Magnificent Mistakes in Mathematics

Magnificent Mistakes in Mathematics

Book - 2013
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Demonstrates how historical mistakes have had profound consequences, providing coverage of such events as the 1946 discovery of Shank's infamous pi miscalculation, the concept-violating method used to prove that every triangle is isosceles.
Publisher: Amherst, New York : Prometheus Books, 2013.
ISBN: 9781616147471
Branch Call Number: 510 POSAM
Characteristics: 296 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Lehmann, Ingmar

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Apr 09, 2015

This book is a collection of all of the "proofs" that show that 1+1=1, or that all triangles are equilateral, or other things like that. Very entertaining.

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