2016-06-14
Wealth of numbers.
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Mathematics / History / Problems, exercises, etc
Princeton
Wardhaugh
Benjamin
Benjamin Wardhaugh
1979
SCIENCE--Reference
9781400841981
1400841984
nju
Princeton University Press
Mathematics
SCIENCE--Essays
A wealth of numbers an anthology of 500 years of popular mathematics writing
782925095
Despite what we may sometimes imagine, popular mathematics writing didn't begin with Martin Gardner. In fact, it has a rich tradition stretching back hundreds of years. This entertaining and enlightening anthology--the first of its kind--gathers nearly one hundred fascinating selections from the past 500 years of popular math writing, bringing to life a little-known side of math history. Ranging from the late fifteenth to the late twentieth century, and drawing from books, newspapers, magazines, and websites, A Wealth of Numbers includes recreational, classroom, and work mathematics.
Cover; Contents; Preface; 1 ""Sports and Pastimes, Done by Number"": Mathematical Tricks, Mathematical Games; The Well Spring of Sciences: Humfrey Baker, 1564; Mathematical Recreations: Henry van Etten, 1633; ""How Prodigiously Numbers Do Increase"": William Leybourne, 1667; Profitable and Delightful Problems: Jacques Ozanam, 1708; Lotteries and Mountebanks: L. Despiau, 1801; Dodging the Mastodon and the Plesiosaurus: Henry Ernest Dudeney, 1917; ""Plenty of Interesting Things to Be Discovered"": NRICH, 1998-2004; 2 ""Much Necessary for All States of Men"": From Arithmetic to Algebra.
Electronic books
782925095
2012
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2012
Mathematics--History
MATHEMATICS--Essays