wird es Maschinen geben, die klüger sind als wir? Wie wäre es, in einem gespiegelten Universum zu leben? Was können wir von Fischen in einem Teich lernen? Ob Sie es glauben oder nicht – Antworten auf all diese Fragen finden Sie in der Welt der Zahlen. Mathematik ist einfach überall. Dieses Buch behandelt in 35 kurzen Kapiteln ihre überraschendsten Anwendungen im Alltag. Es holt das oft so ungeliebte Fach aus dem Klassenzimmer mitten ins Leben, und es zeigt, wie die Mathematik jenes „verborgene Netz“ knüpft, das unsere Welt durchdringt und beherrscht. Richard Elwes lädt sie zu einer anregenden Entdeckungsreise ein. Es geht um Wettervorhersagen, Wahlen und Warteschlangen, um bildgebende Verfahren und schwarze Löcher, um ein mathematisches Modell, wie man zu Reichtum gelangt, und um Einsteins Wegweiser durch den Raum. Sie werden die Formel für jedes jemals geschossene Foto kennenlernen und sich Ihrer eigenen Erbsubstanz nähern. Das Chaos im Karpfenteich zeigt, warum die oft so fremd erscheinende Welt der Mathematik Ihnen viel näher und vertrauter ist, als Sie es sich bisher vorstellen konnten.

Switching Power Supplies A to Z

Author: Sanjaya Maniktala

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0123865336

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 748

View: 388

Chapter 1: The Principles of Switching Power Conversion Chapter 2: DC-DC Converter Design and Magnetics Chapter 3: Off-line Converter Design and Magnetics Chapter 4: The Topology FAQ Chapter 5: Optimal Core Selection Chapter 6: Component Ratings, Stresses, Reliability and Life Chapter 7: Optimal Power Components Selection Chapter 8: Conduction and Switching Losses Chapter 9: Discovering New Topologies Chapter 10: Printed Circuit Board Layout Chapter 11: Thermal Management Chapter 12: Feedback Loop Analysis and Stability Chapter 13: Paralleling, Interleaving and Sharing Chapter 14: The Front-End of AC-DC Power Supplies Chapter 15: DM and CM Noise in Switching Power Supplies Chapter 16: Fixing EMI across the Board Chapter 17: Input Capacitor and Stability Chapter 18: The Math behind the Electromagnetic Puzzle Chapter 19: Solved Examples Appendix A.

The Numbers Behind NUMB3RS

Solving Crime with Mathematics

Author: Keith Devlin,Gary Lorden

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101213469

Category: Mathematics

Page: 256

View: 5170

The companion to the hit CBS crime series Numb3rs presents the fascinating way mathematics is used to fight real-life crime Using the popular CBS prime-time TV crime series Numb3rs as a springboard, Keith Devlin (known to millions of NPR listeners as ?the Math Guy? on NPR?s Weekend Edition with Scott Simon) and Gary Lorden (the principal math advisor to Numb3rs) explain real-life mathematical techniques used by the FBI and other law enforcement agencies to catch and convict criminals. From forensics to counterterrorism, the Riemann hypothesis to image enhancement, solving murders to beating casinos, Devlin and Lorden present compelling cases that illustrate how advanced mathematics can be used in state-of-the-art criminal investigations.

Computer Graphics and Geometric Modelling

Author: Max K. Agoston

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781852338183

Category: Computers

Page: 907

View: 3995

Possibly the most comprehensive overview of computer graphics as seen in the context of geometric modeling, this two-volume work covers implementation and theory in a thorough and systematic fashion. It covers the computer graphics part of the field of geometric modeling and includes all the standard computer graphics topics. The CD-ROM features two companion programs.

Star Chaser: The Traveler

Prelude to the Beyond the Outer Rim Series

Author: Reiter

Publisher: Quicksylver Publications

ISBN: 0692269002

Category: Fiction

Page: 616

View: 7307

Welcome! You have just entered a new realm - a new Universe where there are worlds, races, powers, allies and enemies just waiting to be discovered. Your place may be with the wielders of Iro... or perhaps as a Traveler... it could be that your destiny lies on a ship flying through the stars... or straining your skills on a battlefield... maybe you're most suited to hours spent pouring over ancient tomes... or engaged in a game of chess that will shape the cosmos. Whatever your place - wherever your destination - you will find yourself... Beyond the Outer Rim In 'Star Chaser: The Traveler', the prelude to the series, we meet Z’GUNOK TEL DUNGIAS, a Malgovi born without the ability to channel IRO, an ability inherent in the vast majority of his race. As a member of a high-ranking family, he lived a life in-between... not truly an outcast, but never fully embraced. Often discounted and forgotten, Dungias was left to grow and learn primarily on his own. Yet the advantages of his family's name did not entirely protect him against those who considered him anathema. Through strength, daring, and unexpected cunning, Dungias created himself out of nothing - and worked toward the day when he could make changes... Little did he know just how far-reaching those changes would be! “A venturesome sci-fi/fantasy novel for readers who really want their action set where no man has gone before.” - Kirkus Reviews

