Math Hacks (Paperback)

By Richard Cochrane

Cassell, 9781788400121, 208pp.

Publication Date: May 1, 2018

List Price: 16.99*
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Description


100 ingenious hacks to make even the most complex mathematical theories easy to understand.

Everything you need to know about 100 key mathematical concepts condensed into easy-to-understand sound bites designed to stick in your memory and give you an instant grasp of the concept.

On each topic, you'll start with a helicopter overview of the subject, which will give you an introduction to the idea and some context surrounding it. Next, you'll zoom in on the core elements of the theory, with clear explanation of each point to make sure you really understand the concept, along with simple examples that everyone can follow. Finally, you'll be given a one-liner hack to really make the theory stick in your mind.

The perfect introduction to algebra, logic, probability and much more, this is a great new way to learn about the most important mathematical ideas and concepts in a way that makes them easy to recall even months after reading the book.

Topics covered include:

Numbers
Algebra
Logic
Geometry
Probability
Computer science
Applied mathematics
Mechanics
Statistics
Set Theory


About the Author

Richard Cochrane is a writer and educator. He devises and teaches innovative math courses for artists at Central Saint Martins, London. He has been commissioned by, among others, the Museum of London to bring cultural history - including math - to a wider audience.