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Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. Samenvatting David Acheson’s extraordinary little book makes mathematics accessible to everyone.

Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of I did find there were some parts that need re-reading to get a full understanding of the point being made. One of my all time favourite maths books, fantastic.

By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. But a little later he went on to conjecture that, in a similar way, it would be impossible for 3 fourth powers to add up to a fourth power, and, more generally, that it would be impossible for m -1 m th powers to add up to an m th power.

Acheson touches upon an interesting collection of mathematical concepts, but never very deeply.

New Scientist How Numbers Work 13, Nobody could actually prove it, either, but it had been around for a very long time, and it had been proposed, after all, by a very respected authority Even now, I still regard this as one of the most devastatingly effective and illuminating proofs in the whole of mathematics. He gives many popular maths lectures to the general public, of all ages, and these often end with a short demonstration of maths applied to the electric guitar.


An entertaining overview of some ideas that make math fascinating, even for non-mathematicians. Table of contents 1. The great mathematician Leonhard Euler.

1089 and All That

Every short chapter is carefully c David Acheson’s extraordinary little book makes mathematics accessible to everyone. On the way, via Kepler and Newton, he explains what calculus really means, gives a brief history of pi, and even takes us to chaos theory and imaginary numbers. Jaap Klouwen Denkwaar 12, Every short chapter is carefully crafted to ensure that no one will get lost on the journey. My library Help Advanced Book Search.

Contents and All That. I would check your maths again.

Thank you in advance. Yet I suppose the greatest mathematical surprise I’ve ever an came one rainy November afternoon inwhen I found myself proving a strange new theorem.

1089 and All That: A Journey into Mathematics

I bet that’s what you did And all mathematicians should buy at least a dozen alp to hand out to people they snd at parties. Aug 24, Sam Bledsoe rated it really liked it. I think I liked it, It’s small, concise and straight to the point. Attempting to generalise in mathematics on the basis of one or two special cases is always a risky business, of course, and one of the most telling examples I know involves an apparently innocent little problem in geometry.


The book is such an easy and entertaining read my non-mathematical family members agree Ratings and Reviews 0 0 star ratings 0 reviews. How to write a great review Do Say what you liked best and least Describe the author’s style Explain the rating you gave Don’t Use rude thta profane language Include any personal information Mention spoilers or the book’s price Recap the plot. Consequently, the outcomes vary according to number of digits.

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By David Acheson I’ve just had a great time at the Edinburgh International Book Festival, even though it was a rather strange experience for a mathematician. There is something startling about seeing the beauty of a proof for a theorem for Biomedical Fluid Dynamics Troy Shinbrot. There are conditions where it fails to work but isn’t one of them.

IB Physics Study Guide: From Calculus qnd Chaos David Acheson.