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What 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 Details

ISBN: 9780521568234
ISBN-10: 0521568234
Format: Paperback
(247mm x 174mm x 28mm)
Pages: 546
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 5-Dec-1996
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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