Strength in Numbers
Discovering the Joy and Power of Mathematics in Everyday LifeBook - 1996
A survey of the fundamental concepts of mathematics and the many ways maths is used in everyday life, this book reintroduces the mathematics learned in school. It highlights topics relevant to everyday concerns, such as how statistics can be misleading and how interest on savings accounts accrues at different interest rates. The book discusses other examples such as how extremely large numbers are used to write unbreakable computer codes and how the slope of a curve is used by biologists to calculate the rate of growth of species. It also explores problem areas such as why two negative numbers multiplied together make a positive number and why fractions can be easily multiplied but not easily added. The book only covers school level maths and provides step-by-step solutions to each problem.
Publisher: New York : John Wiley, c1996
Characteristics: xiii, 272 p. : ill. ; 25 cm