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Mathematics in 10 lessons : the grand tour

Author: Jerry P King
Publisher: Amherst, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, 2009.
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This books introduces mathematics in a far more enlightened manner. Ten essential lessons for the general reader with little knowledge of the subject provide lucid explanations to make it more palatable for the wary mind. The uninitiated will even begin to enjoy the unravelling of a topic that previously held them in dread. It is eloquently written and clearly presented to inspire the reader to go on to learn more.  Read more...
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King, Jerry P.
Mathematics in 10 lessons.
Amherst, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, 2009
(OCoLC)720462984
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jerry P King
ISBN: 9781591026860 1591026865
OCLC Number: 223918991
Description: 394 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Truth and beauty --
One, two, three ..., infinity --
Beyond counting --
Number theory --
Numbers real and imaginary --
Number machines --
Probability --
Calculus --
Patterns and paradox --
Summing up.
Other Titles: Mathematics in ten lessons
Responsibility: Jerry P. King.

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This books introduces mathematics in a far more enlightened manner. Ten essential lessons for the general reader with little knowledge of the subject provide lucid explanations to make it more palatable for the wary mind. The uninitiated will even begin to enjoy the unravelling of a topic that previously held them in dread. It is eloquently written and clearly presented to inspire the reader to go on to learn more. It will help to instil a true appreciation of maths as both an art and a science.

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