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The math book : from Pythagoras to the 57th dimension, 250 milestones in the history of mathematics

by Pickover, Clifford A.

Format: Print Book 2009
Availability: Available at 5 Libraries 5 of 5 copies
Available (5)
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Non-fiction QA21.P53 2009
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  Second Floor - Non-fiction
 
Call Number  QA21.P53 2009
 
 
Dormont Public Library Non-Fiction 510.9 P58
Location  Dormont Public Library
 
Collection  Non-Fiction
 
Call Number  510.9 P58
 
 
Northland Public Library Nonfiction 510.9 P58
Location  Northland Public Library
 
Collection  Nonfiction
 
Call Number  510.9 P58
 
 
Penn Hills Library Non-Fiction 510.9 PIC
Location  Penn Hills Library
 
Collection  Non-Fiction
 
Call Number  510.9 PIC
 
 
Upper St. Clair Township Library Non-fiction 510.9 PIC
Location  Upper St. Clair Township Library
 
Collection  Non-fiction
 
Call Number  510.9 PIC
 
 
Summary
Math's infinite mysteries and beauty unfold in this follow-up to the best-selling The Science Book . Beginning millions of years ago with ancient "ant odometers" and moving through time to our modern-day quest for new dimensions, it covers 250 milestones in mathematical history. Among the numerous delights readers will learn about as they dip into this inviting anthology: cicada-generated prime numbers, magic squares from centuries ago, the discovery of pi and calculus, and the butterfly effect. Each topic gets a lavishly illustrated spread with stunning color art, along with formulas and concepts, fascinating facts about scientists' lives, and real-world applications of the theorems.

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Additional Information
Subjects Mathematics -- History.
Publisher New York, NY :Sterling,2009
Language English
Description 527 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 518-525) and index.
ISBN 9781402757969 :
1402757964
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