Mathematics for the Million - How to Master the Magic of Numbers (gnv64)
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Mathematics for the Million - How to Master the Magic of Numbers
By Lancelot Hogben
W.W. Norton | September 1968 | LCCC: 66-18071 | DJVU/PDF | 649 pages | 7.33/20.7 mb
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Taking only the most elementary knowledge for granted, Lancelot Hogben leads readers of this famous book through the whole course from simple arithmetic to calculus. His illuminating explanation is addressed to the person who wants to understand the place of mathematics in modern civilization but who has been intimidated by its supposed difficulty. Mathematics is the language of size, shape, and order—a language Hogben shows one can both master and enjoy.
About the Author
Lancelot Hogben was born in Southsea, Hampshire, England, in 1895 and was educated at Trinity College, Cambridge University, where he obtained his M.S. degree. he received his D.Sc. degree from London Unversity and an honorary LL.D. from Birmingham Univesity. His other popular books include Science for the Citizen and (with Frederick Bodmer) The Loom of Language.
1 MATHEMATICS IN REMOTE ANTIQUITY 33
2 THE GRAMMAR OF SIZE, ORDER, AND SHAPE 75
3 EUCLID AS A SPRINGBOARD 118
4 NUMBER LORE IN ANTIQUITY 167
5 THE RISE AND DECLINE OF THE ALEXANDRIAN CULTURE 205
6 THE DAWN OF NOTHING 243
7 MATHEMATICS FOR THE MARINER 294
8 THE GEOMETRY OF MOTION 343
9 LOGARITHMS AND THE SEARCH FOR SERIES 402
10 THE CALCULUS OF NEWTON AND LEIBNITZ 454
11 THE ALGEBRA OF THE CHESSBOARD 521
12 THE ALGEBRA OF CHOICE AND CHANCE 551
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