A Passion for Mathematics

A Passion for Mathematics

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A Passion for Mathematics is an educational, entertaining trip through the curiosities of the math world, blending an eclectic mix of history, biography, philosophy, number theory, geometry, probability, huge numbers, and mind-bending problems into a delightfully compelling collection that is sure to please math buffs, students, and experienced mathematicians alike. In each chapter, Clifford Pickover provides factoids, anecdotes, definitions, quotations, and captivating challenges that range from fun, quirky puzzles to insanely difficult problems. Readers will encounter mad mathematicians, strange number sequences, obstinate numbers, curious constants, magic squares, fractal geese, monkeys typing Hamlet, infinity, and much, much more. A Passion for Mathematics will feed readersa€™ fascination while giving them problem-solving skills a great workout!Does the vast world of math problems that humans have solveda€”and the ones we have yet to begin to comprehenda€”give you goose bumps? If so, this is the book for you.

Title:A Passion for Mathematics
Author:Clifford A. Pickover
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons - 2011-02-25


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