Quick History of Maths, A: From Counting Cavemen to Big Data

Publication Date : 31/3/2020
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A Quick History of Maths is 43, years of mathematical discoveries packed into one book, plus lots of jokes.

43,000 years of mathematical discoveries packed into one book ... plus lots of jokes. Maths + history + jokes - boring bits = A Quick History of Maths. This book begins around 43,000 years ago with a notched baboon leg, the Lebombo bone (the very first mathematical object in the world) and rushes us past Hindu numerals and the invention of zero, via Pythagoras, Pascal and probability, right up to the present day, with big data and the maths that rules our digital lives. Geometri-cool! You will discover: How to count on your fingers (there are more ways than you might think!) Why we have 60 seconds in a minute (hint: it's to do with the ancient Babylonians) How to count like an Egyptian (using hieroglyphs) Why it's hip to be square using square numbers A Pythagorean party trick The naked truth of Archimedes' bath time mathematics How to do matha-magic with magic squares Éand much more. In chronological order from pre-history to present day, this is the story of maths itself. It's 43,000 years of human mathematical endeavour squeezed into one book for your reading pleasure. Illustrated with funny cartoons and packed with fascinating facts, you'll be laughing and learning how to be a better mathematician.

(9780711249011)

SKU 9780711249011
Barcode # 9780711249011
Brand Wide Eyed Editions
Artist / Author Clive Gifford; Michael Young
Shipping Weight 0.2000kg
Shipping Width 0.020m
Shipping Height 0.224m
Shipping Length 0.203m
Unit Of Measure each
Publication Date 31/3/2020
Number of pages 128
format Paperback / softback
Author Clive Gifford

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