Math in 100 Key Breakthroughs



    Math in 100 Key Breakthroughs

    Richard Elwes

    Quercus 2013

    Hardback 416pp Illustrated

    9781623650544   Product Code: 21999

    How did we make the monumental leap in understanding from our first primitive tallies to, for instance, the theories behind quantum computing? In a vivid and very accessible way, this volume introduces the discipline of mathematics through 100 of its most important discoveries. Illustrated with photographs and diagrams, the chapters cover topics such as Pythagoras' theorem, the Fibonacci sequence and calculus, and show how mathematics has influenced fields as diverse as cartography, information theory and visual arts.

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