The Pleasures of Counting
By (author) T. W. Korner
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Pleasures of Counting by T. W. Korner
Book DescriptionWhat is the connection between the outbreak of cholera in Victorian Soho, the Battle of the Atlantic, African Eve and the design of anchors? One answer is that they are all examples chosen by Dr Tom Korner to show how a little mathematics can shed light on the world around us, and deepen our understanding of it. Dr Korner, an experienced author, describes a variety of topics which continue to interest professional mathematicians, like him. He does this using relatively simple terms and ideas, yet confronting difficulties (which are often the starting point for new discoveries) and avoiding condescension. If you have ever wondered what it is that mathematicians do, and how they go about it, then read on. If you are a mathematician wanting to explain to others how you spend your working days (and nights), then seek inspiration here.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521568234
(247mm x 174mm x 28mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 5-Dec-1996
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author T. W. Korner
Calculus for the Ambitious, Paperback (May 2014)
A short introduction perfect for any 16- to 18-year-old, about to begin studies in mathematics.
Vectors, Pure and Applied, Paperback (December 2012)
Explains both the how and the why of linear algebra to get students thinking like mathematicians.
Exercises in Fourier Analysis, Paperback (August 1993)
A collection of exercises in Fourier analysis, complied as a companion to the author's successful An Introduction to Fourier Analysis.
Fourier Analysis, Paperback (November 1989)» View all books by T. W. Korner
Korner provides a shop-window for some of the ideas, techniques and elegant results of Fourier analysis.
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