Mathematics and the Imagination

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Courier Dover Publications, 2001 - Mathematics - 380 pages
11 Reviews
Anyone who gambles, plays cards, loves puzzles, or simply seeks an intellectual challenge will love this amusing and thought-provoking book. With wit and clarity, the authors deftly progress from simple arithmetic to calculus and non-Euclidean geometry. "Charming and exciting." Saturday Review of Literature. Includes 169 figures.
  

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User Review  - Krollo - Goodreads

I only read an excerpt of this, but it was a great excerpt (New Names for Old). It was an interesting (if slightly dumbed down) take on the difference between mathematical language and colloquial langauge, as well as what we can do to make sure we don't get in a muddle. Read full review

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User Review  - Nivasilyev - Goodreads

wholly readable, inspirational, and enjoyable. The 4th dimension is explained in an easy to enjoy way. This book can be read at leisure in a few days as it has little information to verify or explore. The author encourages you to continue reading mathematics. Read full review

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Contents

New Names for Old
3
II Beyond the Googol
27
𝜋ie PIE Transcendental and Imaginary
65
Assorted GeometriesPlane and Fancy
112
Pastimes of Past and Present Times
156
Paradox Lost and Paradox Regained
193
Chance and Chanceability
223
RubberSheet Geometry
265
Change and ChangeabilityThe Calculus
299
Mathematics and the Imagination
357
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About the author (2001)

James Newman is Senior Lecturer in Media Communications and Cultural Studies at Bath Spa University. Previous books include "Videogames "(2004) and "Teaching Videogames" (2006). Iain Simons is a Writer & Curator and Founding Director of GameCity Festival. He is currently writing a book about the birth of the UK games industry and his new book," GameLives," will be published in 2007 by Laurence King Publishing.

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