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            The Ten Equations that Rule the World: And How You Can Use Them Too
             

            The Ten Equations that Rule the World: And How You Can Use Them Too (Hardback)

            By Sumpter, David

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            • Pub Date
              12 Nov 20

            They know something you don't know. They work inside investment banks, betting companies and social media giants. What are the secrets held by mathematicians and what can everyone else learn from them? Their advantage can be reduced to a small number of equations. Ten of them. An...d, surprisingly, it isn't their technical details that give them an edge. It is the way these equations allow them to view problems from a different angle -- a way of seeing the world that anyone can learn. In this eye-opening book, mathematician David Sumpter reveals the formulas that make the modern world go round, and how we can use them to better our chances of success, solidify friendships and live healthier lives, to guard against failure and financial ruin, and to see through scaremongering. Writing with clarity and wit, Sumpter explains how the same equations that are integral to Facebook can help you to work out how long to persist with a difficult task or how many episodes of a new Netflix series to watch before giving up. Empowering and enlightening, The Ten Equations shows how maths can truly change our way of understanding the world.
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            ISBN 9780241404546
            Released AU 12 Nov 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age Adults / General
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            The Mathematics of the Gods and the Algorithms of Men: A Cultural History

            The Mathematics of the Gods and the Algorithms of Men: A Cultural History (Hardback)

            By Zellini, Paolo

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            Is mathematics a discovery or an invention? Have we invented numbers or do they truly exist? What sort of reality could we attribute to them? Mathematics has always been a way of understanding and ordering the world: from sacred ancient texts and pre-Socratic philosophers to twen...tieth-century logicians such as Russell and Frege and beyond. In this masterful, elegant book, mathematician and philosopher Paolo Zellini offers a brief cultural and intellectual history of mathematics, from ancient Greece to India to our contemporary obsession with algorithms, showing how mathematical thinking is inextricably linked with philosophical, existential and religious questions - and indeed with our cosmic understanding of the world.
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            ISBN 9780241312179
            Released AU 5 Mar 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Language (English)
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            The Maths Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained

            The Maths Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained (Hardback)

            By DK; Foreword by Parker, Matt

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            Discover more than 85 of the most important mathematical ideas, theorems, and proofs ever devised, and the great minds behind them, with this original, graphic-led book. Applying the Big Ideas series' trademark combination of authoritative, accessible text and bold graphics to ch...art the development of maths through history, the book explores and explains subjects that range from ancient mathematical ideas and inventions, such as prehistoric tally bones and Sumerian multiplication tables, through to the developments in mathematics during medieval and Renaissance Europe, to the rise of game and group theory more recently Tracing maths through the scientific revolution to its 21st-century use in computers, the internet, and AI, The Maths Book uses an innovative graphic-led approach to make the subject accessible to everyone.
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            ISBN 9780241350362
            Released AU 3 Sep 2019
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
            Series Big Ideas
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            The Ten Equations that Rule the World: And How You Can Use Them Too
             

            The Ten Equations that Rule the World: And How You Can Use Them Too (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Sumpter, David

            • RRP: $35.00
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            • Pub Date
              1 Dec 20

            They know something you don't know. They work inside investment banks, betting companies and social media giants. What are the secrets held by mathematicians and what can everyone else learn from them? Their advantage can be reduced to a small number of equations. Ten of them. An...d, surprisingly, it isn't their technical details that give them an edge. It is the way these equations allow them to view problems from a different angle -- a way of seeing the world that anyone can learn. In this eye-opening book, mathematician David Sumpter reveals the formulas that make the modern world go round, and how we can use them to better our chances of success, solidify friendships and live healthier lives, to guard against failure and financial ruin, and to see through scaremongering. Writing with clarity and wit, Sumpter explains how the same equations that are integral to Facebook can help you to work out how long to persist with a difficult task or how many episodes of a new Netflix series to watch before giving up. Empowering and enlightening, The Ten Equations shows how maths can truly change our way of understanding the world.
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            ISBN 9780241467930
            Released AU 1 Dec 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Badiou and Indifferent Being: A Critical Introduction to Being and Event
             

            Badiou and Indifferent Being: A Critical Introduction to Being and Event (Hardback, HPOD)

            By Watkin, William

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            This in depth exploration is the first part of a two part study of the two volumes of Alain Badiou's seminal Being and Event project. Badiou and Indifferent Being is an original, systematic study of Being and Event that takes into consideration the dramatic modifications to Badio...u's philosophy since the publication of Logics of Worlds (2006). In that central elements of Badiou's philosophy, such as the situation, the event and the subject, are incomplete in Being and Event, this is the only fully up-to-date and accurate consideration of Badiou's overall philosophy yet published. At the same time as presenting an up-to-date account of Badiou's overall philosophy, the book is the first to draw out the central component of Badiou's ontology namely its relation to the category of indifference. Concentrating on the use of indifference across all the core elements of ontology, in particular the void, the pure multiple, the concept of set and the event, the book demonstrates that because set theory as such is a mathematics of indifference and for Badiou ontology is mathematics, no account of Badiou's ontology is complete unless it accepts that Badiou's theory of being is a presentation of indifferent being. The book provides a detailed and lively section by section reading of Badiou's foundational work, presenting all his concepts for all Badiou readers from undergraduates to researchers. It is a seminal source text for all future readings of Badiou.
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            ISBN 9781350015661
            Released AU 21 Sep 2017
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            An Historical Introduction to the Philosophy of Mathematics: A Reader

            An Historical Introduction to the Philosophy of Mathematics: A Reader (Hardback)

            Edited by Marcus, Russell; McEvoy, Mark

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            An introduction to the philosophy of mathematics, using a collection of historical sources with an informed eye to contemporary debates.

            ISBN 9781472525345
            Released AU 11 Feb 2016
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Wittgenstein and the Turning Point in the Philosophy of Mathematics
             

            Wittgenstein and the Turning Point in the Philosophy of Mathematics (Hardback)

            By Shanker, S. G.

            • RRP: $546.00
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            First published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

            ISBN 9780415382861
            Released AU 13 Oct 2005
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            The Meaning of the Concept of Probability in Application to Finite Sequences
             

            The Meaning of the Concept of Probability in Application to Finite Sequences (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Putnam, Hilary

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            This is a reissue of Professor Hilary Putnam's dissertation thesis, written in 1951, which concerns itself with the meaning of the concept of probability in application to finite sequences and the problems of the deductive justification for induction.

            ISBN 9780415688109
            Released AU 30 Nov 2012
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Routledge Revivals
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            Classical Mathematics from Al-Khwarizmi to Descartes
             

            Classical Mathematics from Al-Khwarizmi to Descartes (Hardback)

            By Rashed, Roshdi

            • RRP: $273.00
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            This book follows the development of classical mathematics and the relation between work done in the Arab and Islamic worlds and that undertaken by the likes of Descartes and Fermat.

            ISBN 9780415833882
            Released AU 11 Aug 2014
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Culture and Civilization in the Middle East
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            The Collected Papers of Bertrand Russell, Volume 4: Foundations of Logic, 1903-05
             

            The Collected Papers of Bertrand Russell, Volume 4: Foundations of Logic, 1903-05 (Hardback)

            Edited by Urquhart, Alasdair; Volume editor Lewis, Albert C.

            • RRP: $494.00
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            This volume covers the period from the beginning of Whitehead and Russell's work on Volume 2 of the Principles of Mathematics to the critical discovery of the theory of descriptions in 1905. The collection includes many previously unpublished manuscripts.

            ISBN 9780415094061
            Released AU 2 Jun 1994
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series The Collected Papers of Bertrand Russell
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