Mathematics for Everyman

Mathematics for Everyman

From Simple Numbers to the Calculus

Book - 2002
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Many people suffer from an inferiority complex where mathematics is concerned, regarding figures and equations with a fear based on bewilderment and inexperience. This book dispels some of the subject's alarming aspects, starting at the very beginning and assuming no mathematical education.Written in a witty and engaging style, the text contains an illustrative example for every point, as well as absorbing glimpses into mathematical history and philosophy. Topics include the system of tens and other number systems; symbols and commands; first steps in algebra and algebraic notation; common fractions and equations; irrational numbers; algebraic functions; analytical geometry; differentials and integrals; the binomial theorem; maxima and minima; logarithms; and much more. Upon reaching the conclusion, readers will possess the fundamentals of mathematical operations, and will undoubtedly appreciate the compelling magic behind a subject they once dreaded.
Publisher: Mineola, N.Y. : Dover Publications, 2002
ISBN: 9780486425450
0486425452
Branch Call Number: 510 Co
Description: xi, 255 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm

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