Introduction. The language of mathematics. Addition. Subtraction. Multiplication. Division. Primes, factors and multiples. Negative numbers and the number line. Decimals. Fractions. Arithmetic with fractions. Powers. The power of 10. Roots and logs. Percentages and proportions. Algebra. Equations. Angles. Triangles. Circles. Area and volume. Polygons and solids. Pythagoras' theorem. Trigonometry. Coordinates. Graphs. Statistics. Probability. Charts. Answers to quizzes. Index.
Dr Richard Elwes is a writer, teacher and researcher in Mathematics and a Visiting Fellow at the University of Leeds. He contributes to New Scientist and Plus Magazine and publishes research on model theory. He is the author of Mathematics 1001 published by Quercus.
'Elwes takes the key concepts, perfectly illustrates them with practical examples and easy-to-follow explanations, tests us with quizzes, and applies the principles to everyday situations. The effect is strangely liberating, and you might soon find yourself acquiring a love of logarithms and a respect for reflex quadrilaterals' Good Book Guide. * Good Book Guide *