By Sam Parc, Dara O Briain
Chill out: not anyone is aware technical arithmetic with out long education yet all of us have an intuitive seize of the tips at the back of the symbols. To have a good time the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of the Institute of arithmetic and its purposes (IMA), this booklet is designed to exhibit the great thing about arithmetic - together with pictures encouraged by means of mathematical difficulties - including its unreasonable effectiveness and applicability, with out frying your mind.
The e-book is a set of fifty unique essays contributed through a wide selection of authors. It comprises articles via the very best expositors of the topic (du Sautoy, Singh and Stewart for instance) including enjoyable biographical items and articles of relevance to our daily lives (such as Spiegelhalter on threat and Elwes on clinical imaging). the themes coated are intentionally various and contain innovations from easy numerology to the very innovative of arithmetic learn. each one article is designed to be learn in a single sitting and to be available to a basic viewers.
There is usually different content material. There are 50 pictorial 'visions of arithmetic' that have been provided in line with an open demand contributions from IMA contributors, Plus readers and the global arithmetic neighborhood. you will additionally discover a sequence of "proofs" of Phythagoras's Theorem - mathematical, literary and comedy - after this, you will by no means contemplate Pythagoras an identical approach back.
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