ISBN 9788122204155,Little Book of Maths Theorems, Theories and Things

Little Book of Maths Theorems, Theories and Things


Orient Publishing



Orient Publishing

Publication Year 2010

ISBN 9788122204155

ISBN-10 8122204155


Number of Pages 168 Pages
Language (English)

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Somebody came up to Ralph P Boas, Jr. (1912-92), a distinguished American mathematician, after a talk he had given, and said,'You make mathematics seem like fun.' Boas was inspired to reply: 'If it isn't fun, why do it?' Mathematics is indeed fun as this little book testifies. This book presents a unique collection of mathematical ideas, theories, theorems, conjectures, rules, facts, equations, formulas, paradoxes, fallacies and puzzles with short, simple and witty explanation that require no background in mathematics. It is peppered with anecdotes, quotes, limericks and poems showing the quirky and amusing side of mathematics and of people who have added, in the words of Roger Bacon (1214-92), 'things to this world which cannot be made known without knowledge of mathematics'. Get ready for a fascinating walk through mathematics. LOOK INSIDE THE BOOK (Kindly allow few seconds for the pages to load)