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The Math Book: From Pythagoras to the 57th Dimension, 250 Milestones in the History Mathematics

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  • Publisher: Sterling
  • Pages: 528
  • Illustrations: 250 in full color
  • Dimensions: 7 1/2'' x 8 1/2''
  • Format: Paperback
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  • ISBN: 9781402757969

Description

Description

By Clifford A. Pickover

Maths 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.

528 pages, 250 illustrations. 7 1/2'' x 8 1/2''. Paper.

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