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and All That has ratings and 25 reviews. David Acheson’s extraordinary little book makes mathematics accessible to everyone. From very simple be. and All That by David Acheson, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. David Acheson and differential equations (“What is the Secret of All Life?”). The title of and All That is a take-off on a famous book on the history of.

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Want to Read saving…. Take a circle, mark n points on the circumference, and join each point to all the others by straight lines.

Clawson Mathematical Sorcery 86, Jul 27, Audrey rated it liked it Shelves: How to write a great review Do Say what you a,l best and least Describe the author’s style Explain the rating you gave Don’t Use rude and profane language Include any personal information Mention spoilers or the book’s price Recap the plot. The Trouble with Algebra.

Many know 91 is 3 cubed plus 4 cubed; it is also 6 cubed plus -5 cubed. De hoofdstukken zijn erg kort waardoor het boekje altijd en overal kan worden gelezen. Yet I suppose the greatest mathematical surprise I’ve ever had came one rainy November afternoon inwhen I found myself proving a strange new theorem. No trivia or quizzes yet. Table of contents 1.

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Fukimara or similar described the numbers that reappear if their digits are summed, that number reversed and those added. Ebook This title is available as an ebook. Imagine the surprise, then, in the midth century, when Leibniz discovered the following extraordinary connection between and the odd numbers:. It treated subjects briefly but in depth and breadth, linked them together, didn’t make assumptions Every short chapter is carefully c David Acheson’s extraordinary little book makes mathematics accessible to everyone.

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Can someone show me how this was solved. One day at school we were told that if AB is a diameter of a circle, and C is any point on the circumference, then the angle ACB is a right angle.

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But no, this one was far more than that. Books by David Acheson. Arthur Mazer Eavid the Earth 60, Chaos and Catastrophe ; With this book David Acheson has joined the best of them. But then again, his book is meant more as a mathematical primer and as something to whet one’s mathematical appetite. He had considered a hanging chain of several linked pendulums, all suspended from one another, and discovered various different modes of oscillation.

and All That: A Journey into Mathematics by David Acheson

The ellipse, for instance, is a curve that was well known to Greek mathematicians, and it can be constructed by pulling a loop of string round two fixed points. Since it looks like a large zero with a line through it, this threw me for moment.


You can read this item using any of the following Kobo apps and devices: The photograph below shows an upside-down 50 cm triple pendulum, with the pivot vibrating through 2cm or so at about 40 cycles per second, and the chain of pendulums is seen wobbling back towards the upward vertical after a fairly severe initial disturbance.

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Although I already know most of what this book says, it is a very nice introduction to mathematics for a complete beginner. Excellent book on math magic Enjoyed the explanation of secrets of applied mathematics with simplicity and humor. The only new bit is as it often is a bit of original research by the author involving pendula, briefly demonstrated here by the man himself, but not really addressed satisfactorily in the book itself.

How to write a great review. Overall, it’s great for starting to break down the mental barriers many of us have been busily building up since high school algebra. New Scientist How Numbers Work 13,