'If people do not believe that mathematics is simple, it is only because they do not realize how complicated life is.' John von Neumann Mathematics can tell you things about the world that can't be learned in any other way. This hugely informative and wonderfully entertaining Brain Shot answers a few essential questions about existence. It unravels the knotty, clarifies the conundrums and sheds light into dark corners. From winning the lottery, financial investment with Time Travelers and the weirdest football match ever to Sherlock Holmes, Elections, game theory, drunks, packing for your holiday and the madness of crowds; from chaos to infinity and everything in between, Essential Things You Didn't Know You Didn't Know has all the answers! BRAIN SHOTS: The byte-sized guide to all the things you didn't know you didn't know...If someone types your credit card number into their machine but gets one digit wrong (typically swopping adjacent digits, like 43 for 34, or getting pairs of the same digit ... or not the number being entered qualifies as a valid air ticket or bank note serial number. ... Take an imaginary Visa card number 4000 1234 5678 9314 First, we take every other digit in the number, going from left to right, starting withanbsp;...
|Title||:||100 Essential Things You Didn't Know You Didn't Know|
|Author||:||John D. Barrow|
|Publisher||:||Random House - 2010-01-26|