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Einstein Was Right!

Einstein Was Right!

Karl Hess

October 27, 2014

All modern books on Einstein emphasize the genius of his relativity theory and the corresponding corrections and extensions of the ancient space–time concept. However, Einstein’s opposition to the use of probability in the laws of nature and particularly in the laws of quantum mechanics is...

Principles of Scientific Methods

Principles of Scientific Methods

Mark Chang

July 22, 2014

Principles of Scientific Methods focuses on the fundamental principles behind scientific methods. The book refers to "science" in a broad sense, including natural science, physics, mathematics, statistics, social science, political science, and engineering science. A principle is often abstract and...

Basic Gambling Mathematics: The Numbers Behind The Neon

Basic Gambling Mathematics: The Numbers Behind The Neon

Mark Bollman

June 13, 2014

Understand the Math Underlying Some of Your Favorite Gambling Games Basic Gambling Mathematics: The Numbers Behind the Neon explains the mathematics involved in analyzing games of chance, including casino games, horse racing, and lotteries. The book helps readers understand the mathematical...

Computing: A Historical and Technical Perspective

Computing: A Historical and Technical Perspective

Yoshihide Igarashi, Tom Altman, Mariko Funada, Barbara Kamiyama

May 27, 2014

Exploring a vast array of topics related to computation, Computing: A Historical and Technical Perspective covers the historical and technical foundation of ancient and modern-day computing. The book starts with the earliest references to counting by humans, introduces various number systems, and...

Mathematical Card Magic: Fifty-Two New Effects

Mathematical Card Magic: Fifty-Two New Effects

Colm Mulcahy

September 04, 2013

Mathematical card effects offer both beginning and experienced magicians an opportunity to entertain with a minimum of props. Featuring mostly original creations, Mathematical Card Magic: Fifty-Two New Effects presents an entertaining look at new mathematically based card tricks. Each chapter...

Do I Count?: Stories from Mathematics

Do I Count?: Stories from Mathematics

Gunter M. Ziegler

July 22, 2013

The subject of mathematics is not something distant, strange, and abstract that you can only learn about—and often dislike—in school. It is in everyday situations, such as housekeeping, communications, traffic, and weather reports. Taking you on a trip into the world of mathematics, Do I Count?...

Wearing Gauss’s Jersey

Wearing Gauss’s Jersey

Dean Hathout

May 01, 2013

Wearing Gauss’s Jersey focuses on "Gauss problems," problems that can be very tedious and time consuming when tackled in a traditional, straightforward way but if approached in a more insightful fashion, can yield the solution much more easily and elegantly. The book shows how mathematical problem...

Project Origami: Activities for Exploring Mathematics, Second Edition

Project Origami: Activities for Exploring Mathematics, Second Edition

Thomas Hull

December 21, 2012

Project Origami: Activities for Exploring Mathematics, Second Edition presents a flexible, discovery-based approach to learning origami-math topics. It helps readers see how origami intersects a variety of mathematical topics, from the more obvious realm of geometry to the fields of algebra, number...

Paradoxes in Scientific Inference

Paradoxes in Scientific Inference

Mark Chang

October 15, 2012

Paradoxes are poems of science and philosophy that collectively allow us to address broad multidisciplinary issues within a microcosm. A true paradox is a source of creativity and a concise expression that delivers a profound idea and provokes a wild and endless imagination. The study of paradoxes...

A Statistical Guide for the Ethically Perplexed

A Statistical Guide for the Ethically Perplexed

Lawrence Hubert, Howard Wainer

September 25, 2012

For disciplines concerned with human well-being, such as medicine, psychology, and law, statistics must be used in accordance with standards for ethical practice. A Statistical Guide for the Ethically Perplexed illustrates the proper use of probabilistic and statistical reasoning in the behavioral,...

Divided Spheres: Geodesics and the Orderly Subdivision of the Sphere

Divided Spheres: Geodesics and the Orderly Subdivision of the Sphere

Edward S. Popko

July 30, 2012

This well-illustrated book—in color throughout—presents a thorough introduction to the mathematics of Buckminster Fuller’s invention of the geodesic dome, which paved the way for a flood of practical applications as diverse as weather forecasting and fish farms. The author explains the principles...

Unexpected Expectations: The Curiosities of a Mathematical Crystal Ball

Unexpected Expectations: The Curiosities of a Mathematical Crystal Ball

Leonard M. Wapner

June 04, 2012

Unexpected Expectations: The Curiosities of a Mathematical Crystal Ball explores how paradoxical challenges involving mathematical expectation often necessitate a reexamination of basic premises. The author takes you through mathematical paradoxes associated with seemingly straightforward...

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