Anyone familiar with numbers, circles, straight lines and squares can become a mathematician. ‘All you have to do,’ claims David Wells, ‘is to learn to look at these objects with some insight and imagination, maybe do a few experiments, and be able to draw reasonable conclusions…’
This entertaining and informative introduction to mathematics begins with the secrets of triangles and the dazzling patterns formed by even the simplest numbers. It examines polyhedral cheeses, reverse Koch snowflakes and Rabbi Moses’ box, takes readers on ‘a journey from the Greek mathematicians to quantum theory’ and concludes with a challenging adventure game.
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David Wells has written extensively on problems and popular mathematics, and many of his titles are available in Penguin. He is involved in education through writing and research, and lives in the United Kingdom.
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Descrizione libro Penguin Books Ltd, 1995. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P11014017480X
Descrizione libro Penguin Books Ltd 1995-10-26, 1995. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. 014017480X We guarantee all of our items - customer service and satisfaction are our top priorities. Please allow 4 - 14 business days for Standard shipping, within the US. Codice libro della libreria TM-014017480X