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3.1416 and all that

Author: Philip J Davis; William G Chinn
Publisher: Boston : Birkhäuser, ©1985.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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We are led to say that mathematics does not consist of formulas, it consists of ideas. What is paradoxical about the state- ment is that symbols and formulas dominate the mathematical page, and so  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Popular works
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Philip J Davis; William G Chinn
ISBN: 0817633049 9780817633042 3764333049 9783764333041
OCLC Number: 11677206
Description: ix, 188 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: 1. The Problem That Saved a Man's Life.- 2. The Code of the Primes.- 3. Pompeiu's Magic Seven.- 4. What Is an Abstraction?.- 5. Postulates-The Bylaws of Mathematics.- 6. The Logical Lie Detector.- 7. Number.- 8. The Philadelphia Story.- 9. Poinsot's Points and Lines.- 10. Chaos and Polygons.- 11. Numbers, Point and Counterpoint.- 12. The Mathematical Beauty Contest.- 13. The House That Geometry Built.- 14. Explorers of the Nth Dimension.- 15. The Band-Aid Principle.- 16. The Spider and the Fly.- 17. A Walk in the Neighborhood.- 18. Division in the Cellar.- 19. The Art of Squeezing.- 20. The Business of Inequalities.- 21. The Abacus and the Slipstick.- 22. Of Maps and Mathematics.- 23. "Mr. Milton, Mr. Bradley-Meet Andrey Andreyevich Markov".- 24. 3.1416 and All That.- Ancient and Honorable Society of Pi Watchers: 1984 Report.
Responsibility: Philip J. Davis, William G. Chinn.

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