Wonders Beyond Numbers: A Brief History of All Things Mathematical [EPUB]
22 October 2017, 21:42
2017 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781472939982 | 11.79MB
In this book, Johnny Ball tells one of the most important stories in world history – the story of mathematics.
By introducing us to the major characters and leading us through many historical twists and turns, Johnny slowly unravels the tale of how humanity built up a knowledge and understanding of shapes, numbers and patterns from ancient times, a story that leads directly to the technological wonderland we live in today. As Galileo said, 'Everything in the universe is written in the language of mathematics', and Wonders Beyond Numbers is your guide to this language.
Mathematics is only one part of this rich and varied tale; we meet many fascinating personalities along the way, such as a mathematician who everyone has heard of but who may not have existed; a Greek philosopher who made so many mistakes that many wanted his books destroyed; a mathematical artist who built the largest masonry dome on earth, which builders had previously declared impossible; a world-renowned painter who discovered mathematics and decided he could no longer stand the sight of a brush; and a philosopher who lost his head, but only after he had died.
Enriched with tales of colourful personalities and remarkable discoveries, there is also plenty of mathematics for keen readers to get stuck into. Written in Johnny Ball's characteristically light-hearted and engaging style, this book is packed with historical insight and mathematical marvels; join Johnny and uncover the wonders found beyond the numbers.
Algebra I (Idiot's Guides) [EPUB]
26 September 2017, 08:16
2015 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781615647750 | 22.43MB
Starting with the very basics and reinforcing concepts with practice and tips along the way, Idiot's Guides: Algebra I makes a complex subject easier to grasp and helps students and adult learners clear the hurdle that can stand between them and their academic goals. Special sidebars point out the reasoning behind the techniques (part of essential Common Core instruction) and a separate workbook section offers extra practice problems.
Algebra II (Idiot's Guides) [EPUB]
26 September 2017, 08:13
2015 | EPUB + PDF | ISBN: 9781615648641 | 39.98/37.49MB
Perhaps no subject strikes so much fear in the hearts of high school and college students as Algebra I, except of course its older, meaner sibling, Algebra II! Starting with reinforcing concepts from Algebra I and with lots of practice and tips along the way, Idiot's Guides: Algebra II eases you into second-year algebra to help you master your academic goals. With Common Core instruction in mind, students get:
- A natural transition from Algebra I , with a review of relevant concepts and operations.
- An in-depth review and expansion of polynomials.
- Easy guidance on solving complex rational expressions and radical functions.
- Instructions on how to perform operations on polynomials and factoring.
- An exploration of exponential and logarithmic functions.
- Tips on solving matrices and determinants.
- Special sidebars pointing out the reasoning behind the techniques, which is an essential part of Common Core instruction.
- Separate workbook section of extra Algebra practice problems — like getting two books in one.