Beautiful, Simple, Exact, Crazy: Mathematics in the Real World

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Product Details

Price
$20.00
Publisher
Yale University Press
Publish Date
Pages
480
Dimensions
6.1 X 9.3 X 1.0 inches | 0.02 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780300190892
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About the Author

Apoorva Khare is currently a research associate in mathematics and statistics at Stanford University. Anna Lachowska is a lecturer in mathematics at Yale University.

Reviews

"A whirlwind tour through mathematics and its applications to the real world, laced with stimulating exercises and fascinating historical insights. Destined to become a classic of mathematical exposition."--Eli Maor, author of e: the Story of a Number and Trigonometric Delights--Eli Maor
"Khare and Lachowska introduce bite-size pieces of important math by surrounding them with interesting context, from the Monty Hall problem for probability to a story by Dino Buzzati for velocity. Math treated with seriousness and fun."--Michael Frame, co-author, with Benoit Mandelbrot, of Fractals, Graphics, and Mathematics Education--Michael Frame
"It is an excellent book, well-suited for a thoughtful, quantitatively-rigorous 'Math for Humanists' course."--William Goldbloom Bloch, author of The Unimaginable Mathematics of Borges' Library of Babel--William Goldbloom Bloch
"The authors have assembled a fascinating group of very interesting topics."--Richard Bedient, Hamilton College--Richard Bedient
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