Q.E.D.: Beauty in Mathematical Proof

Q.E.D.: Beauty in Mathematical Proof

by Burkard Polster
     
 

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Q.E.D. presents some of the most famous mathematical proofs in a charming book that will appeal to nonmathematicians and math experts alike. Grasp in an instant why Pythagoras's theorem must be correct. Follow the ancient Chinese proof of the volume formula for the frustrating frustum, and Archimedes' method for finding the volume of a sphere. Discover the secrets

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Q.E.D. presents some of the most famous mathematical proofs in a charming book that will appeal to nonmathematicians and math experts alike. Grasp in an instant why Pythagoras's theorem must be correct. Follow the ancient Chinese proof of the volume formula for the frustrating frustum, and Archimedes' method for finding the volume of a sphere. Discover the secrets of pi and why, contrary to popular belief, squaring the circle really is possible. Study the subtle art of mathematical domino tumbling, and find out how slicing cones helped save a city and put a man on the moon.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802714312
Publisher:
Walker & Company
Publication date:
05/01/2004
Series:
Wooden Books Series
Pages:
64
Sales rank:
604,439
Product dimensions:
6.15(w) x 6.89(h) x 0.43(d)

Meet the Author

Burkard Polster is a mathematician at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. His previous books include The Mathematics of Juggling and The Geometrical Picture Book.

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