Math: A Crash Course

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Math: A Crash Course
Format: Hardback, 160 Pages
ISBN: 9781782408635
Publisher: Ivy Press
Series: Crash Course
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It’s a sad truth that maths has the reputation of being “difficult.” Part of the problem is that many of us simply don’t speak the language. To a mathematician, an equation is a compact, efficient way to put across a relationship that would be far less comprehensible in words. But to many of us, the merest sign of an x, y, or symbol is an impenetrable mess that our eyes bounce off. This book provides an engaging overview of what maths is and what it can do, without having to solve simultaneous equations or prove geometric theorems, far more of us might get the point of it. It is divided into four chapters, each covering a major developmental route in the topic, from Arithmetic & Numbers to Geometry and from Algebra & Calculus to Applied Mathematics.  

The author

Brian Clegg read Natural Sciences, focusing on experimental physics, at Cambridge University. After developing hi-tech solutions for British Airways, he formed a creative consultancy advising clients ranging from the BBC to the Met Office. He has written for numerous publications including Nature, the Times, the Wall Street Journal, and has lectured at Oxford and Cambridge universities and the Royal Institution. He is editor of the book review site, and his publications include A Brief History of Infinity and How to Build a Time Machine.

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Format: Hardback, 160 Pages
ISBN: 9781782408635
Size: 7.087 in x 9.055 in / 180 mm x 230 mm

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