It's a Numberful World

Why Zero Is Unbreakable, 2.718 Is Magic, and More Marvels of Math
Product Number: EB00754054
Released: Sep 03, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781615196135
Publisher: The Experiment
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Publisher's note: It's a Numberful World was published in Australia under the title Woo's Wonderful World of Maths. -Why is a rainbow curved? -Why aren't left-handers extinct? -How is a sunflower like a synchronized swimmer? -What makes 2.718 a magic number? These may not look like math questions at first glance-but they are, because they all have to do with patterns. And mathematics, at heart, is the study of patterns-from familiar shapes and symmetries, to mysterious values like the golden ratio, which seem to crop up wherever you look for them. Looking for patterns changed Eddie Woo's life-by turning the "dry" subject he had dreaded in high school into a boundless exploration suffused with joy. Today, he's an award-winning math teacher, and now, he's here to win you over, too. Here are 26 bite-size chapters on Woo's favorite mathematical marvels-from the synchronized sine waves we hear as "music," to the immense prime numbers (once a mere curiosity) that are now essential to data encryption. This book will change your mind about what math can be. We are all born mathematicians-and It's a Numberful World!

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Author(s): Eddie Woo
Genre: Science
Original Publish Date: Sep 03, 2019

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