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Sam Parc, Insitute of Mathematics and its Applications
Sam Parc studied mathematics and engineering in the UK, Germany and Australia and has previously worked at the Universities of Bath, Bristol, Cambridge, Manchester and Newcastle and at Imperial College London. She works for the UK's Institute of Mathematics and its Applications where she provides a passion for popularising mathematics. Her previous work has involved writing a mathematical agony aunt column in a provincial newspaper and maintaining a popular online mathematical magazine. She lives in Southend-on-Sea with her large family and dog, Benji. This is her first book.
Table of Contents
1. What's the problem with mathematics?, David Acheson 2. The mathematics of messages, Alan J. Aw 3. Decathlon: The art of scoring points, John D. Barrow 4. Queen Dido and the mathematics of the extreme, Greg Bason 5. Can strings tie things together?, David Berman 6. Grooves and knuckleballs, Ken Bray 7. Pigs didn't fly but swine flu, Ellen Brooks-Pollock and Ken Eames 8. Bill Tutte: Unsung Bletchley hero, Chris Budd 9. What's the use of a quadratic equation?, Chris Budd and Chris Sangwin 10. Tony Hilton Royle Skyrme, Alan Champneys 11. The mathematics of obesity, Carson C. Chow 12. It's a small world really, Tony Crilly 13. How does mathematics help at a murder scene?, Graham Divall 14. Mathematics: The language of the universe, Marcus du Sautoy 15. The troublesome geometry of CAT scanning, Richard Elwes 16. The mathematics of sports gambling, Alistair Fitt Pythagoras's Theorem: a2 17. A conversation with Freeman Dyson, Marianne Freiberger and Rachel Thomas 18. A glass of bubbly, Paul Glendinning 19. The influenza virus: It's all in the packaging, Julia Gog 20. Mathematicians at the movies: Sherlock Holmes vs Professor Moriarty, Derek Moulton and Alain Goriely 21. Solving the Bristol bridge problem, Thilo Gross 22. All ravens are black: Puzzles and paradoxes in probability and statistics, David Hand 23. The Tower of Hanoi: Where mathematics meets psychology, Andreas Hinz and Marianne Freiberger 24. Career: A sample path, Philip Holmes 25. Sweets in the jar, Steve Humble 26. Mary Cartwright, Lisa Jardine 27. The fallibility of mathematics, Adam Jasko 28. Anecdotes of Dr Barrow, Tom Korner 29. Finding Apollo, Adam Kucharski 30. The golden ratio in astronomy and astrophysics, Mario Livio 31. The high-power hypar, Peter Lynch 32. This is not a carrot: Paraconsistent mathematics, Maarten McKubre-Jordens 33. The mystery of Groombridge Place, Alexander Masters and Simon Norton Pythagoras's Theorem: b2 34. Mysterious number 6174, Yutaka Nishiyama 35. Percolating possibilities, Colva Roney-Dougal & Vince Vatter 36. Milestones on a non-Euclidean journey, Caroline Series 37. Simpson's rule, Simon Singh 38. Risking your life, David Spiegelhalter 39. Networks and illusions, Ian Stewart 40. Emmy Noether: Against the odds, Danielle Stretch 41. Of catastrophes and creodes: How maths benefits from collaboration with other fields, Paul Taylor 42. Conic section hide and seek, Rachel Thomas 43. Sir James Lighthill: A life in waves, Ahmer Wadee 44. Fail safe or fail dangerous, Ahmer Wadee and Alan Champneys 45. Leapfrogging into the future: How child's play is at the heart of weather and climate models, Paul Williams 46. Motorway mathematics, Eddie Wilson 47. The philosophy of applied mathematics, Phil Wilson 48. Mighty Morphogenesis, Thomas Woolley 49. Called to the barcode, Andrew Wrigley 50. Roughly fifty-fifty?, Gunter Ziegler Pythagoras's Theorem: c2