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A new look at maths without the Boring Bits…
How many trillions are there in a googol? Which fractions are
vulgar? What famous mathematician refused to eat beans? And which
one never travelled without his pet spider in an ivory box?
Teacher and numbers expert Liz Strachan takes readers beyond the
classroom, combining anecdotes, proofs and party tricks to reveal
the foundations of algebra, geometry and trigonometry in a clear
and entertaining style.
From the Difference Engine to magic squares and from the Fibonacci
rabbits to Fermat's Last Theorem, this fascinating tour of the
weird world of numbers - imaginary, real or infinite - will appeal
to anyone with an enquiring mind.
14 cm x 18 cm 162 page hardcover.