maths in space
Way out in space, maths plays a COSMIC role. It’s a world of spheres and symmetry, and the way the Moon looks from Earth is all down to angles. A total solar eclipse is due to an extraordinary numerical coincidence: the Sun is about 400 times larger than the Moon, but 400 times farther away... Find out why comets shrink, galaxies form spirals, and if there’s a mathematical answer to alien life out there...
• Maths brought to life through attractive, everyday examples, stunning scientific discoveries, and art and sporting activities.
• Superb photographs show exactly the points being explained.
• Clear text presented in neat nuggets with fascinating details.
• Source books to tie in with schoolwork.
• Designed to engage the most reluctant reader.
Spheres; symmetry; eclipse; crystals; spirals; asteroids; axis; radius; circumference; angle; Bode’s Law