By John Barnes
In this interesting e-book, John Barnes takes us on a trip via facets of numbers a lot as he took us on a geometric trip in gemstones of Geometry. equally originating from a chain of lectures for grownup scholars at interpreting and Oxford collage, this ebook touches a number of fun and engaging subject matters relating to numbers and their makes use of either old and modern.
The writer informs and intrigues his viewers with either primary quantity themes resembling best numbers and cryptography, and topics of day-by-day wishes and pleasures comparable to counting one's resources, maintaining a tally of time, and having fun with track. Puzzles and workouts on the finish of every lecture supply extra suggestion, and diverse illustrations accompany the reader. in addition, a few appendices offers in-depth insights into assorted subject matters similar to Pascal's triangle, the Rubik dice, Mersenne's curious keyboards, etc. A topic operating via is the idea of what's our favorite number.
Written in an enticing and witty variety and requiring simply easy university mathematical wisdom, this ebook will entice either younger and mature readers excited about the curiosities of numbers.
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