You are a Mathematician

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Penguin, 1995 - Mathematical recreations - 424 pages
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Anyone familiar with numbers, circles, straight lines and squares can become a mathematician. ‘All you have to do,’ claims David Wells, ‘is to learn to look at these objects with some insight and imagination, maybe do a few experiments, and be able to draw reasonable conclusions…’This entertaining and informative introduction to mathematics begins with the secrets of triangles and the dazzling patterns formed by even the simplest numbers. It examines polyhedral cheeses, reverse Koch snowflakes and Rabbi Moses’ box, takes readers on ‘a journey from the Greek mathematicians to quantum theory’ and concludes with a challenging adventure game.

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You are a mathematician: a wise and witty introduction to the joy of numbers

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If you have ever wondered what makes mathematics so fascinating to a mathematician, this may be the book for you. Wells, a British teacher and author of several books of problems and popular ... Read full review

About the author (1995)

David Wells has written extensively on problems and popular mathematics, and many of his titles are available in Penguin. He is involved in education through writing and research, and lives in the United Kingdom.

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