New PDF release: Nice Numbers

By John Barnes

In this exciting e-book, John Barnes takes us on a trip via facets of numbers a lot as he took us on a geometric trip in gemstones of Geometry. equally originating from a sequence of lectures for grownup scholars at examining and Oxford college, this booklet touches numerous a laugh and engaging themes concerning numbers and their makes use of either historic and modern.

The writer informs and intrigues his viewers with either primary quantity themes equivalent to best numbers and cryptography, and issues of day-by-day wishes and pleasures akin to counting one's resources, maintaining a tally of time, and having fun with song. Puzzles and workouts on the finish of every lecture supply extra notion, and diverse illustrations accompany the reader. moreover, a few appendices offers in-depth insights into varied issues similar to Pascal's triangle, the Rubik dice, Mersenne's curious keyboards, and so forth. A subject operating via is the concept of what's our favorite number.

Written in an enticing and witty variety and requiring purely simple tuition mathematical wisdom, this e-book will attract either younger and mature readers thinking about the curiosities of numbers.

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