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Author Banks, Robert, 1922-.

Title Towing icebergs, falling dominoes, and other adventures in applied mathematics / Robert B. Banks.

Imprint Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, c1998.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    510 BAN    Available
Description xi, 328 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [321]-326) and index.
Contents Units and dimensions and mach numbers -- Alligator eggs and federal debt -- Controlling growth and perceiving spread -- Little things falling from the sky -- Big things falling from the sky -- Towing and melting enormous icebergs : part I -- Towing and melting enormous icebergs : part II -- A better way to score the Olympics -- How to calculate the economic energy of a nation -- How to start football games, and other probably good ideas -- Gigantic numbers and extreme exponents -- Ups and downs of professional football -- A tower, a bridge, and a beautiful arch -- Jumping ropes and wind turbines -- The crisis of the deficit : Gompertz to the rescue -- How to reduce the population with differential equations -- Shot puts, basketballs, and water fountains -- Balls and strikes and home runs -- Hooks and slices and holes in one -- Happy landings in the snow -- Water waves and falling dominoes -- Something shocking about highway traffic -- How tall will I grow? -- How fast can runners run?
Subject Mathematics -- Popular works.
ISBN 0691059489 : $30.00

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