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DetailsSomebody came up to Ralph P Boas, Jr. (1912-92), a distinguished American mathematician, after a talk he had given, and said, 'You make mathematics seem like fun.' Boas was inspired to reply: 'If it isn't fun, why do it?'Mathematics is indeed fun as this little book testifies. This book presents a unique collection of mathematical ideas, theories, theorems, conjectures, rules, facts, equations, formulas, paradoxes, fallacies and puzzles with short, simple and witty explanation that require no background in mathematics. It is peppered with anecdotes, quotes, limericks and poems showing the quirky and amusing side of mathematics and of people who have added, in the words of Roger Bacon (1214-92), 'things to this world which cannot be made known without knowledge of mathematics'.Get ready for a fascinating walk through mathematics.ABOUT THE AUTHOR : Surendra Verma is a journalist and author based in Melbourne. His recent popular-sciencebooks include 'The Mystery of the Tunguska Fireball'; 'The Little Book of Scientific Principles; Theories & Things; Why aren't they here?; The Question of Life on other Worlds; The cause of Mosquitoe's Sorrow: Beginnings, Blunders and Breakthroughs in Science and a children's book, Who Killed T. Rex?: Uncover the Mystery of the Vanished Dinosaurs. His book, Theories & Things have sold over 20,000 copies in the USA and over 150,000 copies worldwide in 11 languages.
SKU Code PRK B 5284 Weight in Kg 0.2500 Brand Bookwomb Dispatch Period in Days 3 ISBN No. 9788122204155 Author Name SURENDRA VERMA Publisher Name ORIENT PAPERBACKS