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Below are a few highlights of the Worcester Academy library collection.
Math Curse by
Three of Scieszka and Smiths classic tales which work in fun science and math lessons.
The Manga Guide to Linear Algebra by
Follow along in The Manga Guide to Linear Algebra as Reiji takes Misa from the absolute basics of this tricky subject through mind-bending operations like performing linear transformations, calculating determinants, and finding eigenvectors and eigenvalues.
The Fractal Murders by
Jayne Smyers, a math professor specializing in fractal geometry, is shocked to learn that three professors with the same speciality have died amid mysterious circumstances. With the help of Pepper Keane, the investigation moves from the rocky terrain of Colorado to Mexico, Boston, and Nebraska in search of the killer.
The Secrets of Triangles: A Mathematical Journey by
This book will give all readers a new insight into some of the most enjoyable and fascinating aspects of geometry.
Zero: The Biography of a Dangerous Idea by
In Zero, Science Journalist Charles Seife follows this innocent-looking number from its birth as an Eastern philosophical concept to its struggle for acceptance in Europe, its rise and transcendence in the West, and its ever-present threat to modern physics.
Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from the Data by
Wheelan strips away the arcane and technical details and focuses on the underlying intuition that drives statistical analysis. He clarifies key concepts such as inference, correlation, and regression analysis, reveals how biased or careless parties can manipulate or misrepresent data, and shows us how brilliant and creative researchers are exploiting the valuable data from natural experiments to tackle thorny questions.
Geekspeak: How Life + Mathematics = Happiness by
More than a delightful book to read from cover to cover, Geekspeak is an essential tool for solving the unsolvable, sounding intelligent, and better understanding the fascinating world in which we live.
How Mathematics Happened: The First 50,000 Years by
In this fascinating discussion of ancient mathematics, author Peter Rudman does not just chronicle the archeological record of what mathematics was done; he digs deeper into the more important question of why it was done in a particular way.
A Mathematical Mosaic: Patterns & Problem Solving by
Ravi shares what mathematics is really about: beauty, elegance, and the discovery of deep and interconnected patterns.
The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets by
You may have watched hundreds of episodes of The Simpsons without ever realizing that cleverly embedded in many plots are subtle references to mathematics, ranging from well-known equations to cutting-edge theorems and conjectures.
Thomas Heatherwick: Making by
More than 600 pages, 140 projects and hundreds of photographs, illustrations, and sketches, this revised and expanded monograph will excite, inspire, and serve as an invaluable resource for creative solutions and the joy of making for many years to come.
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