Figuring It Out

Figuring It Out
Author : Nuno Crato
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages : 227
Release : 2010-10-19
ISBN 10 : 3642048331
ISBN 13 : 9783642048333
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Figuring It Out Book Description:

This is a book of mathematical stories — funny and puzzling mathematical stories. They tell of villains who try to steal secrets, heroes who encode their messages, and mathematicians who spend years on end searching for the best way to pile oranges. There are also stories about highway confusions occurring when the rules of Cartesian geometry are ignored, small-change errors due to ignorance of ancient paradoxes, and mistakes in calendars arising from poor numerical approximations. This book is about the power and beauty of mathematics. It shows mathematics in action, explained in a way that everybody can understand. It is a book for enticing youngsters and inspiring teachers. Nuno Crato is a leading science writer and mathematician, whose entertaining essays have won a number of international awards.

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