Chapters in Mathematics. from Pi to Pell by Craig Smorynski

By Craig Smorynski

Transforming into out of a path within the historical past of arithmetic given to college academics, the current booklet covers a couple of themes of common arithmetic from either the mathematical and ancient views. integrated are issues from geometry (π, Napoleon's Theorem, trigonometry), leisure arithmetic (the Pell equation, Fibonacci numbers), and computational arithmetic (finding sq. roots, mathematical tables). even supposing written with the wishes of the maths instructor in brain, the booklet could be learn profitably by way of any highschool graduate with a liking for arithmetic.

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