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Challenging, accessible mathematical adventures involving prime numbers, number patterns, irrationals and iterations, calculating prodigies, and more. No special training is needed, just high school mathematics and an inquisitive mind. "A splendidly written, well selected and presented collection. I recommend the book unreservedly to all readers." — Martin Gardner.
1 The beginnings
2 Number patterns
3 Prime numbers as building blocks
4 Congruence arithmetic
5 Irrationals and iterations
6 Diophantine equations
7 Number curios
8 Prime numbers as leftover scrap
9 Calculating prodigies and prodigious calculations
10 Continued fractions
11 Fibonacci numbers
Posted February 20, 2003
This is definitely a really great book. It has all kinds of interesting points in it. It has things I would have never thought of before. This is a book that really makes you think. I love math.
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