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QED : Beauty in Mathematical Proof (Q.E.D.)

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Which famous proof did Archimedes inscribe on his tombstone? How and why do knots make perfect pentagons? Have you ever seen a proof so completely that it is just obvious? In this delicious little book, top down-under mathemagician Dr. Polster presents many of the most visually intuitive and exciting proofs from the dusty annuals of mathematical history. You can test your ability to follow the logic, leap into mathemagnosis and experience eureka-moment after eureka-moment. This is the first UK edition of this original classic from Wooden Books, highly successful in the US. WOODEN BOOKS are small but packed with information. "Fascinating" FINANCIAL TIMES. "Beautiful" LONDON REVIEW OF BOOKS. "Rich and Artful" THE LANCET. "Genuinely mind-expanding" FORTEAN TIMES. "Excellent" NEW SCIENTIST. "Stunning" NEW YORK TIMES. Small books, big ideas.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 125 x 155 x 10mm | 86g
  • Powys, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 190426350X
  • 9781904263500
  • 215,571

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"The fascinating, informative Wooden Books series blends ancient wisdom and modern knowledge. The books are thin, impeccably designed, and will stimulate more thinking and subsequent 'Eureka' moments than a dozen novels laced with narrative innovation and postmodern stylings."
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About Burkard Polster

Dr Burkard Polster is a mathematician at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. His previous books include The Mathematics of Juggling and The Geometrical Picture Book.
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