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The Man who Loved Only Numbers

The Man who Loved Only Numbers Author Paul Hoffman
ISBN-10 1857028295
Release 1999
Pages 301
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The biography of a mathematical genius. Paul Erdos was the most prolific pure mathematician in history and, arguably, the strangest too. 'A mathematical genius of the first order, Paul Erdos was totally obsessed with his subject -- he thought and wrote mathematics for nineteen hours a day until he died. He travelled constantly, living out of a plastic bag and had no interest in food, sex, companionship, art -- all that is usually indispensible to a human life. Paul Hoffman, in this marvellous biography, gives us a vivid and strangely moving portrait of this singular creature, one that brings out not only Erdos's genius and his oddness, but his warmth and sense of fun, the joyfulness of his strange life.' Oliver Sacks For six decades Erdos had no job, no hobbies, no wife, no home; he never learnt to cook, do laundry, drive a car and died a virgin. Instead he travelled the world with his mother in tow, arriving at the doorstep of esteemed mathematicians declaring 'My brain is open'. He travelled until his death at 83, racing across four continents to prove as many theorems as possible, fuelled by a diet of espresso and amphetamines. With more than 1,500 papers written or co-written,

The Man Who Loved Only Numbers

The Man Who Loved Only Numbers Author Jesse Russell
ISBN-10 5511408557
Release 2012-03
Pages 90
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High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The Man Who Loved Only Numbers (ISBN 1-85702-829-5) is a biography of the famous mathematician Paul Erd s written by Paul Hoffman. It was first published in 1998 as a hardcover edition. A paperback edition appeared in 1999. The book is, in the words of the author, "a work in oral history based on the recollections of Erd s, his collaborators and their spouses." The book was a bestseller in the United Kingdom and has been published in 15 different languages. The book won the 1999 Rh ne-Poulenc Prize beating many distinguished and established writers, including Stephen Pinker and E. O. Wilson.


Logicomix Author
ISBN-10 960839967X
Release 2008
Pages 350
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An innovative, dramatic graphic novel about the treacherous pursuit of the foundations of mathematics.

Professor Stewart s Hoard of Mathematical Treasures

Professor Stewart s Hoard of Mathematical Treasures Author Ian Stewart
ISBN-10 9781847652621
Release 2010-12-09
Pages 339
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Ian Stewart, author of the bestselling Professor Stewart's Cabinet of Mathematical Curiosities, presents a new and magical mix of games, puzzles, paradoxes, brainteasers, and riddles. He mingles these with forays into ancient and modern mathematical thought, appallingly hilarious mathematical jokes, and enquiries into the great mathematical challenges of the present and past. Amongst a host of arcane and astonishing facts about every kind of number from irrational or imaginary to complex or cuneiform, we find out: how to organise chaos; how matter balances anti-matter; how to turn a sphere inside out (without creasing it...); why you can't comb a hairy ball; how to calculate pi by observing the stars. And we get some tantalising glimpses of the maths of life and the universe.Mind-stretching, enlightening and endlessly amusing, Professor Stewart's new entertainment will stimulate, delight, and enthral.

My Brain is Open

My Brain is Open Author Bruce Schechter
ISBN-10 9780684859804
Release 2000-02-28
Pages 224
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Traces the eccentric life of legendary mathematician Paul Erdos, a wandering genius who fled his native Hungary during the Holocaust and helped devise the mathematical basis of computer science.

Masters of Mathematics

Masters of Mathematics Author Robert A. Nowlan
ISBN-10 9789463008938
Release 2017-05-13
Pages 24
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The original title for this work was “Mathematical Literacy, What Is It and Why You Need it”. The current title reflects that there can be no real learning in any subject, unless questions of who, what, when, where, why and how are raised in the minds of the learners. The book is not a mathematical text, and there are no assigned exercises or exams. It is written for reasonably intelligent and curious individuals, both those who value mathematics, aware of its many important applications and others who have been inappropriately exposed to mathematics, leading to indifference to the subject, fear and even loathing. These feelings are all consequences of meaningless presentations, drill, rote learning and being lost as the purpose of what is being studied. Mathematics education needs a radical reform. There is more than one way to accomplish this. Here the author presents his approach of wrapping mathematical ideas in a story. To learn one first must develop an interest in a problem and the curiosity to find how masters of mathematics have solved them. What is necessary to be mathematically literate? It’s not about solving algebraic equations or even making a geometric proof. These are valuable skills but not evidence of literacy. We often seek answers but learning to ask pertinent questions is the road to mathematical literacy. Here is the good news: new mathematical ideas have a way of finding applications. This is known as “the unreasonable effectiveness of mathematics.”

                                                                               Author Απόστολος Κ Δοξιάδης
ISBN-10 9600329915
Release 2001
Pages 288
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Adolescent Literature as a Complement to the Content Areas

Adolescent Literature as a Complement to the Content Areas Author Paula Greathouse
ISBN-10 9781475831696
Release 2017-08-10
Pages 202
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This text offers 6th - 12th grade educators guided instructional approaches for including young adult (YA) literature in science and math classes in order to promote literacy development while learning content. Chapters are co-authored, pairing content experts with literacy experts, to ensure that both content and literacy standards are met in each approach. Each chapter spotlights the reading of one YA novel, and offer pre-, during-, and after reading activities that guide students to a deeper understanding of the content while increasing their literacy practices. While each chapter focuses on a specific content topic, readers will discover the many opportunities reading YA literature in the content area has in encouraging cross-disciplinary study.

