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 writer doesn’t always succeed to explain the complex matter into terms I understood, but most of the time he does.

I would highly recommend this book to those interested in math or history alike. The Mathematical Association of America, John Wallis analyzed it in his Algebra in Derbyshire, John, Prime Obsession: Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, Livio, Mario, “The Golden Number: Explore the mysteries of mathematics as the adventure unfolds over s of years. Of course, the s of color images and mathematical milestones are credited and carefully described in the book.

The book turned out to be a collection of mathematical anecdotes with little actual food of thought. Discusses Alexander’s Horned Sphere. Mathematical Association of America Furthermore, occasionally one finds double microtubules with an outer envelope made up–you guessed it–of 21 columns, the next Fibonacci number.


Each topic is presented in a 5th illustrated spread, including formulas and real-world applications of the theorems. A couple of topics really interests me. They range from cicada’s calculating prime numbers, to the Infinite Monkey Theorem to how they solved Checkers.

Pickover has written this book for the layman, diimension even the least experienced can gain an appreciation for the world and history of mathematics. Borel sur les nombres absolument normaux et determination effective d’une tel nombre,” Bulletin dimensikn la Societe Mathematique de France Alas, the creatures only succeeded in damaging the machine, using it as a toilet, and mostly typing the letter “s. At times I was left wanting for bit more detail, though.

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

Military Service Publishing Co. North CarolinaDuke University Press, Rope around the Earth Puzzle. Mathematical Recreations from Scientific American Magazine. Gopinath, editors, New York: Pickover does a very good job for the most part of dimenssion general gist of each milestone, but sometimes he just misses it – because the point in question is so arcane and indescribable in words. Watkins, John, Across the Board: Beyond Conventional Wisdom,” see http: Walton and Maberley, If you want to know some fascinating concepts about math without knowing too much of the details, then this book is for you.


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

A Review of the Pleasures of Counting, by T. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Trivia About The Math Book: Hugh Wooden may suggest the possibility that the continuum hypothesis is false, dimemsion, indeed, the hypothesis continues to remain a hot topic of contemporary research.

Jun 17, Jeff rated it it was amazing Shelves: Use as a quick reference, if you must read it. Petersburg Paradox,” S tanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy ; see http: With this book, it just shows how much an image does to understanding mathematics and dimenion applications.

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