The Mathematics Lover's Companion

The Mathematics Lover's Companion

Masterpieces for Everyone

Book - 2017
Rate this:
In bite-sized chapters that require only high school algebra, [Edward Scheinerman] invites recreational mathematicians and neophytes alike to try their hands at solving mathematical puzzles and provides an engaging and friendly tour of numbers, shapes, and uncertainty. The result is an unforgettable introduction to the fundamentals and pleasures of thinking mathematically. -- From book jacket.
Publisher: ©2017
New Haven :, Yale University Press,, [2017]
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780300223002
Characteristics: xx, 274 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Part I. Number : 1. Prime numbers ; 2. Binary ; 3. 0.999999999999... ; 4. [Square root of]2 ; 5. i ; 6. [Pi] ; 7. e ; 8. [Infinity] ; 9. Fibonacci numbers ; 10. Factorial! ; 11. Benford's law ; 12. Algorithm ;
Part II. Shape: 13. Triangles ; 14. Pythagoras and Fermat ; 15. Circles ; 16. The platonic solids ; 17. Fractals ; 18. Hyperbolic geometry
Part III. Uncertainty: 19. Nontransitive dice ; 20. Medical probability ; 21. Chaos ; 22. Social choice and Arrow's theorem ; 23. Newcomb's paradox.
Summary: In bite-sized chapters that require only high school algebra, [Edward Scheinerman] invites recreational mathematicians and neophytes alike to try their hands at solving mathematical puzzles and provides an engaging and friendly tour of numbers, shapes, and uncertainty. The result is an unforgettable introduction to the fundamentals and pleasures of thinking mathematically. -- From book jacket.

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.

Age

Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at CML

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top