Join us on a literary world trip!
Add this book to bookshelf
Grey
Write a new comment Default profile 50px
Grey
Subscribe to read the full book or read the first pages for free!
All characters reduced
Patently Mathematical - Picking Partners Passwords and Careers by the Numbers - cover

Patently Mathematical - Picking Partners Passwords and Careers by the Numbers

Jeff Suzuki

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press

  • 0
  • 0
  • 0

Summary

Fascinating facts and stories behind inventions based on mathematics—from search engines to streaming video to self-correcting golf balls.  
 
How do dating sites match compatible partners? What do cell phones and sea coasts have in common? And why do computer scientists keep ant colonies? Jeff Suzuki answers these questions and more in Patently Mathematical, which explores the mathematics behind some of the key inventions that have changed our world. 
 
In recent years, patents based on mathematics have been issued by the thousands—from search engines and image recognition technology to educational software and LEGO designs. Suzuki delves into the details of cutting-edge devices, programs, and products to show how even the simplest mathematical principles can be turned into patentable ideas worth billions of dollars. Discover: 
 
• whether secure credit cards are really secure 
 
• how improved data compression made streaming video services like Netflix a hit 
 
• the mathematics behind self-correcting golf balls 
 
• why Google is such an effective and popular search engine 
 
• how eHarmony and Match.com bring couples together, and much more 
 
Combining quirky historical anecdotes with relatable everyday examples, Suzuki makes math interesting for everyone who likes to ponder the world of numerical relationships. 
 
Praise for Jeff Suzuki’s Constitutional Calculus 
 
“An entertaining and insightful approach to the mathematics that underlies the American system of government.” —Mathematical Reviews 
 
“A breath of fresh air. . . . A reaffirmation that mathematics should be used more often to make general public policy.” —MAA Reviews
Available since: 12/14/2018.
Print length: 367 pages.

Other books that might interest you

  • A Call to Farms - Reconnecting to Nature Food and Community in a Modern World - cover

    A Call to Farms - Reconnecting...

    Jennifer Grayson

    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
    Hope for the future lies with a new generation of regenerative farmers.Within a decade, nearly half of all American farmland will change hands as an older generation of farmers steps aside. In their place, a groundswell of new growers will face numerous challenges, including soil degradation, insufficient income, and investors devouring farmland at a staggering pace. These new farmers are embracing regenerative agriculture—the holistic approach to growing food that restores the soil and biodiversity—in the movement to reclaim our health and the planet's. But can their efforts help reverse an epidemic of diet-related disease, food inequality, and even climate change?To answer that question and more, award-winning journalist Jennifer Grayson embedded herself in a groundbreaking farmer training program, then embarked on this investigative journey. The diverse array of farmers, graziers, and food activists whom she profiles here are working toward better, more sustainable foodways for all. From a one-acre market garden in Oregon to activists reviving food sovereignty in South Carolina, A Call to Farms tells the captivating story of these new agrarians finding hope and purpose in reconnecting to the land and striving to improve the future of American food.
    Show book
  • The New York Times Book of Physics and Astronomy - More Than 100 Years of Covering the Expanding Universe - cover

    The New York Times Book of...

    Cornelia Dean

    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
    A century-spanning collection of science reporting by acclaimed and Pulitzer–winning New York Times writers: “A treat . . . highly recommended.” —Library Journal 
     
    From the discovery of distant galaxies and black holes to the tiny interstices of the atom, here is the very best on physics and astronomy from the New York Times. The newspaper of record has always prided itself on its award–winning science coverage, and these 125 articles from its archives cover more than a century of breakthroughs, setbacks, and mysteries. Selected by former science editor Cornelia Dean, they feature such esteemed and Pulitzer Prize–winning writers as:Malcolm W. Browne on teleporting, antimatter atoms, and the physics of traffic jamsJames Glanz on string theoryGeorge Johnson on quantum physicsWilliam L. Laurence on Bohr and EinsteinDennis Overbye on the discovery of the Higgs BosonWalter Sullivan on the colliding beam machine, and more
    Show book
  • Cryptozoology A To Z - The Encyclopedia of Loch Monsters Sasquatch Chupacabras and Other Authentic Mysteries of Nature - cover

    Cryptozoology A To Z - The...