Bond Math

The Theory Behind the Formulas

Author: Donald J. Smith

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118866363

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

View: 7388

A bond calculation quick reference, complete with context andapplication insights Bond Math is a quick and easy resource that puts theintricacies of bond calculations into a clear and logical order.This simple, readable guide provides a handy reference, teachingthe reader how to think about the essentials of bond math. Muchmore than just a book of formulas, the emphasis is on how to thinkabout bonds and the associated math, with plenty of examples,anecdotes, and thought-provoking insights that sometimes runcounter to conventional wisdom. This updated second editionincludes popular Bloomberg pages used in fixed-income analysis,including the Yield and Spread Analysis page, plus a companionwebsite complete with an Online Workbook of multiple choicequestions and answers and spreadsheet exercises. Detailed coverageof key calculations, including thorough explanations, providepractical guidance to working bond professionals. The bond market is the largest and most liquid in the world,encompassing everything from Treasuries and investment gradecorporate paper to municipals and junk bonds, trading over $900billion daily in the U.S. alone. Bond Math is a guide to theinevitable calculations involved in managing bonds, with expertinsight on the portfolios and investment strategies that puts themath in perspective. Clear and concise without sacrificing detail,this book helps readers to: Delineate the characteristics of different types of debtsecurities Calculate implied forward and spot rates and discountfactors Work with rates of return, yield statistics, and interest rateswaps Understand duration-based risk measures, and more Memorizing formulas is one thing, but really learning how tomentally approach the math behind bonds is something else entirely.This approach places calculations in context, and enables easiertransition from theory to application. For the bond professionalseeking a quick math reference, Bond Math provides that andso much more.

Dimensions Behind the Twilight Zone

A Backstage Tribute to Television's Groundbreaking Series

Author: Stewart Stanyard

Publisher: ECW Press

ISBN: 1550227440

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 291

View: 1666

A visually stunning backstage glimpse through time and space into the history and making of Rod Serling's The Twilight Zone. This is an invitation to explore a portion of the show's archives: over 300 original behind-the-scenes production stills taken during filming, accompanied by insightful captions, rare documents and interviews with 40 producers, directors, writers and actors who worked on the series including Bill Murray and Earl Hammer, Jr. With a foreword by Neil Gaiman.

Mathematics Galore!

Masterclasses, Workshops and Team Projects in Mathematics and Its Applications

Author: Christopher Budd,Christopher Sangwin

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198507703

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 254

View: 9916

This book is a series of self-contained workshops in mathematics which aim to enthuse and inspire young people, their parents and teachers with the joy and excitement of modern mathematics. Written in an informal style, each chapter describes how novel mathematical ideas relate directly to real life. The chapters contain both a description of the mathematics and its applications together with problem sheets, their solutions and ideas for further work, project and field trips. Topics include; mazes, folk dancing, sundials, magic, castles, codes, number systems, and slide rules. This book should be accessible to young people from age thirteen upwards and yet contains material which should stretch the brightest students.

Introduction to Factor Analysis

What It Is and How To Do It

Author: Albert R. Wildt,Jae-On Kim,Charles W. Mueller,Olli Ahtola,Paul E. Spector

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780803911659

Category: Mathematics

Page: 79

View: 8474

Describes the mathematical and logical foundations at a level that does not presume advanced mathematical or statistical skills. It illustrates how to do factor analysis with several of the more popular packaged computer programs.

Learning ICT with Maths

Author: Richard Bennett

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135056706

Category: Education

Page: 112

View: 6800

Providing practical guidance on enhancing learning through ICT in maths, this book is made up of a series of projects that supplement, augment and extend the QCA ICT scheme and provide much-needed links with Units in other subjects’ schemes of work. It includes: fact cards that support each project and clearly outline its benefits in relation to teaching and learning examples of how activities work in 'real' classrooms links to research, inspection evidence and background reading to support each project adaptable planning examples and practical ideas provided on an accompanying CD ROM. Suitable for all trainee and practising primary teachers.

