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Magnificent Mistakes in Mathematics - a book by Posamentier, Alfred S.

Magnificent Mistakes in Mathematics

Magnificent Mistakes in Mathematics( )
Author: Posamentier, Alfred S.
Lehmann, Ingmar
ISBN:978-1-61614-747-1
Publication Date:Aug 2013
Publisher:Prometheus Books, Publishers
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $24.00
Book Description:

"Requiring no more than high-school-level math competency, this playful excursion through the nuances of math will give you a better grasp of this fundamental, all-important science. Veteran math educators demonstrate how some ""magnificent mistakes"" had profound consequences for our understanding of mathematics' key concepts. In the nineteenth century, English mathematician William Shanks spent fifteen years calculating the value of pi, setting a record for the number of decimal...
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Pages:300
Detailed Subjects: Science / General
Mathematics / General
Science / History
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.31 x 9.29 x 0.83 Inches
Book Weight:1.223 Pounds

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