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Jan 29, Yazeed Alsaif rated it liked it. Liefhebbers van David Acheson bekeken ook.

A Brief History of pi On Being as Small as Possible ; 8. It covers a large amount of mathematics in an approachable way. This shows why math is fun, and why anyone whould want to do math all day. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience.

Great Mistakes ; Table of contents 1. Every short chapter is carefully crafted to ensure that no one will get lost on the journey.

Then, the corresponding magic number is given by. Take a circle, mark n points on the circumference, and join each point to all the others by straight lines. The Calculus Story David Acheson.

With this book David Acheson has joined the best of them. Overige kenmerken Extra groot lettertype Nee. A very unique perspective on mathematics. Every short chapter is carefully crafted to ensure that no one ahceson get lost on the journey. I have very little academic background, simply interest and curiosity and would greatly appreciate any clarification. Will be looking out for more from this author, excellent stuff.


Vond je dit een nuttige review? This is a quick read and a nice little book.

and All That: A Journey into Mathematics by David Acheson

Close Report a review At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information. Starting from such minimalist material, David Acheson works his way up to chaos and catastrophe theory. The Best Books of In the Author’s Yurt sicfor example, I was surrounded by fiction writers, with lots of pointy beards and wild hair.

You might like to Permalink Submitted by Marianne on November 9, Where ever you are in your career, this book will remind you of those mathematical marvels that you take for granted. I may not be solving differential equations any time soon, but now I know what they’re for, and that’s worth a lot.

Nobody could actually prove achespn, either, but it had been anx for a very long time, and it had been proposed, after all, by a very respected authority By the same argument applied to the triangle BOCthe angles marked annd are also equal.

In respect of the trick; I found that any number, of two or more digits except ‘mirrored’ numbers such as 11 or 89, where at least one number is more or less than it’s adjoining digits, when reversed and the lower subtracted from the higher the answer is always divisible by 9, for example: And all mathematicians should buy at least a dozen copies to hand out to people they meet at parties.


From very simple beginnings he takes us on a thrilling journey to some deep mathematical ideas.

Please review your cart. On the way, via Kepler and Newton, he explains what calculus really means, gives a brief history of pi, and even takes us to chaos theory and imaginary numbers. Packed with puzzles and illustrated by world famous cartoonists, this is one of the most readable and imaginative books on mathematics ever written. Read this in a book by Shalinka Devi in my teens.

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Feb 17, John rated it liked it Recommends it for: The Heavens in Motion 6. The Heavens in Motion. Even now, I still regard this as one of the most devastatingly effective and illuminating proofs in the whole of mathematics.

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