Territories and Trajectories

Territories and Trajectories Author Diana Sorensen
ISBN-10 9780822371564
Release 2018-05-18
Pages 312
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The contributors to Territories and Trajectories propose a model of cultural production and transmission based on the global diffusion, circulation, and exchange of people, things, and ideas across time and space. This model eschews a static, geographically bounded notion of cultural origins and authenticity, privileging instead a mobility of culture that shapes and is shaped by geographic spaces. Reading a diverse array of texts and objects, from Ethiopian song and ancient Chinese travel writing to Japanese literature and aerial and nautical images of the Indian Ocean, the contributors decenter national borders to examine global flows of culture and the relationship between thinking at transnational and local scales. Throughout, they make a case for methods of inquiry that encourage innovative understandings of borders, oceans, and territories and that transgress disciplinary divides. Contributors. Homi Bhabha, Jacqueline Bhabha, Lindsay Bremner, Finbarr Barry Flood, Rosario Hubert, Alina Payne, Kay Kaufman Shelemay, Shu-mei Shih, Diana Sorensen, Karen Thornber, Xiaofei Tian

The Pattern of the Primes

The Pattern of the Primes Author Guy Vine
ISBN-10 9781425187569
Release 2009-02
Pages 264
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This elementary and original book explains the pattern that the prime numbers are following. Light is shed on some unsolved prime problems: Prime Twins, Goldbach and the nth prime.

The Man Maid Doll

The Man Maid Doll Author Patricia Morgan
ISBN-10 UOM:39015052468843
Release 1973
Pages 123
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The Man Maid Doll has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Man Maid Doll also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Man Maid Doll book for free.

Timid Virgins Make Dull Company

Timid Virgins Make Dull Company Author Dr. Crypton
ISBN-10 0140080430
Release 1985-08
Pages 192
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Gathers riddles, anagrams, scientific limericks, cryptograms, chess problems, acrostics, and puzzles

The Boy Who Loved Math

The Boy Who Loved Math Author Deborah Heiligman
ISBN-10 9781466839526
Release 2013-06-25
Pages 44
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Most people think of mathematicians as solitary, working away in isolation. And, it's true, many of them do. But Paul Erdos never followed the usual path. At the age of four, he could ask you when you were born and then calculate the number of seconds you had been alive in his head. But he didn't learn to butter his own bread until he turned twenty. Instead, he traveled around the world, from one mathematician to the next, collaborating on an astonishing number of publications. With a simple, lyrical text and richly layered illustrations, this is a beautiful introduction to the world of math and a fascinating look at the unique character traits that made "Uncle Paul" a great man. The Boy Who Loved Math by Deborah Heiligman is a Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2013 and a New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of 2013.

I Died for Beauty

I Died for Beauty Author Marjorie Senechal
ISBN-10 9780199732593
Release 2012-12-20
Pages 300
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"A biography of Dorothy Wrinch"--

Wings of Madness

Wings of Madness Author Paul Hoffman
ISBN-10 0786885718
Release 2004-06-16
Pages 384
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An intriguing study of the early days of aviation offers a close-up profile of Brazilian aviator Alberto Santos-Dumont who entertained Europe with his airborne acrobatics and antics beginning in 1906 with a small dirigible, in a glimpse into the tormented mind of a talented man, set against the backdrop of turn-of-the-century Paris. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.

Bloomington Days

Bloomington Days Author Blaise Cronin
ISBN-10 9781468539448
Release 2012-02-15
Pages 316
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Frat boys who think Mario Lanza is an Italian sports car; journalists who consider "Man arrested for blowing mucus from nose at an officer" a news story . . . Welcome to Bloomington: a world of grey cells and limestone, catfish and cheerleaders, binge drinking and bigots, Ockham's razor and buzz cuts. This is the tiny college town where Alfred Kinsey catalogued gall wasps before stinging a nation into belated sexual awareness. If you're gay or Greek, love opera or hoops, Bloomington is heaven on earth; we have as many same-sex couples as sorority sisters, as many divas as athletes. Welcome to my home, a quixotic mix of small-town life and larger than life campus, squirreled away in the flatlands of Middle America, where torpor is sometimes mistaken for nirvanic serenity, irony for insult and "ethnographic dazzle" for deep differences.

How to Count

How to Count Author R.B.J.T. Allenby
ISBN-10 9781439895153
Release 2010-08-12
Pages 444
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Emphasizes a Problem Solving Approach A first course in combinatorics Completely revised, How to Count: An Introduction to Combinatorics, Second Edition shows how to solve numerous classic and other interesting combinatorial problems. The authors take an easily accessible approach that introduces problems before leading into the theory involved. Although the authors present most of the topics through concrete problems, they also emphasize the importance of proofs in mathematics. New to the Second Edition This second edition incorporates 50 percent more material. It includes seven new chapters that cover occupancy problems, Stirling and Catalan numbers, graph theory, trees, Dirichlet’s pigeonhole principle, Ramsey theory, and rook polynomials. This edition also contains more than 450 exercises. Ideal for both classroom teaching and self-study, this text requires only a modest amount of mathematical background. In an engaging way, it covers many combinatorial tools, such as the inclusion-exclusion principle, generating functions, recurrence relations, and Pólya’s counting theorem.