By Paul J. Nahin

ISBN-10: 0691135401

ISBN-13: 9780691135403

What does quilting need to do with electrical circuit concept? the answer's only one of the interesting ways in which best-selling well known math author Paul Nahin illustrates the deep interaction of math and physics on the earth round us in his most modern booklet of not easy mathematical puzzles, *Mrs. Perkins's electrical Quilt*. together with his trademark mixture of exciting mathematical difficulties and the historic anecdotes surrounding them, Nahin invitations readers on a thrilling and informative exploration of a few of the various methods math and physics mix to create whatever significantly extra strong, invaluable, and engaging than both is via itself.

In a chain of short and principally self-contained chapters, Nahin discusses quite a lot of themes during which math and physics are jointly based and collectively illuminating, from Newtonian gravity and Newton's legislation of mechanics to ballistics, air drag, and electrical energy. The mathematical topics diversity from algebra, trigonometry, geometry, and calculus to differential equations, Fourier sequence, and theoretical and Monte Carlo likelihood. each one bankruptcy comprises problems--some 3 dozen in all--that problem readers to attempt their hand at employing what they've got discovered. simply as in his different books of mathematical puzzles, Nahin discusses the old history of every challenge, offers many examples, comprises MATLAB codes, and offers whole and designated recommendations on the end.

*Mrs. Perkins's electrical Quilt* will entice scholars drawn to new math and physics functions, academics searching for strange examples to exploit in class--and somebody who enjoys well known math books.

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