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Geometry: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

Maciej Dunajski

9780199683680
Paperback
January 2022

Very Short Introductions

This book provides a fresh modern introduction to geometry, an ancient branch of mathematics with important applications. It takes readers from Euclidean and non-Euclidean geometries, to curved spaces, and the geometry of space-time inside a black hole, and outlines the role geometry plays in the broader context of science and art.

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Number Theory: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

Robin Wilson

9780198798095
Paperback
May 2020

Very Short Introductions

Number theory is the branch of mathematics primarily concerned with the counting numbers, especially primes. It dates back to the ancient Greeks, but today it has great practical importance in cryptography, from credit card security to national defence. This book introduces the main areas of number theory, and some of its most interesting problems.

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Trigonometry: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

Glen Van Brummelen

9780198814313
Paperback
January 2020

Very Short Introductions

Rooted in ancient astronomy, trigonometry is mathematics' powerful toolkit for scientific measurement. It has been at the heart of the study of infinity, complex and imaginary numbers, and the shape of the space itself. Our experience of the universe has been made possible, and deeply challenged, by this surprisingly deep and fruitful subject.

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Infinity: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

Ian Stewart

9780198755234
Paperback
March 2017

Very Short Introductions

Ian Stewart considers the concept of infinity and the profound role it plays in mathematics, logic, physics, cosmology, and philosophy. He shows that working with infinity is not just an abstract, intellectual exercise, and analyses its important practical everyday applications.

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Complexity: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

John H. Holland

9780199662548
Paperback
July 2014

Very Short Introductions

In this Very Short Introduction, John Holland presents an introduction to the science of complexity. Using examples from biology and economics, he shows how complexity science models the behaviour of complex systems.

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Fractals: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

Kenneth Falconer

9780199675982
Paperback
September 2013

Very Short Introductions

From the contours of coastlines to the outlines of clouds, fractal shapes can be found regularly in nature. This Very Short Introduction explains the basic concepts, presents the 'new geometry' of fractals, explores its wide range of applications, and shows the central place fractals have gained in mathematics and science in recent years.

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Symmetry: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

Ian Stewart

9780199651986
Paperback
May 2013

Very Short Introductions

Symmetry is an immensely important concept in mathematics and throughout the sciences. In this Very Short Introduction, Ian Stewart highlights the deep implications of symmetry and its important scientific applications across the entire subject.

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How to Study as a Mathematics Major

£17.99

Lara Alcock

9780199661312
Paperback
January 2013

This no-nonsense book translates mathematics education research-based insights into practical advice for a student audience. It covers every aspect of studying for a mathematics major, from the most abstract intellectual challenges to the everyday business of interacting with lecturers and making good use of study time.

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How to Study for a Mathematics Degree

£17.99

Lara Alcock

9780199661329
Paperback
November 2012

This no-nonsense book translates mathematics education research-based insights into practical advice for a student audience. It covers every aspect of studying for a mathematics degree, from the most abstract intellectual challenges to the everyday business of interacting with lecturers and making good use of study time.

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Probability: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

John Haigh

9780199588480
Paperback
April 2012

Very Short Introductions

Making good decisions under conditions of uncertainty requires an appreciation of the way random chance works. In this Very Short Introduction, John Haigh provides a brief account of probability theory; explaining the philosophical approaches, discussing probability distributions, and looking its applications in science and economics.

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Numbers: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

Peter M. Higgins

9780199584055
Paperback
February 2011

Very Short Introductions

In this Very Short Introduction Peter M. Higgins presents an overview of the number types featured in modern science and mathematics. Providing a non-technical account, he explores the evolution of the modern number system, examines the fascinating role of primes, and explains their role in contemporary cryptography.

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Statistics: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

David J. Hand

9780199233564
Paperback
October 2008

Very Short Introductions

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. This Very Short Introduction explores and explains how statistics works today.

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Mathematics: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

Timothy Gowers

9780192853615
Paperback
August 2002

Very Short Introductions

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What Is Mathematics?: An Elementary Approach to Ideas and Methods

Second Edition

£15.99

Richard Courant, Herbert Robbins, Ian Stewart

9780195105193
Paperback
September 1996

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