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30-Second Maths: The 50 Most Mind-Expanding Theories in Mathematics, Each Explained in Half a Minute [Hardcover]

Richard J. Brown
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3 May 2012 30-Second
From Rubik's cubes to Godel's incompleteness theorem, everything mathematical explained, with colour illustrations, in half a minute. Maths is enjoying a resurgence in popularity. So how can you avoid being the only dinner guest who has no idea who Fermat was, or what he proved? The more you know about Maths, the less of a science it becomes. 30 Second Maths takes the top 50 most engaging mathematical theories, and explains them to the general reader in half a minute, using nothing more than two pages, 200 words and one picture. Read at your own pace, and discover that maths can be more fascinating than you ever imagined.

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  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Icon Books Ltd (3 May 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1848313691
  • ISBN-13: 978-1848313699
  • Product Dimensions: 19 x 23.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 277,127 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'[30-Second Maths] unveils the wonder of mathematics, touching on ideas from the Mobius strip to infinity with clear, entertaining and delightfully concise explanations.' -- New Scientist

About the Author

Richard Brown is Director of Undergraduate Studies at the Department of Mathematics, Johns Hopkins University.

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Maths Symbols Missing 1 April 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
The other 30 second books are great. There is something wrong with the Kindle formatting, which means many mathematical symbols are missing - rendering the book useless.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars its ok 30 July 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
If you know nothing about maths you will learn a little.
If you know something you will learn hardly more than
a reference dictionary would present. It falls between two stools
in my opinion.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not worth the money. 22 July 2013
By Jeff
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
If you are a person with any interest in maths then you probably already know most of what is in this book.
If not, then I dont think there is anything in here that will spark that interest.
It reads like it was put together just to make a quick buck by someone with no real interest for the subject nor any particular writing skill. (Apologies if this is incorrect but thats how it came across to me).
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars good stuff 14 July 2013
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This book explained all the maths stuff in a very simple manner, even forty eight year olds who hasnt had anything to do with maths for years could understand it. It is well worth buying.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very helpful 5 Mar 2013
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Great book, it explained formulas that I didn't understand when I was in school. Great book. I would recommend it.
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