Math Explained, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1615302794
  • ISBN-13: 9781615302796
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
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  • Original Copyright 2011 | Published/Released April 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2011

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The universal language of numbers has allowed individuals to transcend cultural differences and make collaborative efforts to comprehend the world mathematically. Though many of these mathematicians may never have met the predecessors who made their own work possible, their collective works form the foundations of mathematics as it is known today. The books in this series introduce students not only to the theories and formulas that form the basis of each field of mathematics, but to the individuals who dedicated their lives to pushing numerical boundaries. Detailed diagrams provide visual summaries of complex concepts and make these books an asset to both lovers of math and those who may find math challenging.

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Math Explained: The Britannica Guide to Algebra and Trigonometry  (ISBN-10: 1615302190 | ISBN-13: 9781615302192)

Calculating and manipulating the unknown has been the enterprise of the field of algebra since its earliest inception in Babylon and ancient Egypt. Trigonometry draws on principles presented in algebra and uses angle measurements to elaborate on geometric calculations. Essential to further mathematical and scientific study, both algebra and trigonometry provide crucial tools in managing variables and understanding the relationships between them. This volume presents the fundamentals of these fascinating areas of mathematics while chronicling their respective histories.

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Math Explained: The Britannica Guide to Analysis and Calculus  (ISBN-10: 1615302204 | ISBN-13: 9781615302208)

The dynamism of the natural world means that it is constantly changing, sometimes rapidly, sometimes gradually. By mathematically interpreting the continuous change that characterizes so many natural processes, analysis and calculus have become indispensable to bridging the divide between mathematics and the sciences. This comprehensive volume examines the key concepts of calculus, providing students with a robust understanding of integration and differentiation. Biographies of important figures will leave readers with an increased appreciation for the sometimes competing theories that informed the early history of the field.

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Math Explained: The Britannica Guide to Geometry  (ISBN-10: 1615302174 | ISBN-13: 9781615302178)

More than a study of shapes and angles, geometry reflects an amalgamation of discoveries over time. This book not only provides readers with a comprehensive understanding of geometric shapes, axioms, and formulas, it presents the field's brilliant minds—from Euclid to Wendelin Werner and many in between—whose works reflect a progression of mathematical thought throughout the centuries and have helped produce the various branches of geometry as they are known today. Detailed diagrams illustrate various concepts and help make geometry accessible to all.

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Math Explained: The Britannica Guide to Numbers and Measurement  (ISBN-10: 1615302182 | ISBN-13: 9781615302185)

Communication and, indeed, our comprehension of the world in general are largely ordered by the number and measurement systems that have arisen over time. This book delves into the history of mathematical reasoning and the progression of numerical thought around the world. With detailed biographies of seminal thinkers and theorists, readers develop a sophisticated understanding of some of the most fundamental arithmetical concepts as well as the individuals who established them.

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Math Explained: The Britannica Guide to Statistics and Probability  (ISBN-10: 161530228X | ISBN-13: 9781615302284)

By observing patterns and repeated behaviors, mathematicians have devised calculations to significantly reduce human potential for error. This volume introduces the historical and mathematical basis of statistics and probability as well as their application to everyday situations. Readers will also meet the prominent thinkers who advanced the field and established a numerical basis for prediction.

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Math Explained: The Britannica Guide to The History of Mathematics  (ISBN-10: 1615302212 | ISBN-13: 9781615302215)

The field of mathematics today represents an ongoing global effort, spanning both countries and centuries. Through this in-depth narrative, students will learn how major mathematical concepts were first derived, as well as how they evolved with the advent of later thinkers shedding new light on various applications. Everything from Euclidean geometry to the philosophy of mathematics is illuminated as readers are transported to the ancient civilizations of Mesopotamia, Egypt, and beyond to discover the history of mathematical thought

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