The math book : from Pythagoras to the 57th dimension, 250 milestones in the history of mathematics
|Format:||Print Book 2009|
|Availability:||Available at 5 Libraries 5 of 5 copies|
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.
|Publisher|| New York, NY :Sterling,2009
527 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 518-525) and index.