1089 and All That: A Journey into Mathematics

Front Cover
OUP Oxford, Oct 21, 2010 - Science - 184 pages
0 Reviews
David Acheson's extraordinary little book makes mathematics accessible to everyone. From very simple beginnings he takes us on a thrilling journey to some deep mathematical ideas. On the way, via Kepler and Newton, he explains what calculus really means, gives a brief history of pi, and even takes us to chaos theory and imaginary numbers. Every short chapter is carefully crafted to ensure that no one will get lost on the journey. Packed with puzzles and illustrated by world famous cartoonists, this is one of the most readable and imaginative books on mathematics ever written.

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Other editions - View all

Bibliographic information