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Math bytes : Google bombs, chocolate-covered pi, and other cool bits in computing

Timothy P. Chartier 1969- author. 2014

Available at St. Ambrose University Library  Third Floor Stacks  (QA93 .C47 2014 )()

  • Title:
    Math bytes : Google bombs, chocolate-covered pi, and other cool bits in computing
  • Author: Timothy P. Chartier 1969- author.
  • Subjects: Mathematics -- Popular works; Mathematics -- Data processing -- Popular works; Computer science -- Popular works; Computer science; Mathematics; Mathematics -- Data processing; g Science; g Science; Popular works
  • Description: Your first byte -- Deceiving arithmetic -- Two by two -- Infinite detail -- Plot the course -- Doodling into a labyrinth -- Obama-cize yourself -- Painting with M&Ms -- Distorting reality -- A pretty mathematical face -- March MATHness -- Ranking a googol of bits -- A byte to go -- Up to the challenge.
    "This book provides a fun, hands-on approach to learning how mathematics and computing relate to the world around us and help us to better understand it. How can reposting on Twitter kill a movie's opening weekend? How can you use mathematics to find your celebrity look-alike? What is Homer Simpson's method for disproving Fermat's Last Theorem? Each topic in this refreshingly inviting book illustrates a famous mathematical algorithm or result - such as Google's Page Rank and the traveling salesman problem - and the applications grow more challenging as you progress through the chapters. But don't worry, helpful solutions are provided each step of the way." -- Publisher's website.
  • Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press
  • Creation Date: 2014
  • Format: xi, 136 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 25 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Identifier: ISBN9780691160603 (acid-free paper);ISBN0691160600 (acid-free paper)
  • Source: 01SAUNI ALMA
  • Alma MMS ID: 991000239269702845

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