Mathematics for the Million: How To Master The Magic Of Numbers

Mathematics for the Million: How To Master The Magic Of Numbers

by Lancelot Hogben

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Overview

"It makes alive the contents of the elements of mathematics."—Albert Einstein


Taking only the most elementary knowledge for granted, Lancelot Hogben leads readers of this famous book through the whole course from simple arithmetic to calculus. His illuminating explanation is addressed to the person who wants to understand the place of mathematics in modern civilization but who has been intimidated by its supposed difficulty. Mathematics is the language of size, shape, and order—a language Hogben shows one can both master and enjoy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393310719
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 09/28/1993
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 637
Sales rank: 718,345
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Lancelot Hogben was born in Southsea, Hampshire, England, in 1895 and was educated at Trinity College, Cambridge University, where he obtained his M.S. degree. he received his D.Sc. degree from London Unversity and an honorary LL.D. from Birmingham Univesity. His other popular books include Science for the Citizen and (with Frederick Bodmer) The Loom of Language.

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