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A Guided Tour of Math, from One to Infinity
A world-class mathematician and regular contributor to the New York Times hosts a delightful tour of the greatest ideas of math, revealing how it connects to literature, philosophy, law, medicine, art, business, even pop culture in ways we never imaginedDid O.J. do it? How should you flip your mattress to get the maximum wear out of it? How does Google search the Internet? How many people should$13.59
What a Teacher and a Student Learned about Life while Corresponding about Math
The Calculus of Friendship is the story of an extraordinary connection between a teacher and a student, as chronicled through more than thirty years of letters between them. What makes their relationship unique is that it is based almost entirely on a shared love of calculus. For them, calculus is more than a branch of mathematics; it is a game they love playing together, a constant when all else$5.99
The Whole Truth: A Fresh Look At Reality
"The Whole Truth" consists of a series of discussions of a wide variety of scientific and philosophic concepts.Although it is based on scientific fact, it is not a text, and is not written for the academic audience; instead it is speculative in nature and discusses alternate views of a number of philosophic and scientific topics.Among these topics are reality, time, our universe and its$4.99
Solving the Three Ancient Problems using the Graef Curves
The Three Ancient Problems (trisecting the angle, squaring the circle, duplicating the cube) have challenged mathematicians for over 2000 years. It's been proven that it's impossible to solve these problems using compass and straightedge alone, so mathematicians were challenged to create a curve or family of curves to solve all three. Until Edward V. Graef invented his Graef curves, no$8.09
Mathematical Ideas in Poems for Two Voices
Who would have ever thought there was a direct way to connect mathematical concepts to poetry? Creative juices were certainly at work when this book of mathematical dialogues was created by Theoni Pappas. It presents anew way to enjoy and learn mathematical ideas via poetic dialogues read by two people. A new twist to mathematical themes.-24 delightful and informative poetic dialogues for$16.19
Wonders of Numbers: Adventures in Mathematics, Mind, and Meaning
Who were the five strangest mathematicians in history? What are the ten most interesting numbers? Jam-packed with thought-provoking mathematical mysteries, puzzles, and games, Wonders of Numbers will enchant even the most left-brained of readers. Hosted by the quirky Dr. Googol--who resides on a remote island and occasionally collaborates with Clifford Pickover--Wonders of Numbers focuses on$2.95
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Numbers and Other Math Ideas Come Alive
Most people don’t think about numbers, or take them for granted. For the average person numbers are looked upon as cold, clinical, inanimate objects. Math ideas are viewed as something to get a job done or a problem solved. Get ready for a big surprise with Numbers and Other Math Ideas Come Alive. Pappas explores mathematical ideas by looking behind the scenes of what numbers, points, lines, and