The Resource Odd numbers, Herbert McKay

Odd numbers, Herbert McKay

Label
Odd numbers
Title
Odd numbers
Statement of responsibility
Herbert McKay
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Mathematics has a reputation of being dull and difficult. Here is an antidote. This lively exploration of arithmetic considers its basic processes and manipulations, demonstrating their value and power and justifying an enduring interest in the subject. With humour and insight, the author shows how basic mathematics relates to everyday life – as true now as when this book was originally published in 1940. The introductory treatment of millions, billions and even trillions could be profitably read by aspiring bankers, economists or politicians. H. G. Wells is gently teased for his mistake in applying the law of proportionality in a novel. McKay politely adjusts the astronomical scales selected by the eminent cosmologist Sir James Jeans. He confidently navigates the hazards of averages, approximations and units. For anyone interested in what numbers mean and how they can be used most effectively, this book will still educate and delight
Member of
Cataloging source
UkCbUP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1881-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McKay, Herbert
Dewey number
511
Index
index present
LC call number
QA106
LC item number
.M34 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge library collection. Mathematics
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Arithmetic
Label
Odd numbers, Herbert McKay
Link
https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511702440
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally published in Cambridge at the University Press in 1940
  • Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
1 online resource (215 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511702440
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(UkCbUP)CR9780511702440
Label
Odd numbers, Herbert McKay
Link
https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511702440
Publication
Note
  • Originally published in Cambridge at the University Press in 1940
  • Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
1 online resource (215 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511702440
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(UkCbUP)CR9780511702440

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