The Resource A Mathematical Nature Walk, Adam, John, (electronic resource)

A Mathematical Nature Walk, Adam, John, (electronic resource)

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A Mathematical Nature Walk
Title
A Mathematical Nature Walk
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Adam, John
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  • eng
  • eng
Summary
How heavy is that cloud? Why can you see farther in rain than in fog? Why are the droplets on that spider web spaced apart so evenly? If you have ever asked questions like these while outdoors, and wondered how you might figure out the answers, this is a book for you. An entertaining and informative collection of fascinating puzzles from the natural world around us, A Mathematical Nature Walk will delight anyone who loves nature or math or both. John Adam presents ninety-six questions about many common natural phenomena--and a few uncommon ones--and then shows how to answer them using mostly basic mathematics. Can you weigh a pumpkin just by carefully looking at it? Why can you see farther in rain than in fog? What causes the variations in the colors of butterfly wings, bird feathers, and oil slicks? And why are large haystacks prone to spontaneous combustion? These are just a few of the questions you'll find inside. Many of the problems are illustrated with photos and drawings, and the book also has answers, a glossary of terms, and a list of some of the patterns found in nature. About a quarter of the questions can be answered with arithmetic, and many of the rest require only precalculus. But regardless of math background, readers will learn from the informal descriptions of the problems and gain a new appreciation of the beauty of nature and the mathematics that lies behind it
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Adam, John
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  • Mathematics
  • Science
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A Mathematical Nature Walk, Adam, John, (electronic resource)
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https://www.safaribooksonline.com/library/view/-/9781400832903/?ar
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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unknown
Edition
1st edition
Extent
264 p.
Form of item
online
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Made available through: Safari, an O'Reilly Media Company.
Media category
computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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  • 40960
  • 9781400832903
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
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remote
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  • (Sirsi) a273412
  • (Safari)9781400832903
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
A Mathematical Nature Walk, Adam, John, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.safaribooksonline.com/library/view/-/9781400832903/?ar
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st edition
Extent
264 p.
Form of item
online
Issuing body
Made available through: Safari, an O'Reilly Media Company.
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
  • 40960
  • 9781400832903
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a273412
  • (Safari)9781400832903
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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