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The Resource L.A. math : romance, crime, and mathematics in the City of Angels, James D. Stein

L.A. math : romance, crime, and mathematics in the City of Angels, James D. Stein

Label
L.A. math : romance, crime, and mathematics in the City of Angels
Title
L.A. math
Title remainder
romance, crime, and mathematics in the City of Angels
Statement of responsibility
James D. Stein
Title variation
  • Los Angeles math
  • Romance, crime, and mathematics in the City of Angels
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Move over, Sherlock and Watson--the detective duo of Carmichael and Lennox shows how math smarts can crack even the most perplexing cases. In the entertaining short-story collection L.A. Math, freelance investigator Freddy Carmichael meets colorful personalities throughout Los Angeles and encounters mysterious circumstances from embezzlement and robbery to murder. In each story, Freddy's deductive instincts--and the trusty math skills of his sidekick, Pete Lennox--solve the crime. Featuring such glamorous locales as Beverly Hills, Brentwood, Malibu, and Santa Barbara, the fourteen short stories in L.A. Math take Freddy and Pete through various puzzles and challenges. In "A Change of Scene," Freddy has to figure out who is selling corporate secrets to a competitor--so he uses mathematical logic to uncover the culprit. In "The Winning Streak," conditional probability turns the tables on an unscrupulous bookie. And in "Message from a Corpse," the murderer of a wealthy widow is revealed through the rules of compound interest. It's everything you expect from the City of Angels--A-listers and wannabes, lovers and lawyers, heroes and villains. Readers will not only be entertained, but also gain practical mathematics knowledge, ranging from percentages and probability to set theory, statistics, and the mathematics of elections. For those who want to delve into mathematical subjects further, the book includes a supplementary section with more material. Filled with intriguing stories, L.A. Math is a treat for lovers of romance, crime, or mathematics"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
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1941-
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Stein, James D.
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3619.T45
LC item number
L3 2016
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Criminal investigation
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics
  • FICTION / Mystery & Detective / General
  • Los Angeles (Calif.)
Label
L.A. math : romance, crime, and mathematics in the City of Angels, James D. Stein
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
18688698
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvi, 240 pages
Isbn
9780691168289
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015018419
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(Sirsi) a1938569
Label
L.A. math : romance, crime, and mathematics in the City of Angels, James D. Stein
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
18688698
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvi, 240 pages
Isbn
9780691168289
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015018419
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(Sirsi) a1938569

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