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Even now, I still regard this as one of the most ravid effective and illuminating proofs in the whole of mathematics. He proved, in other words, that there are no whole number solutions abc to the equation:. You’ve successfully reported this review.

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Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. On Being as Small as Possible. Now, for the first few values of nnamely 2, 3, 4 and 5, the number of regions follows a very simple pattern: The lecture was filmed by Science Media Adheson, and is available to watch online. Other editions – View all and All That: I would check your maths again.


Every short chapter is tbat crafted to ensure that no one will get lost on the journey. We appreciate your feedback. I imagine this book would be really well-suited for older children and particularly precocious young children who like acheaon. Leslie Kaminoff Yoga-anatomie 85, Samenvatting David Acheson’s extraordinary little book makes mathematics accessible to everyone.

The great mathematician Leonhard Euler. Trivia About and All That Proof of Permalink Submitted by Anonymous on October 23, Charlie rated it really liked it Jan 07, A very interesting book written by a Mathematician for the general public.

and All That: A Journey into Mathematics by David Acheson

In respect of the trick; I found that any number, of two or more digits except ‘mirrored’ numbers such as 11 or 89, where at least one number is more or less than it’s adjoining digits, when reversed and the lower subtracted from the higher cavid answer is always divisible by 9, for example:.

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It is not a long read, but it is very interesting and I enjoyed reading it. Brian rated it liked it Sep 10, In higher mathematics, some of the deepest surprises come about from unexpected connections between apparently quite different parts of the subject.


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This book is one of the reasons I love maths. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Very small, htat short, packed with a ton of information.

On the way, via Kepler and Newton, he explains what calculus really means, gives a brief history of pi, and even takes us to chaos theory and imaginary numbers. Oxford University Press Amazon.

Permalink Submitted by Anonymous on November 5, Computer simulations suggested that the upside-down state could in fact be very stable indeed, and this was borne out when a colleague of mine, Tom Mullin, confirmed the theorem experimentally. A little book addressing some elementary information about mathematics.

But no, this one was far more than that. Skip to main content. It covers a large amount of mathematics in an approachable way.