Tag: Number

Once Upon A Number The Hidden Mathematical Logic Of Stories


John Allen Paulos, "Once Upon A Number: The Hidden Mathematical Logic Of Stories"
English | 1999 | ISBN: 0465051596, 0465051588 | 224 pages | EPUB | 2.4 MB
What two things could be more different than numbers and stories? Numbers are abstract, certain, and eternal, but to most of us somewhat dry and bloodless. Good stories are full of life: they engage our emotions and have subtlety and nuance, but they lack rigor and the truths they tell are elusive and subject to debate. As ways of understanding the world around us, numbers and stories seem almost completely incompatible. Once Upon a Number shows that stories and numbers aren’t as different as you might imagine, and in fact they have surprising and fascinating connections. The concepts of logic and probability both grew out of intuitive ideas about how certain situations would play out. Now, logicians are inventing ways to deal with real world situations by mathematical means – by acknowledging, for instance, that items that are mathematically interchangeable may not be interchangeable in a story. And complexity theory looks at both number strings and narrative strings in remarkably similar terms. Throughout, renowned author John Paulos mixes numbers and narratives in his own delightful style. Along with lucid accounts of cutting-edge information theory we get hilarious anecdotes and jokes; instructions for running a truly impressive pyramid scam; a freewheeling conversation between Groucho Marx and Bertrand Russell (while they’re stuck in an elevator together); explanations of why the statistical evidence against OJ Simpson was overwhelming beyond doubt and how the Unabomber’s thinking shows signs of mathematical training; and dozens of other treats. This is another winner from America’s favorite mathematician.

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365 RANDOM AWESOME NUMBER FACTS


365 RANDOM AWESOME NUMBER FACTS: Amaze and Annoy Others with Curious Number Knowledge Useless and Useful Facts for kids 8-10,10-12, teens, adults by Ignatius Curious, Lisa Thompson
English | 2022 | ISBN: N/A | ASIN: B0BDGG8S46 | 100 pages | EPUB | 8.17 Mb
Knowledge is Power – but NUMBER FACT knowledge has SUPER superpowers!!Think! Question! Imagine! GET CURIOUS! Start conversation!!

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Elementary Number Theory, 2nd Edition


Elementary Number Theory, 2nd Edition by Edmund Landau
English | February 22, 2021 | ISBN: 1470463253 | True PDF | 256 pages | 20.2 MB
This is a translation of Landau’s famous Elementare Zahlentheorie with added exercises by Paul T. Bateman and Eugene E. Kohlbecker. This three-volume classic work is reprinted here as a single volume.

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Think Think of a Number Magic or Maths


Sarah Howe Plummer, "Think Think of a Number: Magic or Maths"
English | 2019 | ISBN: 0957212518 | ASIN: B07XY6MZZM | EPUB | pages: 174 | 0.2 mb
Many magic tricks work because of Mathematics. An understanding of Mathematics can lead to the creation of ever more impressive magic tricks. In this book, Magic and Mathematics meet. You will not only learn a variety of number magic tricks to amaze your audience but will find out how and why the tricks work. Using the skills learnt, you will be able to expand the tricks further and even design your own from scratch. Whatever your level of Mathematics, there’s something for everyone here.

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Musical Number Magic grandpa mike talks symmetry and music for bright youngsters


Grandpa Mike KH, "Musical Number Magic: grandpa mike talks symmetry and music for bright youngsters"
English | 2014 | ASIN: B00O95DL8U | EPUB | pages: 40 | 0.3 mb
Effie is five and irrepressible. Dee-Dee is eight, and like many mathematicians she also enjoys music. Grandpa Mike introduces them to symmetry the way mathematicians look at it, surreptitiously introducing them to some of the concepts behind Group Theory. They play with cardboard cutouts, learn a card trick, and then go on to think about music. This book is intended to stretch bright kids from 8 to 14, and plenty of older people, too.

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Arithmetic and Number Sense The ‘Basics’ of Math We Are Never Taught


Zero Richardson, "Arithmetic and Number Sense: The ‘Basics’ of Math We Are Never Taught"
English | 2013 | ASIN: B00BLGD0WM | EPUB | pages: 155 | 0.9 mb
Arithmetic and Number Sense is designed to be a comprehensive introduction to arithmetic that will be expanded upon throughout Zero Angel’s Mathematics. Although considered "basic" by some many people struggle with this, or worse, believe they understand the material only to find at a later date that something is missing.

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Algebraic Number Theory for Beginners


Algebraic Number Theory for Beginners: Following a Path From Euclid to Noether
English | 2022 | ISBN: 1316518957 | 243 Pages | PDF | 3.29 MB
This book introduces algebraic number theory through the problem of generalizing ‘unique prime factorization’ from ordinary integers to more general domains. Solving polynomial equations in integers leads naturally to these domains, but unique prime factorization may be lost in the process. To restore it, we need Dedekind’s concept of ideals. However, one still needs the supporting concepts of algebraic number field and algebraic integer, and the supporting theory of rings, vector spaces, and modules. It was left to Emmy Noether to encapsulate the properties of rings that make unique prime factorization possible, in what we now call Dedekind rings. The book develops the theory of these concepts, following their history, motivating each conceptual step by pointing to its origins, and focusing on the goal of unique prime factorization with a minimum of distraction or prerequisites. This makes a self-contained easy-to-read book, short enough for a one-semester course.

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