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The Resource Pluses and minuses : how maths solves our problems, Stefan Buijsman ; translated from the Dutch by Andy Brown

Pluses and minuses : how maths solves our problems, Stefan Buijsman ; translated from the Dutch by Andy Brown

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Pluses and minuses : how maths solves our problems
Title
Pluses and minuses
Title remainder
how maths solves our problems
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Stefan Buijsman ; translated from the Dutch by Andy Brown
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  • eng
  • dut
  • eng
Summary
You look up from your phone for a moment to order an espresso. It's made with one of those large stainless-steel coffee makers that heats the water until it's precisely the right temperature. It keeps track of how fast the water warms up and uses that to calculate whether it needs to apply more or less heat, until the perfect temperature is attained. You're not aware of any of it, but right in front of your nose, those formulae that your maths teacher talked about are being used to make your cup of coffee. Thousands of years ago, the inhabitants of Mesopotamia became the first humans to use numbers. Since then, mathematics has become an unstoppable force. It's behind almost everything, from search engines to cruise control, from coffee-makers to timetables. But now that we hardly ever need to do arithmetic, how relevant is mathematics to everyday life? Drawing on examples within the interconnected fields of philosophy, psychology and history, Dr Stefan Buijsman explores the role mathematics plays in the modern world
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Buijsman, Stefan
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illustrations
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index present
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Translated from the Dutch
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non fiction
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bibliography
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Brown, Andy
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  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics
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adult
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Pluses and minuses : how maths solves our problems, Stefan Buijsman ; translated from the Dutch by Andy Brown
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Originally published in Dutch as "Plussen en minnen". Netherlands : De Bezige Bij, 2018
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-189) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier.
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  • text
  • still image
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  • txt
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  • rdacontent.
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p2251527211
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vii, 199 pages
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regular print reproduction
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9781922268570
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unmediated
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rdamedia.
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  • n
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illustrations
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Pluses and minuses : how maths solves our problems, Stefan Buijsman ; translated from the Dutch by Andy Brown
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published in Dutch as "Plussen en minnen". Netherlands : De Bezige Bij, 2018
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-189) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
p2251527211
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vii, 199 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781922268570
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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