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FREE DOWNLOAD Æ A Mathematical Nature Walk è [PDF / Epub] ☉ A Mathematical Nature Walk By John A Adam – Dcmdirect.co.uk How heavy is that cloud Why can you see farther in rain than in fog Why are the droplets on that spider web spaced apart so evenly If you have ever asked uestions like these while outdoors and wondere How heaHow heavy is that cloud Why can you see farther in rain than in fog Why are the droplets on that spider web spaced apart so evenly If you have ever asked uestions like these while outdoors and wondered how you might figure out the answers this is a book for you A Mathematical eBook #8608 An entertaining and informative collection of fascinating puzzles from the natural world around us A Mathematical Nature Walk will delight anyone who loves nature or math or bot. The book is filled with little examples of what we see and do during our day; then shows how to calculate the magnitudes of what is going on Pick it up look up your subjectinterest read and within 5 minutes see how math explains another event

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Side Many of the problems are illustrated with photos and drawings and the book also has answers a glossary of terms and a list of some of the patterns found in nature About a uarter of the uestions can be answered with arithmetic and many of the rest reuire only precalculus But regardless of math background readers will learn from the informal descriptions of the problems and gain a new appreciation of the beauty of nature and the mathematics that lies behind i. Brought as a present

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A Mathematical Nature WalkH John Adam presents ninety six uestions about many common natural phenomena and a few uncommon ones and then shows how to answer them using mostly basic mathematics Can you weigh a pumpkin just by carefully looking at it Why can you see farther in rain than in fog What causes the variations in the colors of butterfly wings bird feathers and oil slicks And why are large haystacks prone to spontaneous combustion These are just a few of the uestions you'll find in. An enjoyable discussion of applying math to everyday phenomena presented in a clear uestionanswer format I particularly enjoyed relating shadows of tree's leaves to their height and estimating the size of the earth from observations that at first sight seem unrelated The book uses trigonometry extensively and occasionally calculus so the book could supplement classes in those subjectsMissing from the book is using dimensional analysis for 'back of the envelope' estimates before developing the mathematical model Most annoying is the continual switch among metric and English units including some implicit in numerical constants This makes it difficult to identify relationships directly from the euations Much clearer would have been to stick to a consistent set to develop the models especially metric which simplifies estimation And then perhaps mention the English unit value parenthetically after the final answer If you are interested in estimation and dimensional analysis the author's earlier book Guesstimation Solving the World's Problems on the Back of a Cocktail Napkin is better and doesn't reuire as much math background