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By John Barnes

In this interesting publication, John Barnes takes us on a trip via facets of numbers a lot as he took us on a geometric trip in gem stones of Geometry. equally originating from a chain of lectures for grownup scholars at examining and Oxford collage, this ebook touches various a laugh and engaging issues concerning numbers and their makes use of either historical and modern.

The writer informs and intrigues his viewers with either primary quantity subject matters akin to best numbers and cryptography, and subject matters of day-by-day wishes and pleasures corresponding to counting one's resources, maintaining a tally of time, and having fun with track. Puzzles and routines on the finish of every lecture provide extra concept, and diverse illustrations accompany the reader. additionally, a couple of appendices offers in-depth insights into varied issues resembling Pascal's triangle, the Rubik dice, Mersenne's curious keyboards, and so on. A subject operating via is the concept of what's our favorite number.

Written in an enticing and witty type and requiring basically simple university mathematical wisdom, this publication will entice either younger and mature readers fascinated about the curiosities of numbers.

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