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The Math Behind...: Discover the Mathematics of Everyday Events
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The Math Behind...: Discover the Mathematics of Everyday Events

Colin Beveridge

Published by Firefly Books | Language - English | Binding - Paperback

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An entertaining illustrated reference to the role of mathematics in everyday life.

The Math Behind... is a fascinating compilation of everyday events analyzed for their probability of occurring and how those odds are determined using mathematical equations and science. The book examines everything from how predictive text works to why buses come in threes and the likelihood that toast will land butter side down. Accessible and clear explanations, without dumbing down the science, and photographs and diagrams illustrate concepts and aid understanding.

There are six chapters. Here are some of the questions covered:

  • The human condition:
  • Why hipsters look the same
    What are the chances of you even being born
    What makes certain songs so catchy
    Why we find some people more attractive than others

  • Sports and games:
  • The perfect 9-ball break in pool
    How to play the lottery
    How to take a free kick
    The secret behind Michael Jordan's air time
    Why the house always wins

  • From A to B:
  • The "causeless" traffic jam
    Just how likely is a plane to crash
    How long would it take a chicken to cross a road
    Is it possible to have a car journey with no red lights

  • Rise of the machines:
  • How bitcoins work
    How easy is it for a hacker to crack your password
    How does predictive text work
    How do scam emailers use probability

  • Chance and coincidence:
  • Does repeatedly clicking a mouse make it work any faster
    The chances of meeting your soulmate
    The six degrees of Kevin Bacon
    How illusionists use mathematics

  • And another thing:
  • At what percentage does juice become flavored water
    How penguins have developed the perfect huddle
    The amount of G-force on a rollercoaster.

    The Math Behind... is an entertaining, intelligent and different look at the world around us. Readers interested in probability and mathematics (and readers interested in just about anything else) will enjoy learning why their toast landed butter side down and whether they should spend another $5.00 on a lottery ticket.

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    Book: The Math Behind...: Discover the Mathematics of Everyday Events
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    ISBN-13: 9781770859982
    Binding: Paperback
    Publishing Date: 2017-10-14
    Publisher: Firefly Books
    Number of Pages: 192
    Language: English

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