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153.4 A
Edition
First edition.
Descript.
xiii, 219 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
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Note
Includes index.
Summary
Presents a humorous look at a series of common everyday problems, describing the pros and cons of each situation and offering a possible rational solution.
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ISBN/ISSN
9780062379993 (pbk.)
0062379992 (pbk.)
Call #
FIC STE
Descript.
xvi, 240 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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"Move over, Sherlock and Watson--the detective duo of Carmichael and Lennox shows how math smarts can crack even the most perplexing cases. In the entertaining short-story collection L.A. Math, freelance investigator Freddy Carmichael meets colorful personalities throughout Los Angeles and encounters mysterious circumstances from embezzlement and robbery to murder. In each story, Freddy's deductive instincts--and the trusty math skills of his sidekick, Pete Lennox--solve the crime. Featuring such glamorous locales as Beverly Hills, Brentwood, Malibu, and Santa Barbara, the fourteen short stories in L.A. Math take Freddy and Pete through various puzzles and challenges. In "A Change of Scene," Freddy has to figure out who is selling corporate secrets to a competitor--so he uses mathematical logic to uncover the culprit. In "The Winning Streak," conditional probability turns the tables on an unscrupulous bookie. And in "Message from a Corpse," the murderer of a wealthy widow is revealed through the rules of compound interest. It's everything you expect from the City of Angels--A-listers and wannabes, lovers and lawyers, heroes and villains. Readers will not only be entertained, but also gain practical mathematics knowledge, ranging from percentages and probability to set theory, statistics, and the mathematics of elections. For those who want to delve into mathematical subjects further, the book includes a supplementary section with more material. Filled with intriguing stories, L.A. Math is a treat for lovers of romance, crime, or mathematics"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliog.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-237) and index.
Subject
Genre
Title
Los Angeles math
Romance, crime, and mathematics in the City of Angels
ISBN/ISSN
9780691168289
0691168288
Call #
111 K
Edition
First [edition].
Descript.
x, 275 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm.
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Summary
Philosopher and comedy writer (Futurama, Big Bang Theory) Kaplan tackles a metaphysical paradox: there are some things we dearly believe in that are not universally acknowledged as real. Here, Kaplan shows how philosophy giants Bertrand Russell and Ludwig Wittgenstein strove to smooth over this uncomfortable meeting of the real and unreal--and failed. From there he turns to mysticism's attempts to resolve such paradoxes, surveying Buddhism, Taoism, early Christianity, Theosophy, and even the philosophers at UC Berkeley under whom he studied. Finally, he alights on--surprise--comedy as the ultimate resolution of the fundamental paradoxes of life. Ultimately, Kaplan delves deeper into the implications of this deceptively simple revelation, from how our physical brains work to his own personal confrontations with life's biggest questions: If we're all going to die, what's the point of anything? What is a perfect moment? What can you say about God? Or Santa? The answers in this book will cheer the rest of your life.--Adapted from publisher description.
Contents
Logic -- Mysticism -- Comedy -- Life -- Me and you.
Bibliog.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 257-263) and index.
Subject
ISBN/ISSN
9780525954392
0525954392
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