By Sam Parc, Dara O Briain

Sit back: nobody is familiar with technical arithmetic with out long education yet all of us have an intuitive snatch of the tips at the back of the symbols. To have fun the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of the Institute of arithmetic and its functions (IMA), this e-book is designed to show off the wonderful thing about arithmetic - together with pictures encouraged through mathematical difficulties - including its unreasonable effectiveness and applicability, with out frying your mind.

The booklet is a set of fifty unique essays contributed by way of a wide selection of authors. It includes articles by way of the very best expositors of the topic (du Sautoy, Singh and Stewart for instance) including unique biographical items and articles of relevance to our daily lives (such as Spiegelhalter on hazard and Elwes on clinical imaging). the themes coated are intentionally varied and contain options from easy numerology to the very innovative of arithmetic learn. every one article is designed to be learn in a single sitting and to be obtainable to a basic viewers.

There is additionally different content material. There are 50 pictorial 'visions of arithmetic' which have been provided based on an open demand contributions from IMA participants, Plus readers and the global arithmetic group. you are going to additionally discover a sequence of "proofs" of Phythagoras's Theorem - mathematical, literary and comedy - after this, you will by no means think about Pythagoras an identical method back.

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Simple or complex, these models will be governed by the answers to a few key questions: How long does an infection last? How quickly does it spread? How does it get from person to person? Good data – from surveys, from surveillance, and from ﬁeld epidemiology – are needed to answer these questions. FURTHER READING [1] William Kermack and Anderson McKendrick (1927). Contribution to the mathematical theory of epidemics – I. Proceedings of the Royal Society A, vol. 115, pp. 700–721. [2] Ellen Brooks-Pollock and Ken Eames (2011).