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The Resource Math bytes : Google bombs, chocolate-covered pi, and other cool bits in computing, Timothy P. Chartier

Math bytes : Google bombs, chocolate-covered pi, and other cool bits in computing, Timothy P. Chartier

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Math bytes : Google bombs, chocolate-covered pi, and other cool bits in computing
Title
Math bytes
Title remainder
Google bombs, chocolate-covered pi, and other cool bits in computing
Statement of responsibility
Timothy P. Chartier
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This book provides a fun, hands-on approach to learning how mathematics and computing relate to the world around us and help us to better understand it. how can reposting on Twitter kill a movie's opening weekend? How can you use mathematics to find your celebrity look-alike? What is Homer Simpson's method for disproving Fermat's Last Theorem? Each topic in this refreshingly inviting book illustrates a famous mathematical algorithm or result--such as Google's Page Rank and the traveling salesman problem--and the applications grow more challenging as you progress through the chapters. But don't worry, helpful solutions are provided each step of the way. Math Bytes shows you how to do calculus using a bag of chocolate chips, and how to prove the Euler characteristic simply by doodling. Generously illustrated in color throughout, this lively and entertaining book also explains how to create fractal landscapes with a roll of the dice, pick a competitive bracket for March Madness, decipher the math that makes it possible to resize a computer font or launch an Angry Bird--and much, much more. All of the applications are presented in an accessible and engaging way, enabling beginners and advanced readers alike to learn and explore at their own pace--a bit and a byte at a time. -- Inside jacket flaps
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Chartier, Timothy P.
Dewey number
510
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
QA93
LC item number
.C47 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics
  • Computer science
  • Computer science
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics
  • Matemáticas
  • Matemáticas
  • Computación
Label
Math bytes : Google bombs, chocolate-covered pi, and other cool bits in computing, Timothy P. Chartier
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Your first byte -- Deceiving arithmetic -- Two by two -- Infinite detail -- Plot the course -- Doodling into a labyrinth -- Obama-cize yourself -- Painting with M & Ms -- Distorting reality -- A pretty mathematical face -- March MATHness -- Ranking a googol of bits -- A byte to go -- Up to the challenge
Control code
ocn854541619
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 136 pages
Isbn
9781400851423
Lccn
2013025378
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780691160603
  • (OCoLC)854541619
Label
Math bytes : Google bombs, chocolate-covered pi, and other cool bits in computing, Timothy P. Chartier
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Your first byte -- Deceiving arithmetic -- Two by two -- Infinite detail -- Plot the course -- Doodling into a labyrinth -- Obama-cize yourself -- Painting with M & Ms -- Distorting reality -- A pretty mathematical face -- March MATHness -- Ranking a googol of bits -- A byte to go -- Up to the challenge
Control code
ocn854541619
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 136 pages
Isbn
9781400851423
Lccn
2013025378
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780691160603
  • (OCoLC)854541619

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