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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BEYOND NUMERACY: The Ruminations of a Numbers Man

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Maybe there is a royal road to mathematics, after all. If so, Paulos is motoring on it in the driver's seat with this wide- ranging follow-up to his best-selling Innumeracy (1988). In the course of ... Read full review

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The other day I happen to start talking to my Mother about Field Theory. We were not sure of the difference between a field and a group. We were on a picnic, but I had a copy "Beyond Numeracy" with me ... Read full review

Contents

A Mathematical Accent
3
Analytic Geometry
10
Areas and Volumes
18
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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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