Discover how you can guard a priceless painting in the Louvre, pilot a space shuttle back to Earth, and survive other ridiculous-yet-possible scenarios using the all-encompassing power of mathematical equations.
Whether you paid much attention in math class or not, the inescapable truth is that real life is full of equations. You use differentiation when driving from point A to B and apply basic geometry when you’re crossing the road between traffic, even if you don’t realize it. But what if you were plummeting to your death inside a plane with no engine and you needed to know what size parachute to make from your cabinmate’s sari in order to jump and survive? How Pi Can Save Your Life tackles some frankly ridiculous scenarios with essential, bullet-proof equations that you’ll probably never apply in real life. But before you get into the life-saving mathematics, this book will start you off with the essential math that will be the key to taking on the wild scenarios later on in this book.
How Pi Can Save Your Life: Using Math to Survive Plane Crashes, Zombie Attacks, Alien Encounters, and Other Improbable Real-World Situations by Chris Waring
English | 2021 | Humor & Entertainment | 5.6 MB