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Brian rated it liked it Sep 10, Het is echter in een enkel geval mogelijk dat door omstandigheden de bezorging vertraagd is. But a little later he went on to conjecture that, in a similar way, it would be impossible for 3 fourth powers to add up to a fourth power, and, more generally, that it would be impossible for m -1 m th powers to add up to an m th power.

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Packed with puzzles and illustrated by world famous cartoonists, this is one of the most readable and imaginative books on mathematics ever written. At one point, in explaining some of achrson theory behind sine and cosine, he suddenly slipped the Greek letter theta into his example without explaining what it was.

The great mathematician Leonhard Euler. Also very helpful for math teachers, it shows nice real world problems that can be solved with not too much mathematics. I was trying to give a new twist to an old problem in dynamics, first studied by Daniel Bernoulli in It’s basically all the usual things from Pythagoras to chaos theory, minus some substance and plus a whole lot of genuinely useless illustrations.

Acheson touches upon an interesting collection of mathematical concepts, but never very deeply. Starting from such minimalist material, David Acheson works his way up to chaos and catastrophe theory.

Sullo stesso argomento, mi sentirei di consigliare http: Every short chapter is carefully c David Acheson’s extraordinary little book makes mathematics accessible to everyone. The title should be at least 4 characters long. Thank you in advance.

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Jammer is dat het boekje meteen is uitgelezen, voor mij mocht het wat dikker zijn. 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 Great for twelve-year-olds; not so great for people who pick up pop math more or less at random on the assumption people don’t put children’s books in the adults section.


Ebook This title is available as an ebook. Good, brief summary of a variety of areas of maths. In the end, though, it is not all that important whether mathematics might or might not explain a particular magic trick. Carroll The Alo of the Fittest 17, Where ever you are in your career, this book will remind you of those mathematical marvels that you take for granted.

My scientific papers on the subject have even been acquired by the archives of the Magic Circle in London, which would surely have astonished a certain achesin old boy in Professional mathematicians, of course, regard this ” trick” as mathematically lightweight and of relatively little consequence.

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Consequently, the outcomes vary according to number of digits. Very small, very short, packed with a ton of information. We’ll publish them on our site once we’ve reviewed them.

How to write a great review Do Say what you liked best and least Describe the author’s style Explain the rating you gave Don’t Use rude and profane language Include any personal information Mention spoilers or the book’s price Recap the plot. Witten Data Mining 52, Selected pages Title Page. But I have to tell you this: An entertaining overview of some ideas that make math fascinating, even for non-mathematicians.

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One day at school yhat 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. Now, for the first few values of nnamely 2, 3, 4 and 5, the number of regions follows a very simple pattern: Thanks for telling us about the problem.

And explaining this elliptical planetary motion in terms of a gravitational force on each planet towards the Sun was eventually to be the cornerstone of Newton’s most famous work, the Principia.

Overall, it’s great for starting to break down the mental barriers many of us have been busily building up since high school algebra.

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Permalink Submitted by Anonymous on November 5, 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. In respect of the trick; I found that any number, of two or more digits except ‘mirrored’ numbers such as xavid or 89, where at least one number is more or less apl it’s adjoining digits, when reversed and the lower subtracted from the higher the answer is always divisible by 9, for example: Reviews Schrijf een review.

David Acheson’s latest book ” and All That” Oxford University Press is an original attempt at bringing some of the ideas and pleasures of mathematics to a wide public, and is a Plus favourite.

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And then, inL. Truly inspiring, and a great read over a weekend. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Packed with puzzles and illustrated by world famous cartoonists, this is one of the most readable and imaginative books on mathematics ever written.

And one way of doing this might be to emphasise the element of surprise that often accompanies mathematics at its best. Dec 06, David rated it it was ok. Hardcoverpages. New Scientist How Numbers Work 13, 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. 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 one of the focal points!

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