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Erlanger Branch 510 S849w 2021 (Text) 33126025264924 New Adult Nonfiction Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781541699489
  • ISBN: 1541699483
  • Physical Description: 326 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First US edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Basic Books, 2021.

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"Originally published in 2021 by Profile Books in the United Kingdom"--Title page verso.
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"An esteemed mathematician shows how math powers ... Read More
Subject: Mathematics.

  • Baker & Taylor
    "An esteemed mathematician shows how math powers the world, from technology to health care and beyond"--
  • Baker & Taylor
    An esteemed mathematician, offering new and profound insights, shows how math isn’t just relevant to our lives, it is the very fabric of our existence. 20,000 first printing.
  • Grand Central Pub
    See the world in a completely new way as an esteemed mathematician shows how math powers the world&;from technology to health care and beyond.
    Almost all of us have sat in a math class, wondering when we'd ever need to know how to find the roots of a polynomial or graph imaginary numbers. And in one sense, we were right: if we needed to, we'd use a computer. But as Ian Stewart argues in What's the Use?, math isn't just about boring computations. Rather, it offers us new and profound insights into our world, allowing us to accomplish feats as significant as space exploration and organ donation. From the trigonometry that keeps a satellite in orbit to the prime numbers used by the world's most advanced security systems to the imaginary numbers that enable augmented reality, math isn't just relevant to our lives. It is the very fabric of our existence.

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