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A Wealth of Numbers : an Anthology of 500 Years of Popular Mathematics Writing

Author: Benjamin Wardhaugh
Publisher: Princeton, NJ, USA : Princeton University Press, [2012]
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An anthology that gathers together nearly one hundred selections from the past 500 years of popular math writing. Ranging from the late fifteenth to the late twentieth century, and drawing from  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: A wealth of numbers [Texte imprimé] : an anthology of 500 years of popular mathematics writing / [edited by] Benjamin Wardhaugh.
Princeton : Princeton University Press, cop. 2012
1 vol. (xv-370 p.)
978-0-691-14775-8
(ABES)16365039X
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Benjamin Wardhaugh
ISBN: 9781400841981 1400841984
OCLC Number: 869921226
Notes: Titre provenant de la page de titre du document numérisé.
Numérisation de l'édition de Princeton, NJ, USA : Princeton University Press, 2012.
La pagination de l'édition imprimée correspondante est de 388 p.
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Contents: FrontMatter, pg. iContents, pg. vPreface, pg. xiii1. "Sports and Pastimes, Done by Number": Mathematical Tricks, Mathematical Games, pg. 12. "Much Necessary for All States of Men": From Arithmetic to Algebra, pg. 323. "A Goodly Struggle": Problems, Puzzles, and Challenges, pg. 624. "Drawyng, Measuring and Proporcion": Geometry and Trigonometry, pg. 845. Maps, Monsters, and Riddles: The Worlds of Mathematical Popularization, pg. 1086. "To Ease and Expedite the Work": Mathematical Instruments and How to Use Them, pg. 1527. "How Fine a Mind": Mathematicians Past, pg. 1768. "By Plain and Practical Rules": Mathematics at Work, pg. 2169. "The Speedier Expedition of Their Learning": Thoughts on Teaching and Learning Mathematics, pg. 24510. "So Fundamentally Useful a Science": Reflections on Mathematics and Its Place in the World, pg. 29011. The Mathematicians Who Never Were: Fiction and Humor, pg. 326Index, pg. 367
Responsibility: Benjamin Wardhaugh.

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