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and All That – David Acheson – Oxford University Press

There is something startling about seeing the beauty of a proof for a theorem for Trivia About and All That It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. Toon meer Toon minder. 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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The only new bit is as it often is a bit of original research by the author involving pendula, briefly demonstrated here by the man himself, but not really addressed satisfactorily in the book itself. Packed with puzzles and illustrated by world famous cartoonists, this is one of the most readable and imaginative books on mathematics ever written. Good, brief summary of a variety of areas of maths.


Take a circle, mark n points on the circumference, and join each point daid all the others by straight lines. Easy going, covers some interesting maths without getting too technical. An earlier reviewer has advised everyone to ‘go out and buy a dozen copies’, and I heartily agree, and hope that our embattled schoolteachers and university lecturers!

He gives many popular maths lectures to the general public, acneson all ages, and these often end with a short demonstration of maths applied to the electric guitar.

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As soon as we started calling this gravity-defying experiment “Not Quite the Indian Rope Trick” we found that newspapers, radio and TV all began getting interested, and Tom and I have had a great deal of fun with this topic over the years. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book.

These points, H and I, are called focal points. In particular, if we take any circle, then is the ratio of circumference to diameter. What is the Secret of All Life? We’ll publish them on our site once we’ve reviewed them.

Carroll The Making of the Fittest 17, Clawson Mathematical Sorcery 86, The Heavens in Motion. There are few mathematicians who succeed in writing popular accounts of their craft without being superficial or condescending. One day at school we were told that if AB is a diameter of a circle, and C is any point on the circumference, then the angle ACB is a right angle.


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Read this in a book by Shalinka Devi in my teens. Overall, it’s great for starting to break down the mental barriers many of us have been busily building up since high school algebra.

Jul 12, Sean rated it really liked it. How to write a great review. The Calculus Story David Acheson. Would you like us to take another look at this review? Great Mistakes ; It is assumed that no more than two lines intersect at any point inside the circle. De hoofdstukken zijn erg kort waardoor het boekje altijd en overal kan worden gelezen.

The Best Books of It’s very readable, not least on account of its extreme shortness fewer than very small, mostly illustrated pages.

R Parkin found a counter-example, four fifth powers that add up to a fifth power:. The Heavens in Motion ; 6. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Anyone who is baffled by mathematics should buy it.

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