1. Expensive paint and jungle juice
The "square" and the "cube" of a number.
2. Bendy joists and hurricanes
High powers beyond the cube.
Applications which are not to do with areas, volumes or shapes.
3. Passwords and interest
Powers as high as you like.
Numbers of permutations.
4. The great kitchen telegraph
The binary system.
Raising a number to the power x.
Song. "The Power of one"
Performed by Katrina and the Captain Astounding quartet.
5. Powerful colours
Colour vision.
How many different possible colours there are.
6. The square root of all evil
When you know the answer but need to work out what the question must have been.
7. Strange powers
Raising a number to a power that isn't a whole number, like 2.5
What it means and why it's useful
8. What power do you need?
Logarithms.
When you know the question and the answer but need to work out what power.
Appendix 1
Summary and useful formulae.
Appendix 2
The supersophisticates' lounge (what isn't included).
