That’s Maths Book Published

A book of mathematical articles, That’s Maths, has just been published. The collection of 100 articles includes pieces that have appeared in The Irish Times over the past few years, blog posts from this website and a number of articles that have not appeared before.

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The book has been published by Gill Books and copies are available through all good booksellers in Ireland, and from major online booksellers. An E-Book is also available online.

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The range and scope can be seen from the titles of the 100 articles given in the Table of Contents:

  1. „ „ You Can Do Maths

  2. „ „ Instant Information

  3. „ „ Napier’s Nifty Rules

  4. „ „ Sproutology

  5. „ „ Why Don’t Clouds Fall Down?

  6. „ „ Packing Oranges and Stacking Cannonballs

  7. „ „ Modelling Epidemics

  8. „ „ A Falling Slinky

  9. „ „ A ‘Mersennery’ Quest

  10. „ „ Shackleton’s Spectacular Boat Journey

  11. „ „ Where in the World?

  12. „ „ Srinivasa Ramanujan

  13. „ „ Sharing a Pint

  14. „ „ Pons Asinorum

  15. „ „ Lost and Found: The Secrets of Archimedes

  16. „ „ Subterranean Topology

  17. „ „ The Earth’s Vast Orb

  18. „ „ More Equal than Others

  19. „ „ Maths and CAT Scans

  20. „ „ Bayes Rules OK

  21. „ „Pythagoras goes Global

  22. „ „ Dozenal Digits: From Dix to Douze

  23. „ „ How Leopards get their Spots

  24. „ „ Monster Symmetry and the Forces of Nature

  25. „ „ Kelvin Wakes

  26. „ „ Gauss Misses a Trick

  27. „ „ Prime Secrets Revealed

  28. „ „ Amazing Normal Numbers

  29. „ „ Heavy Metal or Blue Jeans?

  30. „ „ The School of Athens

  31. „ „ Hailstone Numbers

  32. „ „ The Remarkable BBP Formula

  33. „ „ The Atmospheric Railway

  34. „ „ A Hole through the Earth

  35. „ „ Sofia Kovalevskaya

  36. „ „ The Simpler the Better

  37. „ „ Geometry out of this World

  38. „ „ Euler’s Gem

  39. „ „ The Watermelon Puzzle

  40. „ „ The Antikythera Mechanism: The First Computer

  41. „ „ World Population

  42. „ „ Ireland’s Fractal Coast

  43. „ „ Santa’s Fractal Journey

  44. „ „ Interesting Bores

  45. „ „ Pythagorean (or Babylonian) Triples

  46. „„ Bézout’s Theorem

  47. „ „ French Curves and Bézier Splines

  48. „ „ Astronomical Perturbations

  49. „ „ The Predictive Power of Maths

  50. „ „ Highway Geometry

  51. „ „ Breaking Weather Records

  52. „ „ The Faraday of Statistics

  53. „ „ The Chaos Game

  54. „ „ Fibonacci Numbers are Good for Business

  55. „ „ Biscuits, Books, Coins and Cards: Severe Hangovers

  56. „ „ Gauss’s Great Triangle and the Shape of Space

  57. „ „ Degrees of Infinity

  58. „ „ A Swinging Way to See the Spinning Globe

  59. „ „ Do You Remember Venn?

  60. „ „ Mathematics is Coming to Life in a Big Way

  61. „ „ Temperamental Tuning

  62. „ „ Cartoon Curves

  63. „ „ How Big was the Bomb?

  64. „ „ Algebra in the Golden Age

  65. „ „ Old Octonions May Rule the World

  66. „ „ Light Weight

  67. „ „ Falling Bodies

  68. „ „ Earth’s Shape and Spin Won’t Make You Thin

  69. „ „ The Tangled Tale of Knots

  70. „ „Plateau’s Problem: Soap Bubbles and Soap Films

  71. „ „ The Steiner Minimal Tree Problem

  72. „ „ Who Wants to be a Millionaire?

  73. „ „ The Klein 4-Group

  74. „ „ Tracing Our Mathematical Ancestry: The Mathematics Genealogy Project

  75. „ „ Café Mathematics in Lvov

  76. „ „ The King of Infinite Space: Euclid and his Elements

  77. „ „ Golden Moments

  78. „ „ Mode-S EHS: A Novel Source of Weather Data

  79. „ „ For Good Communications, Leaky Cables are Best

  80. „ „ Tap-tap-tap the Cosine Button

  81. „ „ The Black–Scholes Equation

  82. „ „ Eccentric Pizza Slices

  83. „ „ Mercator’s Marvellous Map

  84. „ „ The Remarkable Power of Symmetry

  85. „ „ Increasingly Abstract Algebra

  86. „ „ Acoustic Excellence and RT-60

  87. „ „ The Bridges of Paris

  88. „ „ Buffon Was No Buffoon

  89. „ „ James Joseph Sylvester

  90. „ „ Holbein’s Anamorphic Skull

  91. „ „The Ubiquitous Cycloid

  92. „ „ Hamming’s Smart Error-correcting Codes

  93. „ „ Mowing the Lawn in Spirals

  94. „ „ Melencolia I: An Enigma for Half a Millennium

  95. „ „ Mathematics Can Solve Crimes

  96. „ „ Life’s a Drag Crisis

  97. „ „ The Flight of a Golf Ball

  98. „ „ Factorial 52: A Stirling Problem

  99. „ „ Richardson’s Fantastic Forecast Factory

  100. „ „ The Analemmatic Sundial


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