Colin Beveridge

Maths, clearly

The Maths Behind…

The Maths Behind...

“Even knowledgeable mathematicians will learn something, and those who teach mathematics will find it invaluable in answering the question ‘when would you ever use maths in everyday life?’”
Ed Rochhead in The Aperiodical

“The book manages to walk the line between being readable and demonstrating how [the maths] works very well”
Adam Townsend in Chalkdust

  • How does the rollercoaster stay on the track while upside-down?
  • How does DNA testing work?
  • … and how do penguins stay warm?

The Maths Behind… takes a look at the mathematics behind the everyday, from sports to politics, from computers to shopping.

> See the errata page.

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Cracking Mathematics

Cracking Mathematics

  • How did logarithms come about?
  • Is Alice In Wonderland really about mathematics?
  • And why was a Swedish mathematician presented with a goose live on national TV?

Cracking Mathematics, an unreliable history of maths, answers all of these questions (and plenty more besides) – from the birth of counting to the heroes of modern mathematics.

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