Why Do Buses Come in Threes? - The Hidden Mathematics of Everyday Life

Author(s): Rob Eastaway; Jeremy Wyndham

Popular Science

A fascinating look at how mathematics is relevant to our everyday lives

Why is it better to buy a lottery ticket on a Friday? Why are showers always too hot or too cold? And which classic puzzle was destroyed by Allied bombing in the war? These and many other questions are answered in this entertaining and highly informative book.

This book is for anyone who wants to remind themselves--or discover for the first time--that math is relevant to almost everything we do. Dating, cooking, traveling by car, gambling, and life-saving techniques all have links with intriguing mathematical problems that are explained here. This book will change the reader's perception of the world around them.

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General Fields

  • : 9781911622277
  • : Pavilion Books
  • : Pavilion
  • : 0.56699
  • : August 2020
  • : {"length"=>["7.75"], "width"=>["5"], "units"=>["Inches"]}
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Rob Eastaway; Jeremy Wyndham
  • : Hardback
  • : English
  • : 224