Handy Math Answer Book by Patricia Barnes-Svarney, Thomas E. Svarney


Handy Math Answer Book by Patricia Barnes-Svarney, Thomas E. Svarney

From modern-day challenges such as balancing a chequebook, following the stock market, buying a home, and figuring out credit card finance charges to appreciating historical developments by Pythagoras, Archimedes, Newton, and other mathematicians, this engaging resource addresses more than 1,000 questions related to mathematics. Organised into chapters that cluster similar topics in an easily accessible format, this reference provides clear and concise explanations about the fundamentals of algebra, calculus, geometry, trigonometry, and other branches of mathematics. It contains the latest mathematical discoveries, including newly uncovered historical documents and updates on how science continues to use math to make cutting-edge innovations in DNA sequencing, superstring theory, robotics, and computers. With fun math facts and illuminating figures, this book explores the uses of math in everyday life and helps the mathematically challenged better understand and enjoy the magic of numbers.


Plain language questions take readers back to ancient Greece, shed light on the latest innovations of math in applications such as computing, finance, sports, and healthcare, [plus] math basics and history, through math in the physical and natural sciences and math in everyday life. -- Book News (June 2012)

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512 pages


Patricia Barnes-Svarney, Thomas E. Svarney
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Publication date

7th July 2012



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