The Math Book From Pythagoras to the 57th Dimension, 250 Milestones in the History of Mathematics, by Pickover, Clifford A.
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- ISBN: 9781402788291 | 1402788290
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 2/7/2012
Math's infinite mysteries and beauty unfold in this follow-up to the best-selling "The Science Book." Beginning millions of years ago with ancient "ant odometers" and moving through time to our modern-day quest for new dimensions, it covers 250 milestones in mathematical history. Among the numerous delights readers will learn about as they dip into this inviting anthology: cicada-generated prime numbers, magic squares from centuries ago, the discovery of pi and calculus, and the butterfly effect. Each topic gets a lavishly illustrated spread with stunning color art, along with formulas and concepts, fascinating facts about scientists' lives, and real-world applications of the theorems.