As many books as you want!
Add this book to bookshelf
Grey
Write a new comment Default profile 50px
Grey
Read online the first chapters of this book!
All characters reduced
That's Maths - The Mathematical Magic in Everyday Life - cover

That's Maths - The Mathematical Magic in Everyday Life

Peter Lynch

Publisher: Gill Books

  • 0
  • 1
  • 0

Summary

From atom bombs to rebounding slinkies, open your eyes to the mathematical magic in the everyday. Mathematics isn’t just for academics and scientists, a fact meteorologist and blogger Peter Lynch has spent the past several years proving through his Irish Times newspaper column and blog, That’s Maths.Here, he shows how maths is all around us, with chapters on the beautiful equations behind designing a good concert venue, predicting the stock market and modelling the atom bomb, as well as playful meditations on everything from coin-stacking to cartography. If you left school thinking maths was boring, think again!

Other books that might interest you

  • Deeper Than Indigo - Tracing Thomas Machell Forgotten Explorer - cover

    Deeper Than Indigo - Tracing...

    Jenny Balfour Paul

    • 0
    • 1
    • 0
    After discovering the diaries of Victorian explorer Thomas Machell in the dusty recesses of the British Library, Jenny set out on her own voyage, tracing his footsteps across oceans and continents for ten years, on a quest to discover and understand this extraordinary character. In 2010 she travelled alone to India on the last cargo ship to accept passengers. The journey was as treacherous as it had been in Thomas's day and Jenny was advised to hide below deck and sleep with a knife by her bed and dollars sewn into her jacket. She narrowly escaped attack as naval ships intercepted a pirate 'mothership' spotted off the Yemeni coast. Jenny's journey ends as she finally discovers Thomas's overgrown grave when travelling with herdaughter after over 15 years of searching. Through a combination of the author's own memoirs, sketches and recollections of travels, entwined with Thomas Machell's tales and intricate drawings, Deeper than Indigo offers a unique insight into the social history of British colonialism at its height, from the East India Company to the Raj, while telling the story of a forgotten pioneer, whose startling diaries shed a surprisingly progressive light on European colonialism.
    Show book
  • Medical Jokes & Humour - Fertile jokes to keep you in good humour - cover

    Medical Jokes & Humour - Fertile...

    Clifford Sawhney

    • 0
    • 3
    • 0
    While many Indian joke books are jokes themselves, this book avoids the pitfalls by its professional approach towards compilation, rewriting and editing. The book comprises the world’s best adult medical jokes, quips, quotes and humour. Bold and bawdy lines that don’t make it between the covers of joke books in India make an appearance here. Unlike many joke books that are a start-to-finish affair without categorisation, this book is divided into 21 chapters that facilitate easy reading. The chapters include: Nurses, Surgeons, Gynaecologists, Sex Therapists, Viagra, AIDS, Veterinarians, Optometrists, Limericks, Wisecracks and a Medical Glossary, amongst others. This book is not meant for those whose sensibilities are easily hurt or people with an ill-developed sense of humour. But for those who love non-vegetarian fare of medical humour, this book is just what the doctor prescribed! #v&spublishers
    Show book
  • Vagabonding on a Budget - The New Art of World Travel and True Freedom: Live on Your Own Terms Without Being Rich - cover

    Vagabonding on a Budget - The...

    Robert Vance

    • 0
    • 2
    • 0
    Want to travel the world for a while on a limited budget? Or just take an epic vacation? You don’t need to be rich, but you’ll need to get creative about saving money for travel.
     
    This short book will give you all the tools and travel tricks you need as well as a few short stories to help motivate you to live the life of a vagabond. ‘Robert Vance’ shares his innovative techniques that will allow you to: Find cheap flights & free accommodation, earn income, Planting Roots and much more - Without sacrificing luxury.
     
     
     
    In this book, you'll discover: 
     
    Travel cheap but smart, using travel hacking
     
    Create a Budget and Stick To It
     
    Working While on the Road
     
    Alternative Travel Tips: Buses, Trains, Etc.
     
    Tips: Should You or Shouldn't You
     
    And much more tips and suggestions
     
     
     
    With the help of this book, you’ll learn everything you need to know about Vagabonding. The information packed into this book covers everything you need to know that will allow you to get traveling now - Because life is too short to delay your dreams.
     
    Quickly and easily raise the startup cash you need to go traveling now following the tips and suggestions of this book. Scroll to the top of the page and click the "BUY NOW" button!
    Show book
  • 50 Boyfriends Worse Than Yours - cover

    50 Boyfriends Worse Than Yours

    Justin Racz

    • 0
    • 3
    • 0
    Tired of watching your man play X-Box all day? Does he cruise match.com when you're not home? When he takes you back to his place, does his mother answer the door? 50 Boyfriends Worse Than Yours is a hilarious collection of these painfully familiar boyfriends, men we've all had the misfortune to meet.  
    There's Thrifty, who thinks taking you out to Chuck E Cheese is charming; Goth Guy, who borrows your make-up; Large Pet Owner, who wears his Python around the house. Rounding out the list are The Flaw Corrector, The Comedian (who's using you for material), One Position Peter (enough said), and Balding and Touchy About It. 
    Isn't revenge sweet? Funny, irresistible, and instantly relatable, 50 Boyfriends Worse Than Yours is the perfect Valentine's Day gift.
    Show book
  • Bad Dad Jokes - That's How Eye Roll - cover

    Bad Dad Jokes - That's How Eye Roll

    Bart King

    • 0
    • 1
    • 0
    A goofy book celebrating the Dad Joke lifestyle and packed with puns and wordplay for your favorite punster. Bad Dad Jokes covers every aspect of the most simultaneously loathed and beloved joke form of all time: the pun. Includes quality pre-loaded puns, the taxonomy of the different types of wordplay, and famous punsters in history and on screen.
    Show book
  • Texas Hold 'Em - The Little Black Book of Poker - cover

    Texas Hold 'Em - The Little...

    Books Chronicle

    • 0
    • 1
    • 0
    Poker is 10% luck, 90% psychology. This illustrated guide to Texas Hold 'Em, the world's most popular poker game, gives players the strategy and skills they need to make some cold, hard cash. An essential companion for any poker night, online tournament, or casino trip, this quick-reference manual allows players to keep vital tips and tactics close at hand. Accessible to beginners and enlightening to poker devotees, Texas Hold 'Em belongs in the hands of anyone with a stack of cards and a competitive spirit.
    Show book