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Author Barnes-Svarney, Patricia L.
Title The handy math answer book / Patricia Barnes-Svarney and Thomas E. Svarney.
Published Canton, MI : Visible Ink Press, c2012.
Book Cover
 Floor4  QA99 .B18 2012    IN LIBRARY
Edition 2nd ed.
Description xii, 514 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Series The handy answer book series
Handy answer book series.
Note Includes index.
Contents The history of mathematics -- Mathematics throughout history -- Math basics -- Foundations of mathematics -- Algebra -- Geometry and trigonometry -- Mathematical analysis -- Applied mathematics -- Math in the physical sciences -- Math in the natural sciences -- Math in engineering -- Math in computing -- Everyday -- Recreational math -- Mathematical resources.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "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 It contains the latest mathematical discoveries, including newly uncovered historical documents and updates on how science continues to use math to make cutting-edge innovations in DNA sequencing, superstring theory, robotics, and computers.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"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Mathematics -- Miscellanea.
Arithmetic -- Miscellanea.
Related Names Svarney, Thomas E.
ISBN 1578593735 (pbk.)
9781578593736 (pbk.)
OCLC number 784123671