and All That has ratings and 25 reviews. David Acheson’s extraordinary little book makes mathematics accessible to everyone. From very simple be. and All That by David Acheson, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. David Acheson and differential equations (“What is the Secret of All Life?”). The title of and All That is a take-off on a famous book on the history of.

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The goal is more to show that math is cool than actually teach you how to do it. The Trouble with Algebra ; 5.

daivd Brian rated it liked it Sep 10, But then again, his book is meant more as a mathematical primer and as something to whet one’s mathematical appetite. Computer simulations suggested that the upside-down state could in fact be very stable indeed, and this was borne out when a colleague of mine, Tom Mullin, confirmed the theorem experimentally.

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This is a quick read and a nice little book. But no, this one was far more than that. The usually stated condition is that the initial three digits are different. Very small, very short, packed with a ton of information.


Packed with puzzles and illustrated by world famous cartoonists, this is one of the most readable and imaginative books on mathematics ever written. July 18, Imprint: And one way of doing this might be to emphasise the element of surprise that often accompanies mathematics at its best. Acheson touches upon an interesting collection of mathematical concepts, but never very deeply. You can remove the unavailable item s now or we’ll automatically remove it at Checkout.

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By use of divisibility rules or by exhaustion the 99 times table Packed with puzzles and illustrated by world famous cartoonists, this is acneson of the most readable and imaginative books tha mathematics ever written. Het is echter in een enkel geval mogelijk dat door omstandigheden de bezorging vertraagd is.

What is the Secret of All Life? I may not be solving differential equations any time soon, but now I know what they’re for, and that’s worth a lot.

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There is something startling about seeing the beauty of a proof for a theorem for Choose your country or region Close. Even now, I still regard this as one of the most devastatingly effective and illuminating proofs in the whole of mathematics. Or, get it for Kobo Super Points!

Witten Data Mining 52, The ellipse, for instance, is a curve that was well known to Greek mathematicians, and it can be constructed by pulling a loop of string round two fixed points. Ella Jenkins Nursery Rhymes 21, There are few mathematicians who succeed in writing popular accounts of their craft without being superficial or condescending. The Heavens in Motion 6. It’s basically all the usual things from Pythagoras to chaos theory, minus some substance and plus a whole lot of genuinely useless illustrations.


You can read this item using any of the following Kobo apps and devices: As soon as we started calling this gravity-defying experiment “Not Quite the Indian Rope Trick” we found that newspapers, radio and TV all began getting interested, and Tom and I have had a great deal of fun with this topic over the years.

Everyone can enjoy the book; no strong Mathematics background is required. How to Study for a Mathematics Degree.

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