The Mathematical Universe: An Alphabetical Journey Through the Great Proofs, Problems, and Personalities

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Wiley, Feb 18, 1997 - Mathematics - 320 pages
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"Dunham writes for nonspecialists, and they will enjoy his piquant anecdotes and amusing asides -- Booklist

"Artfully, Dunham conducts a tour of the mathematical universe. . . he believes these ideas to be accessible to the audience he wants to reach, and he writes so that they are." -- Nature

"If you want to encourage anyone's interest in math, get them The Mathematical Universe."
* New Scientist

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Like John Allen Paulos's Beyond Numeracy (LJ 4/1/91), this is an A-to-Z collection of mathematical essays. The advantage of this format is that it lets the author hit the highlights in essays that can ... Read full review

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Arithmetic
1
Bernoulli Trials
11
Circle
23
Copyright

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WILLIAM DUNHAM, Ph.D., is the Truman Koehler Professor of Mathematics at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania. The author of the acclaimed Journey Through Genius, he was awarded the 1993 George Pólya Award of the Mathematical Association of America for excellence in expository writing about mathematics. He is also the recipient of grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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