The Handy Math Answer Book

The Handy Math Answer Book

Book - 2012
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From modern-day challenges such as balancing a checkbook, 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. Organized into chapters that cluster similar topics in an easily accessible format, this reference provides clear and concise explanations about the fundamentals ofalgebra, 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 It contains the latest mathematical discoveries, including newly uncovered historical documents and updates on how science continues to use math to make cutting-edge innovations in DNA sequencing, superstring theory, robotics, and computers.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, The Handy Math Answer Book explores the uses of math in everyday life. Math can be daunting, but a little understanding can bring the joy of understanding our world a little bit better. What are a googol and a googolplex? What are some of the basic "building blocks" of geometry? What is a percent? What are some of the mathematics behind global warming? How does the adult brain process fractions? What is a computer"app"?
Publisher: Canton, MI : Visible Ink Press, c2012.
Edition: Second edition
ISBN: 9781578593736
1578593735
Branch Call Number: 510 Bar 2012
Characteristics: xii, 514 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Svarney, Thomas E.

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