'If people do not believe that mathematics is simple, it is only because they do not realize how complicated life is.' John von Neumann Mathematics can tell you things about the world that can't be learned in any other way. This hugely informative and wonderfully entertaining Brain Shot answers a few essential questions about existence. It unravels the knotty, clarifies the conundrums and sheds light into dark corners. From winning the lottery, financial investment with Time Travelers and the weirdest football match ever to Sherlock Holmes, Elections, game theory, drunks, packing for your holiday and the madness of crowds; from chaos to infinity and everything in between, Essential Things You Didn't Know You Didn't Know has all the answers! BRAIN SHOTS: The byte-sized guide to all the things you didn't know you didn't know...They are closely linked to simple methods of finger counting and make use of groups of 5 and 10 as bases for the accumulated sets of marks. ... If no runs are scored off all six balls, the six dots are joined up to create the sides of an M, denoting a a#39;maidena#39; over; if no runs are ... It is tempting to combine the insights from South American games with those of the cricket scorer to create an ideal aidememoireanbsp;...
|Title||:||100 Essential Things You Didn't Know You Didn't Know|
|Author||:||John D. Barrow|
|Publisher||:||Random House - 2010-01-26|