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              Slicing Pizzas, Racing Turtles, and Further Adventures in Applied Mathematics
                

              Slicing Pizzas, Racing Turtles, and Further Adventures in Applied Mathematics (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Banks, Robert B.

              • RRP: $39.99
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              A collection of puzzles. Covering a range of fields, from geography and environmental studies to map- and flag-making, it uses basic algebra and geometry to solve problems. It is suitable for readers interested in sharpening their thinking and mathematical skills.

              ISBN 9780691154992
              Released AU 15 Jun 2012
              Publisher Princeton University Pre
              Interest Age 14+ years
              Series Princeton Puzzlers
              Language (English)
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              In Praise of Simple Physics: The Science and Mathematics behind Everyday Questions

              In Praise of Simple Physics: The Science and Mathematics behind Everyday Questions (Hardback)

              By Nahin, Paul J.

              • RRP: $62.00
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              Physics can explain many of the things that we commonly encounter. It can tell us why the night is dark, what causes the tides, and even how best to catch a baseball. With In Praise of Simple Physics, popular math and science writer Paul Nahin presents a plethora of situations th...at explore the science and math behind the wonders of everyday life. Roaming through a diverse range of puzzles, he illustrates how physics shows us ways to wring more energy from renewable sources, to measure the gravity in our car garages, to figure out which of three light switches in the basement controls the light bulb in the attic, and much, much more. How fast can you travel from London to Paris? How do scientists calculate the energy of an atomic bomb explosion? How do you kick a football so it stays in the air and goes a long way downfield? Nahin begins with simpler problems and progresses to more challenging questions, and his entertaining, accessible, and scientifically and mathematically informed explanations are all punctuated by his trademark humor. Readers are presumed to have some background in beginning differential and integral calculus. Whether you simply have a personal interest in physics' influence in the world or you're an engineering and science student who wants to gain more physics know-how, this book has an intriguing scenario for you. In Praise of Simple Physics proves that if we look carefully at the world around us, physics has answers for the most astonishing day-to-day occurrences.
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              ISBN 9780691166933
              Released AU 15 Jun 2016
              Publisher Princeton University Pre
              Interest Age 16+ years
              Series Princeton Puzzlers
              Language (English)
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              Chases and Escapes: The Mathematics of Pursuit and Evasion
               

              Chases and Escapes: The Mathematics of Pursuit and Evasion (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Revised edition)

              By Nahin, Paul J.

              • RRP: $39.99
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              We all played tag when we were kids. What most of us don't realize is that this simple chase game is in fact an application of pursuit theory. This book gives us the complete history of this area of mathematics, from its classical analytical beginnings to the present day.

              ISBN 9780691155012
              Released AU 15 Jul 2012
              Publisher Princeton University Pre
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Princeton Puzzlers
              Language (English)
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              Duelling Idiots and Other Probability Puzzlers

              Duelling Idiots and Other Probability Puzzlers (Trade Paperback / Paperback, New edition)

              By Nahin, Paul J.

              • RRP: $64.00
              • $57.60
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              What are your chances of dying on your next flight, being called for jury duty, or winning the lottery? This collection contains twenty-one puzzles that challenges us to think creatively about the laws of probability as they apply in playful, sometimes deceptive, ways to a fascin...ating array of speculative situations.
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              ISBN 9780691102863
              Released AU 15 Jul 2002
              Publisher Princeton University Pre
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Princeton Puzzlers
              Language (English)
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              Duelling Idiots and Other Probability Puzzlers
               

              Duelling Idiots and Other Probability Puzzlers (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Nahin, Paul J.

              • RRP: $39.99
              • $39.99
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              What are your chances of dying on your next flight, being called for jury duty, or winning the lottery? We all encounter probability problems in our everyday lives. This title challenges us to think creatively about the laws of probability as they apply in playful, sometimes dece...ptive, ways to a fascinating array of speculative situations.
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              ISBN 9780691155005
              Released AU 15 Jun 2012
              Publisher Princeton University Pre
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Princeton Puzzlers
              Language (English)
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              Digital Dice: Computational Solutions to Practical Probability Problems
               

              Digital Dice: Computational Solutions to Practical Probability Problems (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Revised edition)

              By Nahin, Paul J.

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              Some probability problems are so difficult that they stump the smartest mathematicians. This text shows readers how to get numerical answers to difficult probability problems without having to solve complicated mathematical questions.

