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Numbers: Their Tales, Types and Treasures

Numbers: Their Tales, Types and Treasures

Author: Alfred S. Posamentier
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Did you grow up thinking math is boring? It s time to reconsider. This book will teach you everything you ever wondered about numbers and more. How and why did human beings first start using numbers at the dawn of history? Would numbers exist if we "Homo sapiens" weren t around to discover them? What s so special about weird numbers like pi and the Fibonacci sequence? What about rational, irrational, real, and imaginary numbers? Why do we need them? Two veteran math educators explain it all in ways even the most math phobic will find appealing and understandable. You ll never look at those squiggles on your calculator the same again."

Reviews

Praise for previous books by Alfred S. Posamentier: The mathematics in ["The Fabulous Fibonacci Numbers"] is a delight: surprising, insightful, and comprehensive . By turns rigorous, entertaining, and eye-poppingly speculative. "New Scientist" Enjoyable, entertaining, and even intriguing. ...Highly recommended. "Choice" (reviewing "Magnificent" "Mistakes in Mathematics") A joyously nerdy celebration of the history of geometry and trigonometry, exploring the dozens and dozens of curiosities sitting just beneath the surface of a seemingly ordinary triangle. . . . By no means a casual read, "The Secrets of Triangles" is nonetheless worth a look, if only to blow your mind. "Sacramento/San Francisco Book Review""

Author description

Alfred S. Posamentier is dean of the School of Education and professor of mathematics education at Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, New York. Previously, he had the same positions at the City College of the City University of New York for forty years. He has published over fifty-five books in the area of mathematics and mathematics education, including, most recently, "Mathematical Curiosities: A Treasure Trove of Unexpected Entertainments "(with Ingmar Lehmann). Bernd Thaller is associate professor for applied mathematics at the Institute for Mathematics and Scientific Computing at the University of Graz in Austria. He is the author or coauthor of four books in mathematics."

Stock Information

General Fields

  • : 9781633880306
  • : Prometheus Books
  • : Prometheus Books
  • : September 2015
  • : 229mm X 152mm X 28mm
  • : United States
  • : November 2015
  • : books

Special Fields

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  • : Alfred S. Posamentier
  • : 300
  • : Paperback
  • : Paperback
  • : illustrations
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  • : illustrations
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  • : 510
  • : 510