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Author Bellos, Alex, 1969-

Title Here's looking at Euclid : a surprising excursion through the astonishing world of math / Alex Bellos.

Imprint New York : Free Press, 2010.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  513 B417h 2010    ---  Available
Edition 1st Free Press hardcover ed.
Description xi, 319 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 293-294) and index.
Summary Whether writing about how algebra solved Swedish traffic problems, visiting the Mental Calculation World Cup to disclose the secrets of lightning calculation, or exploring the links between pineapples and beautiful teeth, Bellos guides his readers into the world of mathematics while uncovering fascinating stories of mathematical achievement--from the breakthroughs of Euclid, the greatest mathematician of all time, to the creations of today's Zen master of origami.
Contents A head for numbers -- The counter culture -- Behold! -- Something about nothing -- Life of pi -- The x-factor -- Playtime -- Secrets of succession -- Gold finger -- chance is a fine thing -- Situation normal -- The end of the line.
Subject Number concept.
Numbers, Rational -- Social aspects.
ISBN 9781416588252 (hc)

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