100 Essential Things You Didn't Know You Didn't Know

100 Essential Things You Didn't Know You Didn't Know

Book - 2008
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'If people do not believe that mathematics is simple,
it is only because they do not realize how complicated life is.'
John von Neumann

Mathematics can tell you things about the world that can't be learned in any other way. This hugely informative and wonderfully entertaining little book answers one hundred essential questions about existence. It unravels the knotty, clarifies the conundrums and sheds light into dark corners. From winning the lottery, placing bets at the races and escaping from bears to sports, Shakepeare, Google, game theory, drunks, divorce settlements and dodgy accounting; from chaos to infinity and everything in between, 100 Essential Things You Didn't Know You Didn't Know has all the answers!

Publisher: London : Bodley Head, 2008
ISBN: 9781847920034
1847920039
Branch Call Number: 510 BAR
Characteristics: xiv, 284 p. :,ill. ;,21 cm

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Jun 06, 2017

A surprisingly entertaining read although it fades a bit towards the end ( making the magic 100 seemed to be a stretch). Concentrates on the surprising results rather than the mathematics.

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