2015-02-13
Wealth of numbers.
Print version:
Princeton
Wardhaugh
Benjamin
Benjamin Wardhaugh
1979
SCIENCE--Reference
9781400841981
1400841984
nju
Princeton University Press
Mathematics
SCIENCE--Essays
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.
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Electronic books
2012
2012
782925095
782925095
A wealth of numbers an anthology of 500 years of popular mathematics writing
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.
MATHEMATICS--Essays
Mathematics--History