Math’s infinite mysteries unfold in this paperback edition of the bestsellingTheMath Book. Beginning millions of years ago with ancient “ant. The Math Book: From Pythagoras to the 57th Dimension, Milestones in the History of Mathematics: Clifford A. Pickover: Books. Download Citation on ResearchGate | On Jan 1, , Clifford A. Pickover and others published The Math Book: From Pythagoras to the 57th Dimension,

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A first version was published in and another in Other editions – View all The Math Book: I find that most people don’t understand what mathematics is. Gauss River Edge, New Jersey: InI have communicated the problem to Richard Guy, at that time editor to the section about open problems of journal The American Mathematical Monthly.

His sections on Fermat and Gauss were some most intriguing, but the entire book makes for a fast-paced read despite being a seemingly dry topic.

For a math geek like myself, who loves the subject, but has not really studied it to be aware of everything that has happened or happening on the field, the book was an excellent read. Yale University Press, He gives the reader not just the facts but also the significance that each plays in our world today, and uses each one to build on the last.


The Math Book: From Pythagoras to the 57th Dimension, 250 Milestones in the History of Mathematics

The author had a tendency to involve religion more than I would have thought to be strictly necessary. Open Court Publishing, Each is illustrated with a full-page mathematical drawing or rendering, a reproduction of tto historical document, or a portrait of the subject.

It is possible that Lisi’s tbe speculative theory, or similar theories, are complementary to string theory rather than an alternative to string theory. Mar 16, Cosmic Jae rated it really liked it.

The Math Book: From Pythagoras to the 57th Dimension, Milestones in the History of Mathematics

Sossinsky, Alexi, Knots CambridgeMassachusetts A Review of the Pleasures of Counting, by T. Statistical Mechanics and its Applications Key Curriculum Press, The illustrations alone are worth the book’s price. Other books in the series. You do not have to have a scientific background to like this book, you only have to be interested in science.

The Gifford Lectures T York: In the s, Hungarian mathematician Laszlo Fejes-Toth, showed that the most efficient stacking arrangement of spheres could be determined by examining a finite cluster of spheres. Between Arithmetic and Algebra New York: Jack editor The Essential Turing: Sometimes this is a picture of the person who discovered the hhe, but a lot of times it is an illustration of a mathematical object, which I think people will appreciate rather than just reading a mathematical narrative trying dimensuon describe an abstract object.


This is not so much the kind of book that you read cover to cover but more the sort of book you want to have lying around wherever you work or relax if you’re a math geek as picking it up and flipping it open presents you with a short article on one little bit of the landscape of the magnificent multi-peaked mountain of knowledge called mathematics.

This article and the pytjagoras on Emmy Noether a female mathematical genius of even higher stature than Kovalevskaya almost made me cry at my desk at the library.

This pyyhagoras a detailed patent on the Gray Code and its application to electron beam coders. Pickover, a bona fide polymath who has written more than 40 books, elegantly sums up each mathematical feat Alas, the creatures only succeeded in damaging the machine, using it as a toilet, and mostly typing the letter “s.


Franklin Magic Square A Spiral Story,” Mathematics Magazine 75 3: Mathematicians are like archeologists.

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