              ISBN 9780691158211
              Released AU 15 Mar 2013
              Publisher Princeton University Pre
              Interest Age 16+ years
              Series Princeton Puzzlers
              Language (English)
              Availability
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              Across the Board: The Mathematics of Chessboard Problems
               

              Across the Board: The Mathematics of Chessboard Problems (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Watkins, John J.

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              Focuses on chessboard problems. From the Knight's Tour Problem and Queens Domination to their many variations, this work surveys the well-known problems in this surprisingly fertile area of recreational mathematics. Using visual language of graph theory, it guides the reader to t...he forefront of research in mathematics.
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              ISBN 9780691154985
              Released AU 15 Jun 2012
              Publisher Princeton University Pre
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Princeton Puzzlers
              Language (English)
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              In Praise of Simple Physics: The Science and Mathematics behind Everyday Questions
               

              In Praise of Simple Physics: The Science and Mathematics behind Everyday Questions (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Nahin, Paul J.

              • RRP: $42.99
              • $38.69
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              • Internationally sourced

              Physics can explain many of the things that we commonly encounter. It can tell us why the night is dark, what causes the tides, and even how best to catch a baseball. With In Praise of Simple Physics, popular math and science writer Paul Nahin presents a plethora of situations th...at explore the science and math behind the wonders of everyday life. Roaming through a diverse range of puzzles, he illustrates how physics shows us ways to wring more energy from renewable sources, to measure the gravity in our car garages, to figure out which of three light switches in the basement controls the light bulb in the attic, and much, much more. How fast can you travel from London to Paris? How do scientists calculate the energy of an atomic bomb explosion? How do you kick a football so it stays in the air and goes a long way downfield? Nahin begins with simpler problems and progresses to more challenging questions, and his entertaining, accessible, and scientifically and mathematically informed explanations are all punctuated by his trademark humor. Readers are presumed to have some background in beginning differential and integral calculus. Whether you simply have a personal interest in physics' influence in the world or you're an engineering and science student who wants to gain more physics know-how, this book has an intriguing scenario for you. In Praise of Simple Physics proves that if we look carefully at the world around us, physics has answers for the most astonishing day-to-day occurrences.
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              ISBN 9780691178523
              Released AU 15 Sep 2017
              Publisher Princeton University Pre
              Interest Age 16+ years
              Series Princeton Puzzlers
              Language (English)
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              Towing Icebergs, Falling Dominoes, and Other Adventures in Applied Mathematics
               

              Towing Icebergs, Falling Dominoes, and Other Adventures in Applied Mathematics (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Banks, Robert B.

              • RRP: $48.50
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              Paperback ressiue, for the Princeton Puzzler's Series, 2013.

              ISBN 9780691158181
              Released AU 15 Feb 2013
              Publisher Princeton University Pre
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Princeton Puzzlers
              Language (English)
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              In Praise of Simple Physics: The Science and Mathematics behind Everyday Questions
               

              In Praise of Simple Physics: The Science and Mathematics behind Everyday Questions (EPUB ebook)

              By Nahin, Paul J.

              Fun puzzles that use physics to explore the wonders of everyday lifePhysics can explain many of the things that we commonly encounter. It can tell us why the night is dark, what causes the tides, and even how best to catch a baseball. With In Praise of Simple Physics, popular mat...h and science writer Paul Nahin presents a plethora of situations that explore the science and math behind the wonders of everyday life. Roaming through a diverse range of puzzles, he illustrates how physics shows us ways to wring more energy from renewable sources, to measure the gravity in our car garages, to figure out which of three light switches in the basement controls the light bulb in the attic, and much, much more.How fast can you travel from London to Paris? How do scientists calculate the energy of an atomic bomb explosion? How do you kick a football so it stays in the air and goes a long way downfield? Nahin begins with simpler problems and progresses to more challenging questions, and his entertaining, accessible, and scientifically and mathematically informed explanations are all punctuated by his trademark humor. Readers are presumed to have some background in beginning differential and integral calculus. Whether you simply have a personal interest in physics' influence in the world or you're an engineering and science student who wants to gain more physics know-how, this book has an intriguing scenario for you.In Praise of Simple Physics proves that if we look carefully at the world around us, physics has answers for the most astonishing day-to-day occurrences.
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              ISBN 9781400880515
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              Software Adobe Ebook Compatible Devices
              Language en
              Released AU 24 May 2016
              Publisher Princeton University Pre
              Interest Age 16+ years
              Series Princeton Puzzlers
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