By Sam Parc, Dara O Briain
Sit back: not anyone is aware technical arithmetic with no long education yet all of us have an intuitive clutch of the information in the back of the symbols. To have fun the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of the Institute of arithmetic and its purposes (IMA), this ebook is designed to show off the great thing about arithmetic - together with photographs encouraged by way of mathematical difficulties - including its unreasonable effectiveness and applicability, with no frying your mind.
The ebook is a set of fifty unique essays contributed through a large choice of authors. It comprises articles through the very best expositors of the topic (du Sautoy, Singh and Stewart for instance) including unique biographical items and articles of relevance to our daily lives (such as Spiegelhalter on possibility and Elwes on scientific imaging). the themes lined are intentionally different and contain innovations from easy numerology to the very innovative of arithmetic study. every one article is designed to be learn in a single sitting and to be obtainable to a common viewers.
There can be different content material. There are 50 pictorial 'visions of arithmetic' which have been provided according to an open demand contributions from IMA participants, Plus readers and the global arithmetic group. you will additionally discover a sequence of "proofs" of Phythagoras's Theorem - mathematical, literary and comedy - after this, you will by no means examine Pythagoras an identical means back.
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