Che cos'è un numero immaginario? Due rette parallele arriveranno mai a incontrarsi? La matematica può aiutarci a prevedere il futuro? Nel corso del tempo i matematici si sono posti grandi domande, offrendo talvolta risposte utili per comprendere meglio i campi più svariati della nostra esistenza, dai pattern presenti in natura alla tecnologia informatica. Scritto in modo semplice e diretto, "Il libro della matematica" include teorie, citazioni memorabili, aneddoti, immagini che gettano nuova luce sull'idea che abbiamo del mondo dei numeri. Che tu sia uno studente avido di conoscenza o un semplice curioso, troverai fra queste pagine moltissimi spunti di riflessione.
- ISBN: 8858025857
- Casa Editrice: Gribaudo
- Pagine: 351
This reader-friendly introduction to the world of Mathematics is a joy to peruse. D K Publishing has provided a colourful, informative product which is quite extensive in its range: from its beginnings (Ancient and Classical Periods, 6000 BCE–500 CE); the Middle Ages (500–1500); the Renaissance 1500 Leggi tutto
A very good survey of the prominent figures in the history of mathematics and it's related branches. The only issue I had, and it was strictly my fault, was my approach to reading this book. until about a quarter of the way through. I approached this as something I could learn some of the mechanics
This is a fun read if you enjoy history. It allowed me to understand how certain processes were created and the reason they needed to be created.
353 - 2020
Nice abstract overview
The best account of the chronological history of maths and mathematicians that I've read. Readable, insightful and appears to have aimed for diversity.
Math was always one of those things that I was supposed to be good at (ha ha, Asian) but failed to excel in due to my brain working way too fast to ever get used to the intricacies of proofs and equations. Despite this, I've always thought the theory behind different branches of math was something I Leggi tutto
Outstanding. As a math major, I loved every word. This book was remarkable. It was like the biography of mathematics.
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