Professor Stewart's Incredible Numbers

Professor Stewart's Incredible Numbers

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Renowned mathematician Ian Stewart uses remarkable (and some unremarkable) numbers to introduce readers to the beauty of mathematics.
At its heart, mathematics is about numbers, our fundamental tools for understanding the world. In Professor Stewart's Incredible Numbers , Ian Stewart offers a delightful introduction to the numbers that surround us, from the common (Pi and 2) to the uncommon but no less consequential (1.059463 and 43,252,003,274,489,856,000). Along the way, Stewart takes us through prime numbers, cubic equations, the concept of zero, the possible positions on the Rubik's Cube, the role of numbers in human history, and beyond! An unfailingly genial guide, Stewart brings his characteristic wit and erudition to bear on these incredible numbers,offering an engaging primer on the principles and power of math.
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, 2015.
ISBN: 9780465042722
Branch Call Number: 510 Ste
Characteristics: ix, 341 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm
Alternative Title: Incredible numbers


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Sep 10, 2015

Very enjoyable and informative. The early chapters are a bit too simple, and some of the later ones are terse (or at least have some terse paragraphs) and need to be read slowly. Lots of images and diagrams to illustrate the concepts.

Ham625 Apr 22, 2015

Informative, interesting and mostly understandable.

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