Beyond Numeracy: Ruminations of a Numbers Man

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Vintage Books, 1991 - Mathematics - 285 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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Contents

A Mathematical Accent
3
AlgebraSome Basic Principles
9
Areas and Volumes 1
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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), "Irreligion: A Mathematician Explains Why the Arguments for God Just Don't Add Up", "A Mathematician Plays the Stock Market", and "A Mathematician Reads the Newspapers".

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