By Sam Parc

ISBN-10: 0198701810

ISBN-13: 9780198701811

Chill out: nobody knows technical arithmetic with out long education yet all of us have an intuitive grab of the information in the back of the symbols.

To have fun the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of the Institute of arithmetic and its functions (IMA), this publication is designed to show off the great thing about arithmetic - together with pictures encouraged through mathematical difficulties - including its unreasonable effectiveness and applicability, with out frying your brain.

The publication is a suite of fifty unique essays contributed by way of a wide selection of authors. It includes articles via the very best expositors of the topic (du Sautoy, Singh and Stewart for instance) including pleasing biographical items and articles of relevance to our daily lives (such as Spiegelhalter on chance and Elwes on clinical imaging). the themes lined are intentionally different and contain suggestions from easy numerology to the very innovative of arithmetic learn. every one article is designed to be learn in a single sitting and to be available to a basic audience.

There is usually different content material. There are 50 pictorial 'visions of mathematics' that have been provided based on an open demand contributions from IMA participants, Plus readers and the global arithmetic neighborhood. You'll additionally discover a sequence of "proofs" of Phythagoras's Theorem - mathematical, literary and comedy - after this, you'll by no means think about Pythagoras an analogous means back.

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