QED Beauty in Mathematical Proof
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QED Beauty in Mathematical Proof

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Q.E.D. presents some of the most famous mathematical proofs in a charming book that will appeal to nonmathematicians and math experts alike. Grasp in an instant why Pythagoras's theorem must be correct. Follow the ancient Chinese proof of the volume formula for the frustrating frustum, and Archimedes' method for finding the volume of a sphere. Discover the secrets of pi and why, contrary to popular belief, squaring the circle really is possible. Study the subtle art of mathematical domino tumbling, and find out how slicing cones helped save a city and put a man on the moon.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 64 pages
  • 147.32 x 170.18 x 10.16mm | 113.4g
  • WALKER & CO
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0802714315
  • 9780802714312
  • 250,556

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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."show more

About Burkard Polster

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

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