How can you turn $1000 into $1 million? What is the best way to beat the lottery odds? When is the best time to take out a loan? How did one group of gamblers bet on hole-in-ones to win £500,000? How can maths help you set up a successful tech start-up? What about proving the Goldbach Conjecture for $1 million?
Million Dollar Maths is a fun but invaluable guide to the straightforward and outlandish mathematical strategies that can make you rich. Learn the techniques for growing your everyday finances, as well as the common mistakes to avoid. Discover the skills, both fair and foul, that offer an additional edge when investing and gambling. And discover why we often misunderstand probability and statistics - with troubling financial costs. From making the most of special offers to utilising the power of exponential growth in your investments; from the art of card counting, to inventing the next Google, Million Dollar Maths is the quintessential primer to the myriad ways maths and finance intersect.
About the Author
Hugh Barker is a non-fiction author and editor; as the latter he has edited several successful popular maths books, including A Slice of Pi. Hugh is a keen amateur mathematician, and was accepted to study maths at Cambridge University aged 16.
'Great fun. A clear, original and highly readable account of the curious relationship between mathematics and money.'
Professor Ian Stewart - author of Significant Figures
'A lively crash course in the mathematics of gambling, investing, and managing. Hugh Barker makes deep ideas fun and profitable.'
William Poundstone - author of How to Predict the Unpredictable