Number for Your Thoughts by M.E. Lines
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Number for Your Thoughts
By M.E. Lines

A Number for Your Thoughts

Facts and Speculations About Numbers from Euclid to the Latest Computers

By (author) See other recent books by M.E. Lines
Format: Paperback

Normal Price: $75.99
Your Price: $68.39 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $7.60! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $3.42 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available, ships in 7-10 days

Number for Your Thoughts by M.E. Lines

Book Description

Why do we count the way we do? What is a prime number or a friendly, perfect, or weird one? How many are there and who has found the largest yet known? What is the Baffling Law of Benford and can you really believe it? Do most numbers you meet in every day life really begin with a 1, 2, or 3? What is so special about 6174? Can cubes, as well as squares, be magic? What secrets lie hidden in decimals? How do we count the infinite, and is one infinity really larger than another? These and many other fascinating questions about the familiar 1, 2, and 3 are collected in this adventure into the world of numbers. Both entertaining and informative, A Number for Your Thoughts: Facts and Speculations about Numbers from Euclid to the Latest Computers contains a collection of the most interesting facts and speculations about numbers from the time of Euclid to the most recent computer research. Requiring little or no prior knowledge of mathematics, the book takes the reader from the origins of counting to number problems that have baffled the world's greatest experts for centuries, and from the simplest notions of elementary number properties all the way to counting the infinite.

Buy Number for Your Thoughts book by M.E. Lines from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780852744956
ISBN-10: 0852744951
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 156mm x 12mm)
Pages: 392
Imprint: Institute of Physics Publishing
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Jan-1986
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Books By Author M.E. Lines


» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Number for Your Thoughts book by M.E. Lines and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by M.E. Lines close
Principles and Applications of Ferroelectrics and Related Materials by M.E. Lines
» close