A Smoother Pebble: Mathematical Explorations

Hardcover | October 20, 2003

byDonald C. Benson

not yet rated|write a review
This book takes a novel look at the topics of school mathematics--arithmetic, geometry, algebra, and calculus. In this stroll on the mathematical seashore we hope to find, quoting Newton, "...a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary..." This book assembles a collection ofmathematical pebbles that are important as well as beautiful.

Pricing and Purchase Info

$49.50

Ships within 1-3 weeks
Ships free on orders over $25

From the Publisher

This book takes a novel look at the topics of school mathematics--arithmetic, geometry, algebra, and calculus. In this stroll on the mathematical seashore we hope to find, quoting Newton, "...a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary..." This book assembles a collection ofmathematical pebbles that are important as well as bea...

Donald C. Benson is at University of California, Davis (Emeritus).

other books by Donald C. Benson

Format:HardcoverDimensions:280 pages, 6.18 × 9.29 × 0.98 inPublished:October 20, 2003Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0195144368

ISBN - 13:9780195144369

Look for similar items by category:

Customer Reviews of A Smoother Pebble: Mathematical Explorations

Reviews

Extra Content

Table of Contents

IntroductionI. BRIDGING THE GAP1. The Ancient Fractions2. Greek Gifts3. The Music of the RatiosII. THE SHAPE OF THINGS4. Tubeland5. The Calculating EyeIII. THE GREAT ART6. Algebra Rules7. The Root of the Problem8. Symmetry Without Fear9. The Magic MirrorIV. A SMOOTHER PEBBLE10. On the Shoulders of Giants11. Six-Minute Calculus12. Roller-Coaster ScienceGlossaryReferencesIndex

Editorial Reviews

"...an enlightening book and a pleasure to read."--Choice