## Monday, May 27, 2019

### The Handy Math Answer Book (Free PDF)

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We’ve all seen it. We’ve all experienced it, many times without knowing it. It’s in the design of a beautiful stained-glass window in the middle of an Austrian cathedral. It’s in the large and small workings of a car, computer, or space shuttle. It’s in the innocent statement of a child asking, “How old are you?”

By now you’ve probably guessed what “it” is: mathematics.

Mathematics is everywhere. Sometimes it’s as subtle as the symmetry of a butterfly’s wings. Sometimes it’s as blatant as the U.S. debt figures displayed on a sign outside the Internal Revenue Service building in New York City.

Numbers sneak into our lives. They are used to determine a prescription for eyeglasses; they reveal blood pressure, heart rate, and cholesterol levels, too. Numbers are used so you can follow a bus, train, or plane schedule; or they can help you figure out when your favorite store, restaurant, or library is open. In the home, numbers are used for recipes, figuring out the voltage on a circuit in an electric switchbox, and measuring a room for a carpet. Probably the most familiar connection we have to numbers is in our daily use of money. Numbers, for instance, let you know whether you’re getting a fair deal on that morning cup of cappuccino.

Content:-
INTRODUCTION
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
* HISTORY
1. HISTORY OF MATHEMATICS
2. MATHEMATICS THROUGHOUT HISTORY
* THE BASICS
1. MATH BASICS
2. FOUNDATIONS OF MATHEMATICS
3. ALGEBRA
4. GEOMETRY AND TRIGONOMETRY
5. MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS
6. APPLIED MATHEMATICS
* MATH IN SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING
1. MATH IN THE PHYSICAL SCIENCES
2. MATH IN THE NATURAL SCIENCES
3. MATH IN ENGINEERING
4. MATH IN COMPUTING
* MATH ALL AROUND US
1. MATH IN THE HUMANITIES
2. EVERYDAY MATH
3. RECREATIONAL MATH
4. MATHEMATICAL RESOURCES
APPENDIX 1: MEASUREMENT SYSTEMS AND CONVERSION FACTORS
APPENDIX 2: LOG TABLE IN BASE 10 FOR THE NUMBERS 1 THROUGH 10
APPENDIX 3: COMMON FORMULAS FOR CALCULATING AREAS AND VOLUMES OF
SHAPES
INDEX

Author Details
"Patricia Barnes-Svarney"
and
"Thomas E. Svarney"