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Title How numbers work : discover the strange and beautiful world of mathematics / New Scientist.

Publication Info. London [England] : John Murray Learning, 2018.
Boston, Massachusetts : Credo Reference, 2019.

Item Status

Edition [Enhanced Credo edition]
Description 1 online resource (18 entries) : 31 images ; digital files.
Series Instant expert
Instant expert (New Scientist (Firm))
Contents Contributors -- Guest contributors -- Introduction -- 1. What is mathematics? -- 2. Zero -- 3. Infinity -- 4. Prime numbers -- 5. [pi], [phi], e and i -- 6. Probability, randomness and statistics -- 7. The greatest problems of maths -- 8. Everyday maths -- 9. Numbers and reality -- Conclusion -- Forty-nine ideas -- Glossary -- Picture credits.
Access Access restricted to authorized users and institutions.
Summary How Numbers Work takes a tour of this mind-blowing but beautiful realm of numbers and the mathematical rules that connect them. Not only that, but take a crash course on the biggest unsolved problems that keep mathematicians up at night, find out about the strange and unexpected ways mathematics influences our everyday lives, and discover the incredible connection between numbers and reality itself.
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Local Note Credo Reference General Reference
Subject Number theory.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author New Scientist (Firm), author.
Credo Reference (Firm), distributor.
Other Form: Print version: 1473629748 9781473629745 xii, 212 pages : illustrations, charts, portraits
ISBN 9781786849472 electronic version
9781473629745 pbk
1473629748 pbk
9781473629752 ePub ebook