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作       者:Rosen, Raphael

出  版  社:Adams Media

出版时间:2015-03-05

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Pack your sleeping bag, grab your calculator, and celebrate geekdom with this humorous and empowering middle grade novel by the acclaimed author of Standing for Socks. Nerd Camp, here we come!Ten-year-old Gabe has just been accepted to the Summer Center for Gifted Enrichment. That means he’ll be spending six weeks at sleepaway camp, writing poetry and perfecting logic proofs. S.C.G.E. has been a summer home to some legendary middle-school smarty-pants (and future Jeopardy! contestants), but it has a reputation for being, well, a Nerd Camp. S.C.G.E = Smart Camp for Geeks and Eggheads.     But is Gabe really a geek? He’s never thought about it much—but that was before he met Zack, his hip, LA-cool, soon-to-be stepbrother. Gabe worries that Zack will see him only as a nerd, until a wild summer at camp—complete with a midnight canoe ride to “Dead Man’s Island”—helps Gabe realize that he and Zack have the foundations for a real friendship.     This clever, fun read from Elissa Brent Weissman is full of great minor characters (like a bunkmate who solves math problems in his sleep) and silly subplots (like the geekiest lice outbreak ever). Adjust your head-gear, pack your camp bag, and get ready to geek out!
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Title Page

Dedication

Introduction

Part 1: Shapes

1. The Beauty of Romanesco Broccoli

2. Measuring the Length of a Coastline: Not as Easy as It Sounds

3. Bubbles Are Fun and Efficient

4. Is There Math Behind Jackson Pollock’s Paintings?

5. The Koch Snowflake

6. Are You Living in the Fourth Dimension?

7. Building a Better Conveyor Belt

8. The Mathematical Connection Between Your Shoelaces and Your DNA

9. What the Subway Map Leaves Out

10. Origami

11. There’s Math Behind Your Tangled Cords

12. Why Bicycle Gears Are Different Sizes

13. Myth Busted: Raindrops Aren’t Shaped Like Teardrops

14. Why Are Traffic Signs Different Shapes?

15. Why Is the Pentagon Building Shaped Like That?

16. Triangles

17. Why Are Manhole Covers Round?

18. Lego Sets

19. Let’s Go Fly a . . . Quadrilateral

20. What Do Herpes and Table Salt Have in Common?

21. Why Do Golf Balls Have Dimples?

22. Gauss and Pizza

23. Geodesic Domes

24. A Fictional Math Book? Yes.

25. A Soccer Ball Is More Than Just a Ball

26. Rubik’s Cube: A Toy, or a Mathematical Wonder?

27. Paper Sizes

28. Different Ways to Depict Earth on a Map

29. Packing M&M’s

30. Tangrams

31. The Velvet Rope as a Mathematical Entity

32. How Do Suspension Bridges Hold Cars?

Part 2: Behavior

33. Why Do Buses Arrive in Bunches?

34. Stop Losing Money at the Casino

35. How Does a Movie Win an Oscar?

36. Staying Dry in the Rain

37. The Most Efficient Checkout Line

38. How to Study for the Turing Test

39. What Is a Sextant?

40. Splitting Up Rent

41. Cutting a Cake Fairly

42. Delivering Packages Efficiently

43. How Do Algorithms Affect Your Internet Experience?

44. Explaining the Monty Hall Problem

45. The Math Behind Juggling

46. Nash Equilibrium

47. The Math Behind a Flock of Starlings

48. Putting a Pile in Order

49. Math Gets Its Day in Court

50. What Does a 40% Chance of Rain Really Mean?

51. Math-Based Test-Taking Strategies

52. Your Immune System Can Do Math?!

53. How Google Translate Works

54. Don’t Tailgate

55. Brazil Nut Effect

56. Myth Busted: More Roads Don’t Mean Less Traffic

57. How Many Times Can You Fold a Sheet of Paper?

58. Yes, There Is a Better Way to Board an Airplane

Part 3: Patterns

59. Tessellations

60. There Are 177,147 Ways to Tie a Necktie

61. Little-Known Connections Between Music and Math

62. The Game of Go

63. Chessboard and Wheat

64. The Tower of Hanoi

65. Pigeonhole Principle

66. Mazes

67. How Many Clues Do You Need to Solve a

68. Mathematical Patterns in Van Gogh’s Work

69. Why It’s a Mathematical Feat for You to Walk Across a Room

70. Information Theory

71. Your Social Media Jealousy Has Mathematical Roots

72. How an Audio Recording Becomes a Digital Music File

73. How Many Colors Do You Need to Make a Map?

74. Math Helps Create Your Kids’ Favorite Movies

75. Candy Crush Saga

76. Did You Inhale Caesar’s Last Breath?

77. How Do Computers Work?

78. The Math Behind Birthday Buddies

79. Bell Choirs and Math

80. Bayesian Statistics

81. Baseball and ERA

82. Bacterial Division

83. Astrolabes

84. Angle of Repose

Part 4: Special Numbers

85. What’s All the Fuss about Pi?

86. Primes

87. Internet Security

88. The Wonder and Frustration of Infinity

89. Fibonacci Numbers in Nature

90. Dewey Decimal System

91. Random Numbers: Are They Really Random?

92. Powers of Ten

93. Metric System

94. Attoseconds

95. Golden Ratio in Art and Architecture

96. The Golden Ratio in Your DNA

97. Using a Kid’s Toy to Make Epitrochoid Curves

98. The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence Is Rooted in Math

99. Do Cicadas Use Math to Protect Their Species?

100. Base 2

Acknowledgments

About The Author

Copyright

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