Math’s infinite mysteries unfold in this paperback edition of the bestsellingTheMath Book. Beginning millions of years ago with ancient “ant. The Math Book: From Pythagoras to the 57th Dimension, Milestones in the History of Mathematics: Clifford A. Pickover: Books. Download Citation on ResearchGate | On Jan 1, , Clifford A. Pickover and others published The Math Book: From Pythagoras to the 57th Dimension,

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The target audiences for these books must be very selective, but I think 75th have a strategy that enables them to sell more of them than they would by the subject and writing itself. Newton ‘s Method Morley’s Trisector Theorem At times I was left wanting for bit more detail, though.

Brian Greene would have found a way to explain it. I thought that was lazy. I was a math major so I like math. Klarreich, Erica, “Math Lab: Perhaps future editions of the book will include mathematical marvels such as: North CarolinaDuke University Press, Beran, Michael, “Long-term retention of the differential values of Arabic numerals by chimpanzees Pan 577th ,” Animal Cognition7 2: University of Illinois Press, I would love to see a similar book up-to-date ABC Conjecture now proven!

It seems thf publishers read up on their Venn diagrams among other things!

The Math Book: From Pythagoras to the 57th Dimension, Milestones in the History of Mathematics

If I have overlooked an interesting or pivotal moment in mathematics that you feel has never been fully appreciated, please let me know about it. I would highly recommend this book to those interested in math or history alike.

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Cauchys Le Calcul Infinitesimal. Mathematical Association of America, Touchstone; reissue edition, Pickover seems to lean toward the discovery side of this argument, which in no way lessens the way he goes from a desert ant that has some method of “counting” its steps which begs the question of how an 557th could possibly keep track of thousands of stepsto Tegmarks Mathematical Universe Hypothesis, that the universe is not just a structure described by mathematics, it is mathematics.


yo The Math Book is basically a sweeping history of mathematics told through key milestones. The Syllogism”; see http: John Wallis New York: Open Court Publishing, After I read the book, I had so many lively conversations with my family!

The ABC Conjecture Jun 25, Sean rated it really liked it Shelves: Addresses the use of the Mobius function in quantum field theory. Tower of Hanoi Open Preview See a Problem? According to Tegmark, although other mathematicians and philosophers have considered the notion of a pythagorqs basis of the universe, this is a relatively new concept as a formal hypothesis that can be falsifiable and tested.

The Math Book: From Pythagoras to the 57th Dimension, 250 Milestones in the History of Mathematics

Today, he holds over 70 U. Mathematics8 3: Pickover is a prolific inventor with over 50 patents, is the associate editor for several journals, and puzzle contributor to magazines geared to children and adults. In the past one hundred years the field of mathematics has completely exploded and a great portion of this book deals with properties found in more modern times, which I think is great because most history books I’ve read don’t put it into the perspective of what’s going on in the field now.


Brouwer Fixed-Point Theorem B C Euclids Elements.

Clay and Sons, That about says sit all. He is an associate editor for several journals, a puzzle contributor to magazines, and the author of over articles on various subjects. Its short entries provide a veritable history of mathematics by focusing on its greatest theorems and the geniuses who discovered them.

My favorite combination of the Rubik’s Cube and Menger Sponge, far too difficult for any human to solve, is the “Menger Rubik’s Cube,” pictured at right, by Petter Duvander. Johnson, Matrix Analysis Cambridge: Making the Invisible Visible New York: Trivia About The Math Book: The first woman in Europe to obtain a doctorate in mathematics and only the third female full professor. After 1 year, 1 week and a lot of toilet visits it is finally finished.

Huddart, William, Unpathed Waters: Patent 4, February 21, Toomer Princeton, New Jersey: I would highly recommend this to any math enthusiast regardless of background.

Penguin, ; New York: Cambridge University Press Making a New Science New York: Law of Vrom Numbers The illustrations alone are worth the book’s price. Dec 27, Eric Hamilton rated it it was ok.

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