How can large bonuses sometimes make CEOs less productive?Why is revenge so important to us?How can confusing directions actually help us?Why is there a difference between what we think will make us happy and what really makes us happy? In his groundbreaking book, Predictably Irrational, social scie..
WHAT ARE THE ODDS YOU'LL WIN THE LOTTERY? How long will your kids wait in line at Disney World? Who decides that "standardized tests" are fair? Why do highway engineers build slow-moving ramps? What does it mean, statistically, to be an "Average Joe"? NUMBERS RULE YOUR WORLD In the popular tradition..
Preempt your anxiety about PRE-ALGEBRA Ready to learn math fundamentals but can't seem to get your brain to function? No problem Add "Pre-Algebra Demystified," Second Edition, to the equation and you'll solve your dilemma in no time. Written in a step-by-step format, this practical guide begins by..
Your SOLUTION to mastering ALGEBRA Trying to tackle algebra but nothing's adding up? No problem Factor in "Algebra Demystified," Second Edition and multiply your chances of learning this important branch of mathematics. Written in a step-by-step format, this practical guide covers fractions, varia..
Complex Variables and Applications, 9e will serve, just as the earlier editions did, as a textbook for an introductory course in the theory and application of functions of a complex variable. This new edition preserves the basic content and style of the earlier editions. The text is designed to deve..
The Homework Practice Workbook contains two worksheets for every lesson in the Student Edition. This workbook helps students: Practice the skills of the lesson, Use their skills to solve word problems...
The Homework Practice Workbook contains two worksheets for every lesson in the Student Edition. This workbook helps students: - Practice the skills of the lesson, - Use their skills to solve word problems...
Like masterpieces of art, music, and literature, great mathematical theorems are creative milestones, works of genius destined to last forever. Now William Dunham gives them the attention they deserve. Dunham places each theorem within its historical context and explores the very human and often tur..
The Babylonians invented it, the Greeks banned it, the Hindus worshiped it, and the Church used it to fend off heretics. Now it threatens the foundations of modern physics. For centuries the power of zero savored of the demonic; once harnessed, it became the most important tool in mathematics. For z..
The Freakonomics of math--a math-world superstar unveils the hidden
beauty and logic of the world and puts its power in our hands The math
we learn in school can seem like a dull set of rules, laid down by the
ancients and not to be questioned. In How Not to Be Wrong, Jordan
Ellenberg shows ..
The aim of this volume is to explain, carefully but not technically, the differences between advanced, research-level mathematics, and the sort of mathematics we learn at school. The most fundamental differences are philosophical, and readers of this book should emerge with a clearer understanding o..
For more than two thousand years a familiarity with mathematics has been regarded as an indispensable part of the intellectual equipment of every cultured person. Today, unfortunately, the traditional place of mathematics in education is in grave danger. The teaching and learning of mathematics has ..
Games are everywhere: Drivers maneuvering in heavy traffic are playing a driving game. Bargain hunters bidding on eBay are playing an auctioning game. The supermarket's price for corn flakes is decided by playing an economic game. This Very Short Introduction offers a succinct tour of the fascinatin..
Statistics has evolved into an exciting discipline which uses deep theory and powerful software to shed light on the world around us: from clinical trials in medicine, to economics, sociology, and countless other subjects vital to understanding modern life...
Shows how a young couple turned on to pure mathematics and found total happiness. This title is intended for those who might enjoy an engaging dialogue on abstract mathematical ideas, and those who might wish to experience how new mathematics is created...
This book, updated and improved, introduces the mathematics that supports advanced computer programming and the analysis of algorithms. The primary aim is to provide a solid and relevant base of mathematical skills - the skills needed, for example, to solve complex problems, to evaluate hard sums an..
Most tasks require a person or an automated system to reason--to reach conclusions based on available information. The framework of probabilistic graphical models, presented in this book, provides a general approach for this task. The approach is model-based, allowing interpretable models to be cons..