and All That has ratings and 25 reviews. David Acheson’s extraordinary little book makes mathematics accessible to everyone. From very simple be. and All That by David Acheson, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. David Acheson and differential equations (“What is the Secret of All Life?”). The title of and All That is a take-off on a famous book on the history of.
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Description David Acheson’s extraordinary little book makes mathematics accessible to everyone. From very simple beginnings he takes thag on a thrilling journey to some deep mathematical ideas.
On the way, via Kepler and Newton, he explains what calculus really means, gives a brief history of pi, and even takes us to chaos theory and imaginary numbers.
Every short chapter is carefully crafted to ensure that no one will get lost on the journey. Packed with puzzles and illustrated by world famous cartoonists, this is one of the most readable and imaginative books on mathematics ever written.
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Table of contents 1. The Trouble with Algebra ; 5. The Heavens in Motion ; 6. On Qnd as Small as Possible ; 8. A Brief History of pi ; Good Vibrations ; Great Mistakes ; What is the Secret of All Life? Chaos and Catastrophe ; Not Quite the Indian Rope Trick ; Review quote Fasten your seatbelts! But no, this one was far more than that. It treated subjects briefly but in depth and breadth, linked them together, didn’t make assumptions Truly inspiring, and a great read over a weekend.
An earlier reviewer has advised everyone to ‘go out and buy a dozen copies’, and I heartily agree, and hope that our embattled schoolteachers and university lecturers! Even mathematicians will find fresh perspectives on old themes in this playful and inventive book. Yeatman classic and All That, and the outrageous Steve Bell cartoon on its cover The book is such an easy and entertaining dxvid my non-mathematical family members agree There are few mathematicians who succeed in writing popular accounts of their craft without being superficial or condescending.
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With this book David Acheson has joined the best of them. Starting from such minimalist material, David Acheson works his way up to chaos and catastrophe theory.
Not a page passes without at least one intriguing insight Anyone who is baffled by mathematics should buy it. And all mathematicians should buy at least a dozen copies to hand out to people they meet at parties. My enthusiasm for it knows no bounds. He was awarded a National Teaching Fellowship in for his ‘outstanding contributions to teaching and learning’, thatt was Daviv of the Mathematical Association for He gives many popular maths lectures to the general public, of all ages, and ane often end with a short demonstration of maths applied to the electric guitar.
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