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.

The Handy Math Answer Book is your introduction to the world of numbers, from their long history (and hints of the future) to how we use math in our everyday lives. With more than 1,000 questions and answers in The Handy Math Answer Book (1,002, to be mathematically precise) and over 100 photographs, 70 illustrations, and dozens of equations to help explain or provide examples of fundamental mathematical principles, you’ll cover a lot of ground in just one book!

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"

"Thomas E. Svarney"




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