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The Maths Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained

The Maths Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained (Hardback)

By DK
Foreword by Parker, Matt

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Discover more than 85 of the most important mathematical ideas, theorems, and proofs ever devised, and the great minds behind them, with this original, graphic-led book. Applying the Big Ideas series' trademark combination of authoritative, accessible text and bold graphics to ch... read full description below.

ISBN 9780241350362
Barcode 9780241350362
Published 3 September 2019 by Dorling Kindersley Publishers
Format Hardback
Series Big Ideas
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ISBN-13 9780241350362
ISBN-10 0241350360
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
Imprint DK
Publication Date 3 September 2019
International Publication Date 5 September 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By DK
Foreword by Parker, Matt
Series Big Ideas
Category Mathematics
Philosophy Of Mathematics
Algebra
Calculus & Mathematical Analysis
Geometry
Probability & Statistics
Applied Mathematics
Popular Science
Number of Pages 352
Dimensions Width: 204mm
Height: 240mm
Spine: 26mm
Weight 1,217g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
Library of Congress Mathematics - Popular works
NBS Text Mathematics
ONIX Text General/trade;Professional and scholarly;General/trade
Dewey Code 510
Catalogue Code 999729

Description of this Book

Discover more than 85 of the most important mathematical ideas, theorems, and proofs ever devised, and the great minds behind them, with this original, graphic-led book. Applying the Big Ideas series' trademark combination of authoritative, accessible text and bold graphics to chart the development of maths through history, the book explores and explains subjects that range from ancient mathematical ideas and inventions, such as prehistoric tally bones and Sumerian multiplication tables, through to the developments in mathematics during medieval and Renaissance Europe, to the rise of game and group theory more recently Tracing maths through the scientific revolution to its 21st-century use in computers, the internet, and AI, The Maths Book uses an innovative graphic-led approach to make the subject accessible to everyone.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Originally a maths teacher from Australia, Matt Parker is a now a stand-up comedian, mathematics communicator, and prominent maths YouTuber on the Numberphile and Stand-up Maths channels, where his videos have had over 100 million views. Matt performs live comedy with Festival of the Spoken Nerd and once calculated pi live in front of a sold-out Royal Albert Hall. He also presents television and radio programmes for the BBC and the Discovery channel, and his 2019 book Humble Pi: A Comedy of Maths Errors topped the Sunday Times best-seller chart.

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