An Illustrated Guide to Mathematics From Creating the Pyramids to Exploring Infinity

An Illustrated Guide to Mathematics From Creating the Pyramids to Exploring Infinity

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People have always sought order in the apparent chaos of the universe. Mathematics has been our most valuable tool in that search, uncovering the patterns and rules which govern our world and beyond. This book traces humankind's greatest achievements, plotting a journey through the mathematical intellects of the last 4,000 years to where we stand today.

Topics include:
• The Ancient Egyptians and geometry
• The movement of the planets
• Algebra, solid geometry, and the trigonometric tables
• The first computers
• How statistics came to rule out finances
• Impossible shapes and extra dimensions
• Measuring and mapping the world
• Chaos theory and fuzzy logic
• Set theory and the death of numbers

Beautifully illustrated throughout
Info

ISBN: 9781839400315

Published Date: January 1, 2008

Publisher: Arcturus Publishing Limited

Language: English

Page Count: 208

Size: 11.37" l x 9.26" w x 1.03" h

Category

Mathematics