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- DescriptionHow does mathematics enable us to send pictures from space back to Earth? Where does the bell-shaped curve come from? Drawing on areas of mathematics from probability theory, number theory, and geometry, this work highlights how ideas, mostly from pure math, can answer these questions. It includes puzzles and problems of varying difficulty.
- Author BiographyKeith Ball is Professor of Mathematics at University College London and a Royal Society Leverhulme Research Fellow. Well known for his entertaining public lectures on mathematics, he is also the author of a graduate-level introduction to convex geometry in a textbook on geometry.
- PrizesShortlisted for Choice Magazine Outstanding Reference/Academic Book Award 2004.
- Author(s)Keith Ball
- PublisherPrinceton University Press
- Date of Publication16/10/2006
- GenrePopular Science
- Place of PublicationNew Jersey
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintPrinceton University Press
- Content Note89 line illus. 7 tables.
- Weight399 g
- Width152 mm
- Height235 mm
- Spine18 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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