What's the Use?

ISBN: 9781788168076 Categorii: Diverse, Diverse. An apariție: 2021 Autor: Professor Ian Stewart Editură: Profile Books Ltd Tip copertă: Paperback Număr pagini: 336 Stoc: La comandă

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Many people think mathematics is useless. They're wrong. In the UK, the 2.8 million people employed in mathematical science occupations contributed £208 billion to the economy in a single year -- that's 10 per cent of the workforce contributing 16 per cent of the economy. What's the Use? asks why there is such a vast gulf between public perceptions of mathematics and reality. It shows how mathematics is vital, often in surprising ways, behind the scenes of daily life. How politicians pick their voters. How an absurd little puzzle solved 300 years ago leads to efficient methods for kidney transplants. How an Irish mathematician's obsession with a new number system improves special effects in movies and computer games. How SatNav relies on at least six mathematical techniques. And how a bizarre, infinitely wiggly curve, helps to optimise deliveries to your door.

Limba
Engleza
Autor
Professor Ian Stewart
Data Publicarii
2021
Editura
Profile Books Ltd
Inaltime
23.2
Latime
15.2
Tip Coperta
Paperback
Nr Pag
336
Subtitlu
The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Mathematics
Greutate
420 g
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