MATHEMATICAL CRANKS

MATHEMATICAL CRANKS

By: Dudley, Underwood

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A delightful collection of articles about people who claim they have achiev ed the mathematically impossible (squaring the circle, duplicating the cube ); people who think they have done something they have not (proving Fermat' s Last Theorem); people who pray in matrices; people who find the American Revolution ruled by the number 57; people who have in common eccentric math ematical views, some mild (thinking we should count by 12s instead of 10s), some bizarre (thinking that second-order differential equations will solve all problems of economics, politics and philosophy). This is a truly uniqu e book. It is written with wit and style and is a part of folk mathematics.

Title: MATHEMATICAL CRANKS

Author Name: Dudley, Underwood

Categories: Mathematics,

Publisher: American Mathematical Societ: 1992

ISBN Number: 0883855070

ISBN Number 13: 9780883855072

Book Condition: Good

Seller ID: RWARE0000047561