1089 and All That: A Journey into Mathematics by David Acheson

1089 and All That: A Journey into Mathematics

byDavid Acheson

Paperback | November 1, 2010

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Pure mathematical gold, David Acheson's enthralling and insightful volume is brimful of nuggets that will make mathematics accessible to everyone. From deceptively simple beginnings, the thrilling journey takes the reader all the way through to some deep mathematical ideas, via Kepler andNewton, explaining what calculus really means, and even giving a brief history of pi. Every short page is carefully crafted to ensure no one will be lost along the way and the final destination is possibly the most beautiful and surprising mathematical statement in history. Packed with puzzles andillustrated with the help of world famous cartoonists, before the reader even notices they'll know more about chaos theory and imaginary numbers than they ever expected.

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Professor David Acheson is Emeritus Fellow at Jesus College, Oxford. As well as 1089 and All That, his other previously published titles include Elementary Fluid Dynamics (OUP, 1990) and From Calculus to Chaos: An Introduction to Dynamics (OUP, 1997).

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Title:1089 and All That: A Journey into MathematicsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:184 pagesPublished:November 1, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0199590028

ISBN - 13:9780199590025

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Table of Contents

1. 1089 and All That2. "In Love with Geometrie"3. But ... that's Absurd ...4. The Trouble with Algebra5. The Heavens in Motion6. All Change!7. On Being as Small as Possible8. "Are We Nearly There?"9. A Brief History of pi10. Good Vibrations11. Great Mistakes12. What is the Secret of All Life?13. e=2.718 ...14. Chaos and Catastrophe15. Not Quite the Indian Rope Trick16. Real or Imaginary?

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