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The Math Book By Clifford A. Pickover

The Math Book by Clifford A. Pickover

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Summary

Covers 250 milestones in mathematical history, from the magic squares from centuries ago to the discovery of pi. This book helps readers learn about: cicada-generated prime numbers, magic squares from centuries ago, the discovery of pi and calculus and the butterfly effect.

The Math Book Summary

The Math Book: From Pythagoras to the 57th Dimension, 250 Milestones in the History of Mathematics by Clifford A. Pickover

This is an accessible, fascinating book that unravels the mysteries and beauty of mathematics. It covers 250 milestones in mathematical history, from the magic squares from centuries ago to the discovery of pi. Each topic is lavishly illustrated and includes formulas and concepts, facts about scientists' lives and real-world applications of the theorem. Mathematics' infinite mysteries and beauty unfold in this fascinating book. Beginning millions of years ago with ancient 'ant odometers' and moving through time to our modern-day quest for new dimensions, it covers 250 milestones in mathematical history. Among the numerous delights readers will learn about in this inviting anthology include: cicada-generated prime numbers, magic squares from centuries ago, the discovery of pi and calculus and the butterfly effect. Each topic gets a lavishly illustrated spread with stunning colour art, along with formulas and concepts, fascinating facts about scientists' lives and real-world applications of the theorems.

About Clifford A. Pickover

Clifford A. Pickover received his PhD from Yale in Biophysics and Biochemistry and has written more than 40 books and over 200 articles. Currently, he is a writer, editor for a scientific journal and serves on the editorial board for Odyssey, Leonardo and YLEM. His research has received considerable media attention.

Additional information

GOR004574038
9781402757969
1402757964
The Math Book: From Pythagoras to the 57th Dimension, 250 Milestones in the History of Mathematics by Clifford A. Pickover
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Sterling Publishing Co Inc
2009-11-05
528
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This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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