Professor Stewart's Incredible Numbers

by Ian Stewart

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Professor Stewart's Incredible Numbers Synopsis

He explains the insights of the ancient mathematicians, shows how numbers have evolved through the ages, and reveals the way numerical theory enables everyday life. Under Professor Stewart's guidance you will discover the mathematics of codes, Sudoku, Rubik's cube, music, primes and pi. You may be surprised to find you live in eleven-dimensional space, that of the twenty-three people on a football pitch two are more likely than not to share the same birthday, and that forty-two is a very interesting number. Professor Stewart's Incredible Numbers will delight everyone who loves numbers -- including those who currently think they don't.

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ISBN: 9781781254516
Publication date: 11/02/2016
Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781781254516
Publication date: 11th February 2016
Author: Ian Stewart
Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 352 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Popular Science, The Real World,
Categories: Popular mathematics,

About Ian Stewart

Professor Ian Stewart is best known for making Mathematics accessible and popular. He was awarded the Royal Society’s Michael Faraday Medal for furthering the public understanding of science. His many popular science books include Does God Play Dice?, Life’s Other Secrets and Flatterland. He is the mathematics consultant for the New Scientist and is a Professor of Mathematics at the University of Warwick. In 2001 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society.

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