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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After I read the book, I had so many lively conversations with my family! His Life and Work Dublin: In particular, the researchers placed a computer in a monkey enclosure to monitor the literary output of several primates. Pickover No preview available – Finally, it is a book that is just fun to read, the math is not deep, but it is lively and entertaining.

On the other hand, even problem statement in topology involves a lot of opaque language about abstruse concepts. The first thing I did when I picked up this book was look up Kovalevskaya in the index.

One page essays on mathematical things arranged chronologically. In his book The Emperor’s New Mindhe says that fractals for example, intricate patterns such as the Julia set or Mandelbrot set are out there waiting to be found: Cambridge University Press,pp. pythzgoras

Pickover does a very good job for the most part of the general gist of each milestone, but sometimes he just misses it – because the point in question is so arcane and indescribable in words. Khipus and Cultural Life in a Peruvian Village.


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

Titan of Science WashingtonDC: Their History and Solution New York: The result is a visually attractive encyclopedia that is easy to follow. Small children and the inebriated will be amazed.

Wells, David, “Are these the most beautiful? Pig Game Strategy Specifically, he showed that a proof could be completed after analyzing only 50 spheres.

From the Birth of Numbers New York: This book blew my mind. Making the Invisible Visible New York: The author had a tendency to involve religion more than I would have dimenskon to be strictly necessary.

This article and the article on Emmy Noether a female mathematical genius of even higher stature The first thing I did when I picked up this book was look up Kovalevskaya in the index. Aug 14, Lthmath rated it really liked it.

Devlin Keith, “Devlin’s Angle: Gopinath, editors, New York: This provides an excellent description of Mobius’s barycentric calculus. There are so many unique facts and stories collected in this work that it demands to be re-read. Notable formulas and mathematical concepts are accompanied by fascinating facts about mathematicians’ lives and real-world, practical applications of theorems.

Lost in Hyperspace Read a couple of pages at a time and them do some research on your own for the most interesting aspect you discovered check the “Notes and Further Reading” at the end and so on.


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

It’s more encyclopedic, if anything. Use as a quick reference, if you must read it. In any case, this strategy puts an arcane pthagoras text into a coffee table book – and broadens the audience from solely math geeks, to those who want to show off their intelligence and interests via book bling.

Pickover is author of more books than there are decimal places in pi. Dauben, Joseph Warren, Georg Cantor: For a math geek like myself, who loves the subject, but has not really studied it to be aware of everything that has happened or happening on the field, the book was an excellent read.

Prime This is not so much the kind of book that you read cover to cover but more the sort of book pytuagoras want to have lying around wherever you work or relax if you’re a math geek as picking it up and flipping it open presents you with a short article on one little bit of the landscape of the magnificent multi-peaked mountain of knowledge called mathematics.

Tower of Hanoi General Motors Corporation, DetroitMichigan Hofstadter, Douglas”Metamagical Themas: A Spiral Story,” Mathematics Magazine 75 3: