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Second hand books on Mathematics & Numeracy
Dissections: Plane And Fancy -by- Greg N Frederickson (1997). ISBN 0521571979.
Geometry. Mathematical Puzzles. Geometric dissections are the mathematical art of cutting figures into pieces that can be
rearranged to form other figures, using as few pieces as possible; this book shows you many ingenious ways to solve these
problems and the beautiful constructions you can create, and explains solution methods carefully: new and old types of
slides, strips, steps, tessellations, and exploration of star and polygon structures; only a basic knowledge of high school
geometry is needed. Used second hand hardcover book in dust jacket. 310 pages. (Cambridge University Press. Cambridge, UK.
1997) In fine condition. Weight 800 grams.
Dyslexia And Mathematics -edited- T R Miles & E Miles (Reprint 2002). ISBN 0415049873.
Dyslexia is seen primarily as a limitation in the ability to deal with symbolic material, therefore special
teaching techniques are needed; this book contains a wealth of material on individual cases and on children
of different ages; all the contributors have had experience of teaching dyslexic children at various levels.
Used second hand paperback book. 130 pages. (Routledge, London. Reprint 2002)In fine condition. Weight 200 grams.
Einstein For Dummies E=MC2 -by- Carlos I Calle (2005), Senior Research Scientist at NASA and author of
'Superstrings And Other Things'. ISBN 0764583484. A fun, accessible guide clearly explains Albert Einstein's amazing
theories and the tremendous impact of his discoveries on contemporary life and science; get a glimpse into Einstein's personal
life and beliefs, as well as an overview of the main events that shaped his ideas and laid the groundwork for his accomplishments.
Includes tear-out cheat sheet. Used second hand paperback book. 364 pages. (Wiley Publishing, Inc. 2005) Covers are creased.
Foxing and some marks on edges of pages, else pages are very good. Weight 600 grams.
Five Equations That Changed The World: The Power And Poetry Of Mathematics -by- Michael Guillen (1995).
ISBN 1567314058. The stories of Newton, Bernoulli, Faraday, Clausius, and Einstein are vividly brought to life by
the author, revealing the political conflicts, social upheaval, religious sanctions, family tragedies, and personal
ambitions that contributed to each man's indelible place in history. Used second hand hardback book in dust jacket.
278 pages. (MJF Books, New York. 1995) Some scuffs on dust jacket. Else in very good condition. Weight 400 grams.
In Polya's Footsteps: Miscellaneous Problems And Essays: Dolciani Mathematical Expositions Number 19
(In Pólya's Footsteps) -by- Ross Honsberger (1997). ISBN 00883853264. Mathematics Problem Solving. A book of miscellaneous
mathematical delights; half a dozen essays are sprinkled among some hundred problems, most of which are the easier problems
posed in various olympiads covering combinatorics, geometry, number theory, algebra, and probability along with 25 exercises and
their detailed solutions. Used second hand paperback book. 316 pages. (The Mathematical Association of America. 1997) In fine
condition. Weight 440 grams.
Spline Models For Observational Data (CBMS-NSF Regional Conference Series In Applied Mathematics No. 59)
-by- Grace Wahba (1990). ISBN 0898712440. Statistics. This book provides a rather complete unified treatment of smoothing splines,
starting with the classical polynomial smoothing spline, and including the periodic smoothing spline on a circle, both scalar
and vector-valued splines on the sphere, and thin plane splines in the plane and in higher dimensional Euclidean spaces; in
addition, it treats two special kinds of smoothing splines called partial splines and additive splines; the splines discussed
here have numerous practical applications in data fitting of economical, medical, meteorological, and radiation data; Wahba
provides applications to the solution of Fredholm integral equations of the first kind, fluid flow problems in porous media,
and certain inverse problems. Used second hand paperback book. 170 pages. BKCB0059. (SIAM Society for Industrial and Applied
Mathematics, Philadelphia, 1990) In fine condition. Weight 300 grams.
The Fifty-Nine Icosahedra -by- H S M Coxeter, P Du Val, H T Flather & J F Petrie. Third Edition 1999.
ISBN 1899618325. Geometry. This paper enumerates & describes the polyhedra that can be derived from the five Platonic solids by
stellation, i.e. by extending or 'producing' the faces until they meet again, always preserving the rotational symmetry of the
original solid. Illustrated with black & white photographs and line drawings. Used second hand paperback book. 72 pages.
(Tarquin Publications, Diss, Norfolk, UK. 3rd Edition 1999) In very good condition. Weight 200 grams.
The Moment Of Proof: Mathematical Epiphanies -by- Donald C Benson (1999). ISBN 0195117212.
Mathematics. An introduction to the pleasures of mathematical thinking. When Archimedes, while bathing, suddenly hit
upon the principle of buoyancy, he ran naked through the streets, crying 'eureka!'; in this delightful book the author attempts
to convey to general readers the feeling of 'eureka!' that mathematicians feel when they first encounter an elegant
proof; it is packed with intriguing conundrums: Loyd's Fifteen Puzzle, the Petersburg Paradox, the Chaos Game, the Monty Hall
Problem, the Prisoners' Dilemma, as well as many mathematical curiosities; learn how to perform 'casting out nines' and Russian
peasant multiplication, which actually works; the author takes you step by step through many mathematical wonders.
Used second hand hardcover book in dust jacket. 331 pages. (Oxford University Press. 1999) A few marks on edges of pages, else
in fine condition. Weight 900 grams.
The Rainbow: From Myth To Mathematics -by- Carl B Boyer (1987). ISBN 0691024057.
Mathematics. An account of ideas on the rainbow from antiquity through our own times, beginning with Greek mythology,
demonstrating that this physical phenomenon is sufficiently complex to attract the attention of the modern scientist;
this is the most comprehensive mathematical study of the rainbow ever published. Used second hand paperback book.
376 pages. (Princeton University Press. 1987) Corners bumped, else in very good condition. Weight 500 grams.
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