The Math Book

The Math Book

From Pythagoras to the 57th Dimension, 250 Milestones in the History of Mathematics

Book - 2009
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Math's infinite mysteries and beauty unfold in this follow-up to the best-selling The Science 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 as they dip into this inviting anthology: 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 color art, along with formulas and concepts, fascinating facts about scientists' lives, and real-world applications of the theorems.

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Publisher: New York ; London : Sterling Publishing, c2009.
ISBN: 9781402757969
1402757964
Branch Call Number: 510.9 P597
Characteristics: 527 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.

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Mar 10, 2016

Stunning pictures attend each entry in this summing-up type of history of highlights in the development of mathematics. There are also professional papers, websites, and books for further reading at the end of the book.

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