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The Story of a Number

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Author: Maor, Eli
Series title:Princeton Science Library
ISBN:978-0-691-16848-7
Publication Date:Jan 2015
Publisher:Princeton University Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:AUD $37.99
Book Description:

The interest earned on a bank account, the arrangement of seeds in a sunflower, and the shape of the Gateway Arch in St. Louis are all intimately connected with the mysterious number e. In this informal and engaging history, Eli Maor portrays the curious characters and the elegant mathematics that lie behind the number. Designed for a reader with only a modest mathematical background, this biography brings out the central importance of e to mathematics and illuminates...
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Book Details
Pages:248
Detailed Subjects: Mathematics / Number Theory
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):14 x 21.5 x 1.669 cm
Book Weight:0.255 Kilograms
Author Biography
Maor, Eli (Author)
Eli Maor is a teacher of the history of mathematics who has successfully popularized his subject with the general public through a series of informative and entertaining books.

In "E: The Story of a Number," Maor uses anecdotes, excursions and essays to illustrate that number's importance to mathematics. "Trigonometric Delights" brings trigonometry to life by blending history, biography, scientific curiosities and mathematics to achieve the goal of showing how trigonometry has contributed to both science and social development. "To Infinity and Beyond: A Cultural History of the Infinite" explores the idea of infinity in mathematics and art through the use of the illustrations of the Dutch artist M.C. Escher.

Eli Maor's readable books have made the world of numbers accessible even to those with little or no background in mathematics.

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