    Loren Coleman, Jerome Clark

    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
    The ultimate quest for the world's most mysterious creaturesThe Loch Ness Monster, Bigfoot, the Abominable Snowman -- these are the names of the elusive beasts that have caught the eye and captured the imaginations of people around the world for centuries. Recently, tales of these "monsters" have been corroborated by an increase in sightings, and out of these legends a new science has been born: cryptozoology -- the study of hidden animals.Cryptozoology A to Z, the first encyclopedia of its kind, contains nearly two hundred entries, including cryptids (the name given to these unusual beasts), new animal finds, and the explorers and scientists who search for them. Loren Coleman, one of the world's leading cryptozoologists, teams up with Jerome Clark, editor and author of several encyclopedias, to provide these definitive descriptions and many never-before-published drawings and photographs from eyewitnesses' detailed accounts. Full of insights into the methods of these scientists, exciting tales of discovery, and the history and evolution of this field, Cryptozoology A to Z is the most complete reference ever of the newest zoological science.
    Show book
  • Secret techniques of WEB 3 : Comprehensive Guide and Practical Applications for Beginners and Experts - Blockchain Smart Contracts Sandwich Attacks - cover

    Secret techniques of WEB 3 :...

    Malik LEFFAD

    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
    🔍 Curious about the future of the internet and blockchain technology? 
    🤔 Wondering how Web 3.0 is transforming our digital landscape? 
    👀 Interested in the intricacies of blockchain, smart contracts, and the prevention of crypto threats? 
    "Secret Techniques of WEB 3, Blockchain, Smart Contracts, Sandwich Attacks" is your essential guide through the complex world of Web 3.0 technology. This comprehensive book delves into the foundations of Web 3.0, explaining its evolution from Web 2.0 and its transformative role in enhancing user sovereignty and data security. 
    ✅ Learn the basics of blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies with clear, insightful explanations. 
    ✅ Discover how to create, manage, and deploy smart contracts and explore their use in real-world applications. 
    ✅ Dive into the fascinating realm of Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) and understand the mechanics of DApps and decentralized platforms. 
    ✅ Protect your investments with a deep understanding of security measures like preventing Sandwich Attacks and recognizing Pump and Dump schemes. 
    ✅ Gain expertise on advanced topics such as TWAMM, Devnet, Blockchain Explorers, and the vital roles of oracles in blockchain networks. 
    ✅ Explore specialized chapters on Decentralized Insurance, Liquidity Pools in DeFi, and the future potential of Web 3.0 in reshaping industries. 
    ✅ Each chapter provides case studies, practical advice, and resources to deepen your knowledge and ensure you're well-prepared for the blockchain revolution. 
    Whether you're a technology enthusiast, an investor, or a professional looking to expand your understanding of the blockchain ecosystem, this book offers the knowledge you need to navigate this dynamic field confidently. Get ready to unlock the secrets of Web 3.0 and revolutionize your approach to digital interaction and security!
    Show book
  • The Intel Trinity - How Robert Noyce Gordon Moore and Andy Grove Built the World's Most Important Company - cover

    The Intel Trinity - How Robert...

