By Sam Parc, Dara O Briain
Sit back: nobody knows technical arithmetic with out long education yet all of us have an intuitive seize of the guidelines in the back of the symbols. To have fun the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of the Institute of arithmetic and its purposes (IMA), this booklet is designed to show off the wonderful thing about arithmetic - together with pictures encouraged by means of mathematical difficulties - including its unreasonable effectiveness and applicability, with out frying your mind.
The publication is a suite of fifty unique essays contributed through a wide selection of authors. It comprises articles through the very best expositors of the topic (du Sautoy, Singh and Stewart for instance) including wonderful biographical items and articles of relevance to our daily lives (such as Spiegelhalter on chance and Elwes on clinical imaging). the subjects coated are intentionally diversified and contain ideas from basic numerology to the very leading edge of arithmetic examine. every one article is designed to be learn in a single sitting and to be available to a basic viewers.
There can be different content material. There are 50 pictorial 'visions of arithmetic' which have been provided according to an open demand contributions from IMA individuals, Plus readers and the global arithmetic group. you are going to additionally discover a sequence of "proofs" of Phythagoras's Theorem - mathematical, literary and comedy - after this, you are going to by no means contemplate Pythagoras an identical manner back.
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50 Visions of Mathematics by Sam Parc, Dara O Briain