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Anne Rooney

The Story of Mathematics: From Creating the Pyramids to Exploring Infinity

 
 
Author
Anne Rooney.
Publisher Arcturus  
Format paperback
Product Dimensions 8.9 x 6.4 x 0.6 inches
ISBN 9781841939407
Pages/Publication Date 208/2015
Daedalus Item Code 52671
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Weaving strands from every age and culture into an engaging and abundantly illustrated narrative, Anne Rooney here considers how mathematics has been our primary tool for finding order in the apparent chaos of the universe. She looks at the development of counting and numbers systems, the emergence of zero, cultures that don't have numbers, algebra, solid geometry, symmetry and beauty, perspective, riddles and problems, calculus, mathematical logic, friction force and displacement, subatomic particles, and the expansion of the universe. She also profiles great mathematical thinkers from Euclid, Brahmagupta, Liu Hui, and Omar Khayyam to Pascal, Leibniz, Babbage, and Russell.
 
 
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