The Mathematical Universe: An Alphabetical Journey Through the Great Proofs, Problems, and Personalities

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"Dunham writes for nonspecialists, and they will enjoy his piquantanecdotes and amusing asides -- Booklist

"Artfully, Dunham conducts a tour of the mathematical universe. . .he believes these ideas to be accessible to the audience he wantsto reach, and he writes so that they are." -- Nature

"If you want to encourage anyone's interest in math, get them TheMathematical Universe."
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The Mathematical Universe is a solid collection of short essays, with each addressing a particular mathematical topic. Titles range from "Isoperimetric Problem" to "Where Are the Women?" Author Dunham manages to maintain a conversational tone while referencing diagrams, equations, and rigorous arguments throughout the book.

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Contains a wealth of amusing stories and little known facts from the annals of math. All proofs and equations are introduced through easy-to-follow, step-by-step explanations. Discusses some of the most intriguing mysteries such as Russell's Paradox. Features brief biographies of many great mathematicians including Issac Newton, Bertrand Russell and Hypatia of Alexandria.

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