Ein Bild von dir

Author: Jojo Moyes

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644498113

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

View: 3253

Zwei Paare – getrennt durch ein Jahrhundert, verbunden durch ein Gemälde. Während um sie herum der Erste Weltkrieg tobt, versucht Sophie stark zu sein – für ihre Familie, für ihren Mann Édouard, der auf Seiten Frankreichs kämpft. Nur ein Gemälde ist ihr geblieben, das sie an ihr gemeinsames Glück erinnert. Ein Porträt, das Édouard einst von ihr malte. Und das ihn jetzt retten soll ... Hundert Jahre später. Liv trauert um ihren Mann David. Vor vier Jahren ist er gestorben, viel zu früh. Livs kostbarster Besitz: ein Gemälde, das er ihr einst schenkte. Der Maler: Édouard. Das Modell: Sophie. Als ihr dieses Gemälde genommen werden soll, ist sie bereit, alles zu opfern. Auch das eigene Glück ...

Beyond Coincidence

Amazing Stories of Coincidence and the Mystery and Mathematics Behind Them

Author: Martin Plimmer,Brian King

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1466852291

Category: Science

Page: 288

View: 8927

Ever wonder what the odds are of being struck by lightning? Or winning the lottery? Or meeting someone from Timbuktu with the same middle name as you? BEYOND COINCIDENCE recounts and analyzes over 200 amazing stories of synchronicity, the likes of: Laura Buxton, age ten, releases a balloon from her back yard. It lands 140 miles away in the backyard of another Laura Buxton, also age ten. Two sisters in Alabama decide, independently, to visit the other. En route, their identical jeeps collide and both sisters are killed. A British cavalry officer was fighting in the last year of World War One when he was knocked off his horse by a flash of lightning. He was paralyzed from the waist down. The man moved to Vancouver, Canada where, six years later, while fishing in a river, lightning struck him again, paralyzing his right side. Two years later, he was sufficiently recovered to take walks in a local park when, in 1930, lightning sought him out again, this time permanently paralyzing him. He died soon after. Four years later, lightning destroyed his tomb.

Taking Sudoku Seriously

The Math Behind the World's Most Popular Pencil Puzzle

Author: Jason Rosenhouse,Laura Taalman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199913153

Category: Mathematics

Page: 226

View: 4801

Packed with more than a hundred color illustrations and a wide variety of puzzles and brainteasers, Taking Sudoku Seriously uses this popular craze as the starting point for a fun-filled introduction to higher mathematics. How many Sudoku solution squares are there? What shapes other than three-by-three blocks can serve as acceptable Sudoku regions? What is the fewest number of starting clues a sound Sudoku puzzle can have? Does solving Sudoku require mathematics? Jason Rosenhouse and Laura Taalman show that answering these questions opens the door to a wealth of interesting mathematics. Indeed, they show that Sudoku puzzles and their variants are a gateway into mathematical thinking generally. Among many topics, the authors look at the notion of a Latin square--an object of long-standing interest to mathematicians--of which Sudoku squares are a special case; discuss how one finds interesting Sudoku puzzles; explore the connections between Sudoku, graph theory, and polynomials; and consider Sudoku extremes, including puzzles with the maximal number of vacant regions, with the minimal number of starting clues, and numerous others. The book concludes with a gallery of novel Sudoku variations--just pure solving fun! Most of the puzzles are original to this volume, and all solutions to the puzzles appear in the back of the book or in the text itself. A math book and a puzzle book, Taking Sudoku Seriously will change the way readers look at Sudoku and mathematics, serving both as an introduction to mathematics for puzzle fans and as an exploration of the intricacies of Sudoku for mathematics buffs.

HOW TO MAKE SUCCESSFUL STUDENTS IN ONE YEAR - A MODEL FOR THE WORLD

Author: Nicholas Aggor

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 1491825995

Category: Education

Page: 538

View: 7908

I wrote the book, "How To Make Successful Students In One Year - A Model For The World," as a true testament of real world academic success for parents, teachers, students, school districts and governments of the world. I used my skills as a very successful senior engineer (with critical engineering quality controls) and a very successful parent to design many practical innovations to help parents, teachers, students, school districts and governments to make successful students starting from today. The results from using this book are immediate, effective, significant and they work for all determined students of the world. I recommend this book for all parents, teachers, students, school districts and governments of the world.