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A Passion for Mathematics: Numbers, Puzzles, Madness, Religion, and the Quest for Reality
     

A Passion for Mathematics: Numbers, Puzzles, Madness, Religion, and the Quest for Reality

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by Clifford A. Pickover
 

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"A Passion for Mathematics" is an educational, entertaining trip through the curiosities of the math world, blending an eclectic mix of history, biography, philosophy, number theory, geometry, probability, huge numbers, and mind-bending problems into a delightfully compelling collection that is sure to please math buffs, students, and experienced

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"A Passion for Mathematics" is an educational, entertaining trip through the curiosities of the math world, blending an eclectic mix of history, biography, philosophy, number theory, geometry, probability, huge numbers, and mind-bending problems into a delightfully compelling collection that is sure to please math buffs, students, and experienced mathematicians alike. In each chapter, Clifford Pickover provides factoids, anecdotes, definitions, quotations, and captivating challenges that range from fun, quirky puzzles to insanely difficult problems. Readers will encounter mad mathematicians, strange number sequences, obstinate numbers, curious constants, magic squares, fractal geese, monkeys typing Hamlet, infinity, and much, much more. "A Passion for Mathematics" will feed readers' fascination while giving them problem-solving skills a great workout!

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"There is really only good advise: Read it!" ("Zentralblatt MATH", 1112-7)

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ISBN-13:
9780471690986
Publisher:
Turner Publishing Company
Publication date:
07/01/2005
Pages:
394
Product dimensions:
7.24(w) x 9.02(h) x 1.01(d)

Meet the Author

CLIFFORD A. PICKOVER received his Ph.D. from Yale University and is a prolific author of books and articles, including Calculus and Pizza: A Cookbook for the Hungry Mind; Black Holes: A Traveler's Guide; and Keys to Infinity, all from Wiley. His Web site, Pickover.com, has received millions of visits.

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