The Square Root of 2: A Dialogue Concerning a Number and a Sequence / Edition 1

The Square Root of 2: A Dialogue Concerning a Number and a Sequence / Edition 1

by David Flannery
ISBN-10:
144191899X
ISBN-13:
9781441918994
Pub. Date:
09/30/2010
Publisher:
Springer New York

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Overview

The Square Root of 2: A Dialogue Concerning a Number and a Sequence / Edition 1

An elegantly dramatized and illustrated dialog on the square root of two and the whole concept of irrational numbers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781441918994
Publisher: Springer New York
Publication date: 09/30/2010
Edition description: Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2006
Pages: 260
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

1 Getting to the Root of the Mystery; 2 Irrationality and its Consequences; 3 The Power of a Little Algebra; 4 Witchcraft; 5 Odds and Ends

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