It's a Numberful World

Why Zero Is Unbreakable, 2.718 Is Magic, and More Marvels of Math
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Author(s): Eddie Woo
Original Publish Date: Sep 03, 2019
Product Number: EB00754054
Released: Sep 03, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781615196135
Publisher: The Experiment
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Description

<B>Why aren&rsquo;t left-handers extinct?<BR /> What makes a rainbow round?<BR /> How is a pancreas . . . like a pendulum?</B><BR /><BR /> Publisher&#39;s note: <I>It&#39;s a Numberful World</I> was published in Australia under the title <I>Woo&#39;s Wonderful World of Maths.</I><BR /><BR /> These may not <I>look</I> like math questions, but they are&mdash;because they all have to do with <I>patterns</I>. And mathematics, at heart, is the study of patterns.<BR /><BR /> That realization changed Eddie Woo&rsquo;s life&mdash;by turning the &ldquo;dry&rdquo; subject he dreaded in high school into a boundless quest for discovery. Now an award-winning math teacher, Woo sees patterns everywhere: in the &ldquo;branches&rdquo; of blood vessels and lightning, in the growth of a savings account and a sunflower, even in his morning cup of tea!<BR /><BR /> Here are twenty-six bite-size chapters on the hidden mathematical marvels that encrypt our email, enchant our senses, and even keep us alive&mdash;from the sine waves we hear as &ldquo;music&rdquo; to the mysterious golden ratio.<BR /><BR /> This book will change your mind about what math can be. We are all born mathematicians&mdash;and <I>It&rsquo;s a Numberful World</I>.

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