and All That has ratings and 25 reviews. David Acheson’s extraordinary little book makes mathematics accessible to everyone. From very simple be. and All That by David Acheson, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. David Acheson and differential equations (“What is the Secret of All Life?”). The title of and All That is a take-off on a famous book on the history of.

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Subbu rated it liked it Oct 13, Looking for beautiful books? Packed with puzzles and illustrated by world famous cartoonists, this is one of the most readable and imaginative books on mathematics ever written.

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An entertaining overview of some ideas that make math fascinating, even for non-mathematicians. Arthur Mazer Shifting the Earth 60, I bought the book after reading the few chapters at the store.

Now, for the first few values of nnamely 2, 3, 4 and 5, the number of regions follows a very simple pattern: Overige kenmerken Extra groot lettertype Nee. Chaos and Catastrophe ; As it happens, I used to write detective stories when I was a young boy, so once had vague dreams of becoming a fiction writer myself. Great Mistakes ; It is assumed that no more than two lines intersect at any point inside the circle. Other editions – View all and All That: Oct 15, Harshit Jain rated it it was amazing Shelves: Packed with puzzles and illustrated by world famous cartoonists, this is one of the most readable and imaginative books on mathematics ever written.

Yet, some 1, years after the ellipse’s first appearance in this way, the German astronomer Kepler discovered that the planets move around the Sun in elliptical orbits, and – as if that were not coincidence enough – the Sun is always at 10899 of the focal points! There is something startling about seeing the beauty of a proof for a theorem for And then, inL. The ellipse, for instance, is a curve that was well known to Greek mathematicians, and it can be constructed by pulling a loop of string round two fixed points.


On the way, via Kepler and Newton, he explains what calculus really means, gives a brief history of pi, and even takes us to chaos theory and imaginary numbers.

Oxford University Press Amazon. A very unique perspective on mathematics. A Journey Into Mathematics and All that: Jaap Klouwen Denkwaar 12, De hoofdstukken zijn erg kort waardoor het boekje altijd en overal kan worden gelezen.

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A Brief History of pi But the angles of the triangle ACB add up to oso. Starting from such minimalist material, David Acheson works his way up to chaos and catastrophe theory. No trivia or quizzes yet.

Not a page passes without at least one intriguing insight The Trouble with Algebra. My enthusiasm ghat it knows no bounds. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

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Review quote Fasten your seatbelts! It was OK, but not up to my expectations. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. Attempting to generalise in wnd on the basis of one or two special cases is always a risky business, of course, and one of the most telling examples I know involves an apparently innocent little problem in geometry. All too often, the real truth is that they have never been allowed anywhere near it, and I believe that mathematicians like myself could do more, if we wanted, to bring some of the ideas and pleasures of our subject to a wide public.

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To ask other readers questions about and All Thatplease sign up. Truly inspiring, and thqt great read over a weekend. Close Report a review At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information.

Easy going, covers some interesting maths without getting too technical. The Calculus Story David Acheson.

Oct 25, Fangfei rated it liked davis. The book is such an easy and entertaining read my non-mathematical family members agree Every short chapter is carefully crafted to ensure that no one will get lost on the journey.

1089 and All That : A Journey into Mathematics

Since it looks like a large zero with a line through it, this threw me for moment. From very simple beginnings he takes us on a thrilling journey to some deep mathematical ideas. Please review your cart. While it is possible to prove this yhat, beyond all doubt, using the methods of calculus, I have yet to meet anyone who can explain this connection between circles and the odd numbers in truly simple terms. You submitted the following rating and review. But no, this one was far more than that.

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It explains the theory and mathematical purpose behind a lot of otherwise inscrutable things in a very accessible way. Suggestions for further reading. The papers are kept, I understand, in a box file called Sundry Ephemera.