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by James Roy Newman,Edward Kasner

Mathematics and the Imagination (Tempus) download ebook
ISBN:
1556151047
ISBN13:
978-1556151040
Author:
James Roy Newman,Edward Kasner
Publisher:
Cobb Group (July 1, 1989)
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380 pages
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1378 kb
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Mathematics, Googol, Pi, e, i, Geometries, Paradox, Puzzles, Chance, Calculus. Edward Kasner & James Newman Mathematics and the Imagination G. Bell & Sons Ltd. 1949 Acrobat 7 Pdf 5. Mb. Scanned by artmisa using Canon DR2580C + flatbed option.

Edward Kasner, James Newman. Explores some of the lesser known and more imaginative aspects of mathematics, such as the googolplex, four-dimensional geometry, puzzles, paradoxes, the laws of chance, rubber-sheet geometry, and the historical development of calculus. Originally published by Simon and Schuster in 1940.

Edward Kasner, James Newman

Edward Kasner, James Newman. You don’t have to love math to enjoy a hand of cards, a night at the casino, or a puzzle. Written with wit and clarity for the intelligent reader who has taken high school and perhaps college math, this volume deftly progresses from simple arithmetic to calculus and non-Euclidean geometry. It lives up to its title in every way might well have been merely terrifying, whereas it proves to be both charming and exciting.

Mathematics and the Imagination is a book published in New York by Simon & Schuster in 1940. The authors are Edward Kasner and James R. Newman. The illustrator Rufus Isaacs provided 169 figures. Special publicity has been awarded it since it introduced the term googol for 10100, and googolplex for 10googol. The book includes nine chapters, an annotated bibliography of 45 titles, and an index in its 380 pages.

this book is more than 50 years old, but it still provides valuable insight for any math-oriented high school student and especially so for those students who plan for careers in mathematics or any of the sciences. 7 people found this helpful.

Similar authors to follow. this book is more than 50 years old, but it still provides valuable insight for any math-oriented high school student and especially so for those students who plan for careers in mathematics or any of the sciences.

15% off. Mathematics and the Imagination. Dover Books on Mathematics. By (author) Edward Kasner.

James Roy Newman was an American mathematician & mathematical historian. He was also a lawyer, practicing in NY state from 1929 to 1941  . James Roy Newman’s books.

by James Roy Newman and Edward Kasner. This book came to me by chance. Instantly got my attention. It is written in such a way,that makes interesant to travel through different chapters. In each one you have the mathematical theme mixed with stories, mathematicians histories and puzzles. You learn about people with the greatest imagination. Their personality and a lot of other things,that make you enjoy the reading, no matter if you love mathematics or you have hated it all the time. I've enjoyed specially the chapter about Mathematical Analysis,with the story about rivalry between the egocentric Newton and the humble Leibnitz.

Mathematics and the Imagination. Anyone who gambles, plays cards, loves puzzles, or simply seeks an intellectual challenge will love this amusing and thought-provoking book. With wit and clarity, the authors deftly progress from simple arithmetic to calculus and non-Euclidean geometry. Charming and exciting. Includes 169 figures. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.

Dover Books ON Mathematics. James R. Newman, Edward Kasner. fun read! It is an older book, but very well written and info is still very interesting. Lc Classification Number. Наиболее популярные в Научная литература. Показать все. Текущий слайд {CURRENT SLIDE} из {TOTAL SLIDES}- Наиболее популярные в Научная литература. Rich Dad Poor Dad : What the Rich Teach Their Kids about Money That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not! by Robert T. Kiyosaki (Paperback, 2017).

Emphasizes the approach to mathematics rather than an explanation of the hows and whys of the subject. The author argues that maths is analogous to a fairyland ruled by logic, and that the only restraint on what math can provide is the reader's lack of imagination in using its principles.
Reviews:
  • Rrd
We are in 1940, Kasner and Newman are compiling strange things you can see using mathematics (i.e. using a mathescope). If "imagination" triggered your curiosity, this book is far better than its title. Let us define "far" as one googleplex, which is enormous but finite. One googleplex of what? Up to you. Say fish steaks or kangaroos. It is just a matter of scale, you got infinity within 0 and 1. As you can see, this book may drive you mad.... A hell of a lot of wit and ingenuity within.
  • Iphonedivorced
I first read this book in 1956 and was amazed at its clarity. When my granddaughter had trouble understanding the concept that a series with an infinite number of terms could nevertheless have a finite sum, I thought immediately of this book. It is a classic and required reading for anyone seeking to gain an understanding of the differences between infinity and very large numbers amongst other things. Having completed the first course in algebra will be a help to understanding this book but it not a requirement.
  • Dark_Sun
I read this for the first time in 1971, when I was in high school. It was a good layman's introduction to many of the fields of mathematics then, and it still is. It doesn't have anything about some of the newer developments, such as fractals, but it's still informative and entertaining.
  • Umsida
I gained quite a few good concepts relating to the philosophies behind mathematics along with good mathematic examples that anyone with basic algebra skills would yield some benefit from.

It's a fun book with it's twists and turns of subject matter.
  • Manemanu
this book is more than 50 years old, but it still provides valuable insight for any math-oriented high school student and especially so for those students who plan for careers in mathematics or any of the sciences.
  • Tygralbine
I read it when I was 12, then again at 35, and now at 70 years old. I have revisited it throughout my life and I am most grateful for all it has given me.
  • Gaua
I found the book to be very interesting. There were parts that were beyond my knowledge or interest. I would buy again and recommend to others.
The book provides a logical and entertaining explanation of the principals of mathematics and their development.