1089 and All That: A Journey into Mathematics

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This books aims to make mathematics accessible to non-experts and the lay reader. Providing an entertaining overview of the subject, the text includes several fascinating mathematical conundrums. The author's writing ability is second to none and Acheson provides a clear, unpatronising explanation of mathematics. The book contains several cartoons, sketches and photos making it entertaining and compulsive reading.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199590025
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 12/9/2010
  • Pages: 184
  • Sales rank: 975,772
  • Product dimensions: 4.70 (w) x 6.80 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Professor David Acheson is Emeritus Fellow at Jesus College, Oxford. As well as 1089 and All That, his other previously published titles include Elementary Fluid Dynamics (OUP, 1990) and From Calculus to Chaos: An Introduction to Dynamics (OUP, 1997).

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Table of Contents

1. 1089 and All That
2. "In Love with Geometrie"
3. But ... that's Absurd ...
4. The Trouble with Algebra
5. The Heavens in Motion
6. All Change!
7. On Being as Small as Possible
8. "Are We Nearly There?"
9. A Brief History of pi
10. Good Vibrations
11. Great Mistakes
12. What is the Secret of All Life?
13. e=2.718 ...
14. Chaos and Catastrophe
15. Not Quite the Indian Rope Trick
16. Real or Imaginary?

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