A Passion For Mathematics: Numbers, Puzzles, Madness, Religion, And The Quest For Reality

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""A Passion for Mathematics"" is an educational, entertaining trip through the curiosities of the math world, blending an eclectic mix of history, biography, philosophy, number theory, geometry, probability, huge numbers, and mind-bending problems into a delightfully compelling collection that is sure to please math buffs, students, and experienced mathematicians alike. In each chapter, Clifford Pickover provides factoids, anecdotes, definitions, quotations, and captivating challenges that range from fun, quirky puzzles to insanely difficult problems. Readers will encounter mad mathematicians, strange number sequences, obstinate numbers, curious constants, magic squares, fractal geese, monkeys typing Hamlet, infinity, and much, much more. ""A Passion for Mathematics"" will feed readers' fascination while giving them problem-solving skills a great workout!

Author : Clifford A Pickover
ISBN : 0471690988
Language : English
No of Pages : 394
Edition : 1
Publication Date : 7/1/2005
Format/Binding : Paperback
Book dimensions : 9.2x7.1x1
Book weight : 0.01

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