From the author of the national bestseller Innumeracy, a delightful exploration and explanation of mathematical concepts from algebra to zero in easily. Review. Beyond Numeracy by bestselling author John Allen Paulos is, according to the introduction, “in part a dictionary, in part a collection of. Maybe there is a royal road to mathematics, after all. If so, Paulos is motoring on it in the driver’s seat with this wide- ranging follow-up to his.
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I think what I like best is that he deals with all of the lat This was an interesting trip through the mathematical theory landscape.
I didn’t actually finish this book. If so, Paulos is motoring on it in the driver’s seat with this wide- ranging follow-up to his best-selling Innumeracy More fun stuff that even a non math person will probably find interesting. And all in truly short-takes one or two pages per entrywhich, one discovers, are presented in alphabetical order.
There were a few that I had not heard of. Making the numbers work for you. Novelists need to know the numbers. I remember enjoying Innumeracy from Paulos, so I expected to enjoy this book as well. Paperbackpages. First time in paperback. However it is worth persevering with because there are some fascinating sections and Paulos’s love for his subject shines through.
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Paulos introduces a number of fairly complex mathematical concepts with only 4 or 5 pages each. Bridging the two are those mathematical excursions into number theory, set theory, or non-Euclidean geometry that turn out to be models of the natural world-of the way flowers grow, quarks interact, or how the universe is shaped. Mar 05, Jared Davis rated it really liked it. Lists with This Book. This is an enjoyable read and a good reference when I want a clear, not too mathy explanation for numeacy student.
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Sep 23, Sfensore Sfensore rated it really liked it. Bob rated it really liked it May 19, I like that he approaches math in a way that is digestible to the masses as math is just a language and should be able to be described as such. Aug 01, Shelly rated it really liked it. Unfortunately, I couldn’t really get much from this collection of mini-essays.
Oct 12, Humeracy Ecnerwal rated it it was amazing. Paklos is a mathematician who is passionate about being being “mathematically literate” and his first book covers a lot of the common misconceptions of the average layperson when it comes to mathematics. From the johj of the national bestseller Innumeracy, a delightful exploration and explanation of mathematical concepts from algebra to zero in easily accessible alphabetical entries.
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This book was too light for mathematicians and too boring for anyone else. Sep 14, Eric Parker rated it liked it.
This book is a dictionary and so naturally the concepts are arranged in alphabetical order. Overall, the collection is OK — a few topics are interesting — but for the most part, there’s not much here. There were a few interesting beyondd, but overall, I didn’t enjoy it too much.
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For those of you who know Paulos’s work, this is a follow up book to his New York Times bestselling Innumeracy. Please provide an email address. And it is just that, it is a journey through a whol For those of you who know Paulos’s work, this is a follow up book to his New York Times bestselling Innumeracy.
Well, most of maths actually bfyond frightening but the day-to-day stuff numreacy fascinating, useful and not all that difficult. Anyway back to Paulos. There are tons of books to clearly articulate the work of Euler, Pythagoras and before. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
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This is the logical way to arrange things but I find it means the level of understanding required for a partial topic jumps around a lot. Three stars for the nonmathematicians. Unfortunately, I spotted at least one flagrant mathematical myth: You can pick it up and read a chapter or two without having to worry about a plot line. This book was lent to me by a co-worker.
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Al,en 02, Joe rated it it was ok. Not a book, but a collection of brief essays in which Paulos describes all sorts of mathematical concepts. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.