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In Pursuit of the Unknown: 17 Equations That Changed the World

In In Pursuit of the Unknown, celebrated mathematician Ian Stewart uses a handful of mathematical equations to explore the vitally important connections between math and human progress. We often overlook the historical link between mathematics and technological advances, says Stewart¬óbut this connection is integral to any complete understanding of human history.

Equations are modeled on the patterns we find in the world around us, says Stewart, and it is through equations that we are able to make sense of, and in turn influence, our world…

Submitted:Apr 16, 2012
Author:Ian Stewart
Brand:Basic Books
Total comments:1
4 diggs • 1 comment • Apr 16, 2012

In Pursuit of the Unknown: 17 Equations That Changed the World

Recommended: An important book by Ian Stewart.


Precalculus for Christian Schools

Submitted:Apr 30, 2006
Author:Kathy D. Pilger
Brand:BJU Press
Total comments:8
18 diggs • 5 comments • Apr 30, 2006

For those who ignorantly think God has little to do in Math textbooks, ...

To get mathematics in line with the precepts of fundamentalist Christianity, the authors have tried to fuse mathematics with fundamentalist theology -- and have succeeded in straining their credibility to the breaking point.

8 diggs • 3 comments • Apr 30, 2006

For those who ignorantly think God has little to do in Math textbooks...

"A line can be described either by its slope (a ratio) or by its inclination (an angle). These terms describe the deviation from the horizontal, but the word inclination also has a non-mathematical meaning. Without Christ, man is inclined to sin. The Word of God should shape our attitudes (inclinations)." Huh?


A Million Random Digits With 100,000 Normal Deviates

Not long after research began at RAND in 1946, the need arose for "random numbers" that could be used to solve problems of various kinds of experimental probability procedures. These applications, called Monte Carlo methods, required a large supply of random digits and normal deviates of high quality, and the tables presented here were produced to meet those requirements.This book was a product of RAND's pioneering work in computing, as well a testament to the patience and persistence of researchers in the early days of RAND…

Submitted:Dec 2, 2005
Author:Rand Corporation
Brand:Free Pr
Total comments:1
11 diggs • 1 comment • Dec 2, 2005

A book that answers almost all the questions you could possibily have...

If you don't believe me just check out the reviews on amazon, you know they don't lie. I can't wait for the second edition that answers all the rest of my questions!

2 diggs • 0 comments • Aug 16, 2008

A Million Random Digits with 100000 Normal Deviates

So... RAND corporation puts out this book 'A Million Random Digits with 100000 Normal Deviates'. Just a book of random numbers... for 200 pages. People start posting facetious reviews on hilarity ensues


The Equation That Couldn't Be Solved: How Mathematical Genius Discovered the Language of Symmetry

From the author of the bestseller The Golden Ratio comes the story of the 4,000-year-long mathematical quest that uncovered the laws of symmetry in nature and the arts…

Submitted:Nov 21, 2005
Author:Mario Livio
Brand:Simon & Schuster
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7 diggs • 0 comments • Nov 21, 2005

The Equation That Couldn't Be Solved

A new book from Mario Livio, author of The Golden Ratio is out. This time, Mario Livio offers an accessible overview of Group Theory, a subject that most people would shy away from. Yet, Mario, as always, manages to bring math, history, and personalities together in an very interesting mix. I cannot recommend this book enough to Geeks and all :-)