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Title:
The math explorer : a journey through the beauty of mathematics
Author:
Weaver, Jefferson Hane.
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Publication Information:
Amherst, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
288 pages ; 23 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
pt. 1. The world of mathematics. The origins of mathematics -- What is mathematics? -- pt. 2. Mathematics and the imagination. Really big numbers -- Fractions -- pt. 3. Mathematics before Newton. Algebra for everyone -- Euclid's masterpiece -- Geometry and mathematical reasoning -- One, two, three, trigonometry -- Graphs and more graphs -- pt. 4. Mathematics for the people. Probability and games of chance -- Bringing order to the Garden of Eden : an introduction to statistics -- pt. 5. Melding mathematics and science. Copernicus, Kepler, and the rise of mathematics in science -- Descartes, Galileo, and the mathematical universe -- Isaac Newton and the search for universal laws.
ISBN:
9781591021377
Format :
Book

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