Exploring the World of Mathematics: From the Checker Board to the Super Computer

Exploring the World of Mathematics: From the Checker Board to the Super Computer

by John Hudson Tiner

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Overview

Numbers surround us. Just try to make it through a day without using any. It's impossible: telephone numbers, calendars, volume settings, shoe sizes, speed limits, weights, street numbers, microwave timers, TV channels, and the list goes on and on. The many advancements and branches of mathematics were developed through the centuries as people encountered problems and relied upon math to solve them. It's amazing how ten simple digits can be used in an endless number of ways to benefit man. The development of these ten digits and their many uses is the fascinating story you hold in your hands: Exploring the World of Mathematics.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780890514122
Publisher: New Leaf Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/28/2004
Series: Sense of Wonder Series
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

How to Use Exploring Mathematics2
Chapter 1Counting the Years4
Chapter 2Counting the Hours14
Chapter 3Muddled Measuring24
Chapter 4Measuring by Metric36
Chapter 5Practical Mathematics46
Chapter 6The Greek Way with Math54
Chapter 7Names for Numbers64
Chapter 8Number Patterns74
Chapter 9Endless Numbers84
Chapter 10Math for Scientists96
Chapter 11Pure and Applied Math108
Chapter 12Computing Machines120
Chapter 13Bits and Bytes132
Chapter 14Math on Vacation142
Bibliography154
Answers to Chapter Questions155
Glossary156
Index157

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