Beyond Numeracy

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, May 29, 2013 - Mathematics - 304 pages
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From the author of the national bestseller Innumeracy, a delightful exploration and explanation of mathematical concepts from algebra to zero in easily accessible alphabetical entries. "Paulos . . . does for mathematics what The Joy of Sex did for the boudoir. . . ."--Washington Post Book World. First time in paperback.
 

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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

Contents

A Mathematical Accent
15
The Quadratic and Other Formulas
19
Binary Numbers and Codes
31
Combinatorics Graphs and Maps
Mean Median and Mode
RecursionFrom Definitions to Life
Chronological Listing of the Top Forty
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John Allen Paulos is an acclaimed author, popular public speaker, and former monthly columnist for ABCNews.com, the Scientific American, and the Guardian (London). A professor of math at Temple University in Philadelphia, he earned his PhD in the subject from the University of Wisconsin. His books include A Numerate Life, the New York Timessbestselling Innumeracy, and A Mathematician Reads the Newspaper. In 2003 he received the American Association for the Advancement of Science award for promoting public understanding of science, and in 2013 the Mathematics Communication Award from the Joint Policy Board for Mathematics.

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