Fermat's Enigma

The Epic Quest to Solve the World's Greatest Mathematical Problem

Author: Simon Singh

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781442006898

Category: Mathematics

Page: 336

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A national best-seller traces the quest of scientists around the world to solve the theorem devised by seventeenth-century French mathematician Pierre de Fermat, a story of extraordinary human emotion, ambition, and desperation. Reprint.
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The Elephant in the Classroom

Helping Children Learn and Love Maths

Author: Jo Boaler

Publisher: Souvenir Press

ISBN: 0285643193

Category: Education

Page: 272

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In The Elephant in the Classroom, Jo Boaler outlines what has gone wrong in mathematics education, identifying the problems facing children in classrooms today. How can children be prepared for the mathematics they will need in the future? They need to be taught to be quantitatively literate, to think flexibly and creatively and how to problem solve. Jo Boaler offers concrete solutions for parents and teachers that will revolutionise children's experience with maths. Along with practical teaching activities, strategies and questions that can transform a child's mathematical future, she shares a range of free and accessible online resources. 'We have the research knowledge to make classrooms places where all students are inspired by mathematics' Jo Boaler
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The Promise of Trinitarian Theology

Theologians in Dialogue with T.F. Torrance

Author: Elmer M. Colyer

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742512948

Category: Religion

Page: 355

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Thomas F. Torrance is considered by many to be the most outstanding living Reformed theologian in the Anglo-Saxon world. In The Promise of Trinitarian Theology, Elmer M. Colyer presents a collection of essays critiquing Torrance's work. It explores his place in Reformed theology and his relation to the Greek fathers. Both everyday life and scientific understanding are discussed in the essays within. The Promise of Trinitarian Theology is a hopeful step engaging the works of T. F. Torrance and the theology behind his words.
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The Handy Math Answer Book

Author: Patricia Barnes-Svarney,Thomas E Svarney

Publisher: Visible Ink Press

ISBN: 1578593883

Category: Mathematics

Page: 528

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From modern-day challenges such as balancing a checkbook, following the stock market, buying a home, and figuring out credit card finance charges to appreciating historical developments by Pythagoras, Archimedes, Newton, and other mathematicians, this engaging resource addresses more than 1,000 questions related to mathematics. Organized into chapters that cluster similar topics in an easily accessible format, this reference provides clear and concise explanations about the fundamentals of algebra, calculus, geometry, trigonometry, and other branches of mathematics. It contains the latest mathematical discoveries, including newly uncovered historical documents and updates on how science continues to use math to make cutting-edge innovations in DNA sequencing, superstring theory, robotics, and computers. With fun math facts and illuminating figures, The Handy Math Answer Book explores the uses of math in everyday life and helps the mathematically challenged better understand and enjoy the magic of numbers.
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Toward a Theology of Scientific Endeavour

The Descent of Science

Author: Christopher B. Kaiser

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780754641599

Category: Religion

Page: 261

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This book explores four foundations of scientific endeavour - the cosmos, human intelligence, cultural beliefs, and technological structures - and investigates some of the paradoxes each of them raises. The concurrent study of all four together reveals several tensions and interconnections among them that point the way to a greater unification of faith and science.Kaiser shows that the resolution of these paradoxes inevitably leads us into theological discourse and raises new challenges for theological endeavour. In order to address these challenges, Kaiser draws on the wider resources of the Judeo-Christian tradition and argues for a refocusing of contemporary theology from the perspective of natural science.
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The Elements of Advanced Mathematics

Author: Steven G. Krantz

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1351378309

Category: Mathematics

Page: 390

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The Elements of Advanced Mathematics, Fourth Edition is the latest edition of the author’s bestselling series of texts. Expanding on previous editions, the new Edition continues to provide students with a better understanding of proofs, a core concept for higher level mathematics. To meet the needs of instructors, the text is aligned directly with course requirements. The author connects computationally and theoretically based mathematics, helping students develop a foundation for higher level mathematics. To make the book more pertinent, the author removed obscure topics and included a chapter on elementary number theory. Students gain the momentum to further explore mathematics in the real world through an introduction to cryptography. These additions, along with new exercises and proof techniques, will provide readers with a strong and relevant command of mathematics.
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DNA of Mathematics

Author: Dr. Mehran Basti

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 1460239563

Category: Religion

Page: 280

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For Dr. Basti, the explanation is straightforward though not simple: "Just as cells have dna, so mathematics has DNA in its structure." After years of research, he decided that his work had to contain a strong philosophical justification in order to stand the test of time. Part memoir and part manifesto, DNA of Mathematics introduces Mehran Basti's readers to both the research he has dedicated his career to and his personal background and beliefs which significantly impact his scientific work.
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The Mind of Leibniz

A Study in Genius

Author: Kurt von S. Kynell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780773468931

Category: Philosophy

Page: 313

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This volume attempts to resolve the century old dispute between Newton and Leibniz over the discovery of the calculus, and also explores both the mind and the life long research of Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz, documenting his phenomenal mathematical and philosophical research, as well as the apparent nature and possible origins of genius and human intelligence.
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