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A Smoother Pebble : Mathematical Explorations

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This book takes a novel look at the topics of school mathematics-arithmetic, geometry, algebra, and calculus. In this stroll on the mathematical seashore we hope to find, quoting Newton, "...a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary..." This book assembles a collection of mathematical pebbles that are important as well as beautiful.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 278 pages
  • 161 x 245.4 x 23.6mm | 539.78g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • numerous line drawings
  • 0195144368
  • 9780195144369
  • 927,405

Review quote

Benson uses the "smoother pebble" metaphor very effectively ... he shows us that there are beautiful things to be found by looking at things very closely. Most readers of these pages would enjoy Benson's A Smoother Pebble. * MAA Online *show more

Table of contents

INTRODUCTION; I. BRIDGING THE GAP; II. THE SHAPE OF THINGS; III. THE GREAT ART; IV. A SMOOTHER PEBBLEshow more

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