Beyond numeracy: ruminations of a numbers man

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 1991 - Mathematics - 285 pages
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From the author of the national bestseller Innumeracy, a delightful exploration of the beauty and fascination of mathematics. Entries range from algebra, coincidence, game theory, non-Euclidean geometry, calculus, and probability theory to such new areas of mathematics as chaos, fractals, recursion, and complexity in this accessible work. 47 drawings.election.

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User Review  - Sarah - Goodreads

There is a part of me somewhere deep (deep) inside that enjoys mathematical thinking. Trying to ferret it out. Read full review

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User Review  - Tom - Goodreads

The small, bite-size artciles are insightful, clear and an example of what popularizing mathematics should be like; Fun to read as it was to write. I use selected chapters in my community college lectures. Read full review

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Contents

A Mathematical Accent
3
Analytic Geometry
10
Areas and Volumes
18
Copyright

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About the author (1991)

John Allen Paulos is a professor of mathematics at Temple University. His books include the bestseller "Innumeracy: Mathematical" "Illiteracy and Its Consequences "(H&W, 1988), "A Mathematician Plays the Stock Market," and "A Mathematician Reads the Newspapers,

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