How Many Socks Make a Pair? : Surprisingly Interesting Maths

How Many Socks Make a Pair? : Surprisingly Interesting Maths

Description

How many socks make a pair? The answer is not always two. And behind this question lies a world of maths that can be surprising, amusing and even beautiful. Using playing cards, a newspaper, the back of an envelope, a Sudoku, some pennies and of course a pair of socks, Rob Eastaway shows how maths can demonstrate its secret beauties in even the most mundane of everyday objects. If you already like maths you'll discover plenty of new surprises. And if you've never picked up a maths book in your life, this one will change your view of the subject forever.


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Details

Author(s)
Rob Eastaway
Format
Paperback | 176 pages
Dimensions
129 x 197 x 12.7mm | 113.4g
Publication date
01 May 2011
Publisher
JR Books Ltd
Publication City/Country
London, United Kingdom
Language
English
Illustrations note
b&w line drawings
ISBN10
1907532285
ISBN13
9781907532283
Bestsellers rank
341,923