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The Little Book of Mathematical Principles, Theories, & Things

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The Little Book of Mathematical Principles, Theories, & Things, explains over 120 laws, principles, equations, paradoxes and theorems that are the foundation of modern mathematics. Making serious math simple, it explains Fibonacci numbers, Zeno’s paradoxes and Euclid’s Elements, as well as those essentials such as chaos theory, game theory and, of course, the game of life.

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Overview

The Little Book of Mathematical Principles, Theories, & Things, explains over 120 laws, principles, equations, paradoxes and theorems that are the foundation of modern mathematics. Making serious math simple, it explains Fibonacci numbers, Zeno’s paradoxes and Euclid’s Elements, as well as those essentials such as chaos theory, game theory and, of course, the game of life.

This little book simplifies the ancient discipline of mathematics, and provides fascinating answers to intriguing questions, including:

  • When did people first use numbers?
  • What is the Greatest Pyramid – and where can it be found?
  • What is a perfect number?
  • How many grains of sand would fill the universe?
  • Is there a theory for stacking oranges?
  • This book is arranged in chronological order and is excellent either for dipping into or for reading from cover to cover for a thorough and engaging understanding of mathematics.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781435104891
  • Publisher: Metro Books
  • Publication date: 11/24/2008
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 6.80 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert Solomon has written over 30 books, including several textbooks. He has conducted research into Mathematical Logic and Set Theory and has taught at schools and universities in the United Kingdom and Africa.
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  • Posted March 27, 2013

    I accidentally stumbled on this book in the store. At first glan

    I accidentally stumbled on this book in the store. At first glance I thought it would be a great book to teach my young son about some of the mathematical principles, but this book is so much more. The book has theories, functions, principles, but more so, it has historical origin of some of those solutions and how they were derived. I thought it was an amazing piece of literature to have in the household, but then realized it is even more. My daughter's boyfriend is a math guru. He read and reads very advanced mathematical books and when I presented him  with his own copy of this little gem, he found it to be a great addition to his library of books on the topic. Overall, I highly recommend it to anyone at any level. It is a must have.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2009

    Enlighten yourself

    This book offers an excellent introduction and description of many important mathematical principles prevalent in our whole universe. Though many of the principles, theories, and things that it shows can be complex and difficult to understand, it presents to the reader many of the important applications of mathematics that many people take for granted or ignore. Read this book if you want to be self-aware of the universe made of numbers.

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