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One, Two, Three Absolutely Elementary Mathematics

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ISBN-10: 1400079101

ISBN-13: 9781400079100

Edition: N/A

Authors: David Berlinski

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From the acclaimed author ofA Tour of the CalculusandThe Advent of the Algorithm,here is a riveting look at mathematics that reveals a hidden world in some of its most fundamental concepts. In his latest foray into mathematics, David Berlinski takes on the simplest questions that can be asked: What is a number? How do addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division actually work? What are geometry and logic? As he delves into these subjects, he discovers and lucidly describes the beauty and complexity behind their seemingly simple exteriors, making clear how and why these mercurial, often slippery concepts are essential to who we are. Filled with illuminating historical anecdotes and…    
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Book details

List price: $22.00
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 5/1/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English