Pickover C.A. The Math Book: From Pythagoras to the 57th Dimension, 250 Milestones in the History of Mathematics. 2009.
Pickover C.A. The Math Book: From Pythagoras to the 57th Dimension, 250 Milestones in the History of Mathematics. - Sterling, 2009. - 528 p.
Math’s infinite mysteries and beauty unfold in this follow-up to the best-selling The Science Book. Beginning millions of years ago with ancient ant odometers and moving through time to our modern-day quest for new dimensions, it covers 250 milestones in mathematical history. Among the numerous delights readers will learn about as they dip into this inviting anthology: cicada-generated prime numbers, magic squares from centuries ago, the discovery of pi and calculus, and the butterfly effect. Each topic gets a lavishly illustrated spread with stunning color art, along with formulas and concepts, fascinating facts about scientists’ lives, and real-world applications of the theorems.