    Michael S. Malone

    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
    Based on unprecedented access to the corporation’s archives, The Intel Trinity is the first full history of Intel Corporation—the essential company of the digital age— told through the lives of the three most important figures in the company’s history: Robert Noyce, Gordon Moore, and Andy Grove.Often hailed the “most important company in the world,” Intel remains, more than four decades after its inception, a defining company of the global digital economy. The legendary inventors of the microprocessor-the single most important product in the modern world-Intel today builds the tiny “engines” that power almost every intelligent electronic device on the planet.But the true story of Intel is the human story of the trio of geniuses behind it. Michael S. Malone reveals how each brought different things to Intel, and at different times. Noyce, the most respected high tech figure of his generation, brought credibility (and money) to the company’s founding; Moore made Intel the world’s technological leader; and Grove, has relentlessly driven the company to ever-higher levels of success and competitiveness. Without any one of these figures, Intel would never have achieved its historic success; with them, Intel made possible the personal computer, Internet, telecommunications, and the personal electronics revolutions.The Intel Trinity is not just the story of Intel’s legendary past; it also offers an analysis of the formidable challenges that lie ahead as the company struggles to maintain its dominance, its culture, and its legacy.With eight pages of black-and-white photos.
    Show book
  • Trackpad iPro Ver 40 Class 4 - cover

    Trackpad iPro Ver 40 Class 4

    Team Orange

    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
    Computer Science Textbook Designed for Joyful Learning 
    
    KEY FEATURES 
    - National Education Policy 2020 
    - Find on Google: This section asks a quick question from the present world. 
    - Pure Fact: This presents a 100% pure fact with a numerical data. 
    - Video Based Question: This is an interactive question to be attempted after watching a small video accessible on the QR Code. 
    - Coding Zone: This presents a quick insight into coding concepts. 
    - Career Here: This section indicates the possible career aspects on pursuing similar topics. 
    
    DESCRIPTION 
    Computers have become an integral part of our education system. Computer Science is now not limited to just teaching definitions and commands. Instead, it helps the learners to understand and appreciate the varied uses of computers and its vast applications. 
    Trackpad iPRO (Ver. 4.0) series based on Windows 10 and MS Office 2019 is comprehensively designed as per the new ICSE syllabus. We believe computer education is a hands-on subject and too much of bookish knowledge can take away the pleasure of learning. All these points have been kept in mind while designing this book and to produce the content that is not only appealing but also challenging to the students. 
    
    The topics in the book have been hand picked after extensive research by a team of experts on the subject based on the utility, interest, skill, and basic and trending applications in the global market. We have designed the lessons in such a way that they can be well integrated with other subjects. Step by step approach will make it simple and easy for our students to grasp the concepts. Relevance of the topics was of prime importance throughout the compilation of the book. 
    
    
    Learning is done best when it’s fun-filled and activity-based. To ensure that the content intrigues the students at all times and keeps them interested throughout the course of the book, we have included interesting key features like Student Corner, Tech Funda, Clickipedia, Comp Caution, Reboot, One Touch Learn, Let’s Do It, Crack The Code, Hands-On, Fun In Lab, Teacher’s Corner, Worksheet, Test Sheet, Project, Speech Drill, Supplement Pages and Glossary. 
    
    These features will ensure better learning, assessment, and evaluation and enable children to take their knowledge beyond the classroom. 
    
    Sample questions of Orange Global Olympiad (Cyber) have been included to promote awareness about the national level competition. 
    
    We hope that the book contributes to the progressive development of computer aided education system and prepares our students for all upcoming challenges. We want the children to learn the concepts not only for the purpose of gaining knowledge but also to be able to find their applications. This will enable them to enrich the quality of their lives as well as others’. 
    
    WHAT WILL YOU LEARN 
    You will learn about: 
    - Fundamentals of computers 
    - ICT Tools 
    - Computational Thinking 
    - Coding and Artificial Intelligence 
    - Tux Paint 
    - Touch Typing 
    
    WHO THIS BOOK IS FOR 
    Grade - 4 
    
    TABLE OF CONTENTS 
    1. Computers—Storage and Memory Device 
    2. GUI Operating System—Desktop Management 
    3. Editing in Word 2019 
    4. Formatting in Word 2019 
    5. The Internet—Web Browser 
    6. Introduction to PowerPoint 2019 
    7. Stepwise Thinking 
    8. Features of File Management 
    Project 
    Explore More (Managing Files and Folders) 
    The CT Corner! (Visual Processing) 
    The AI Corner! (History of Robots) 
    OGO Cyber Sample Questions 
    Glossary
    Show book