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Q.E.D. presents some of the most famous mathematical proofs in a charming book that will appeal to nonmathematicians and math experts alike. Grasp in an instant why Pythagorass theorem must be correct. Follow the ancient Chinese proof of the volume formula for the frustrating frustum, and Archimedes method for finding the volume of a sphere. Discover the secrets of pi and why, contrary to popular belief, squaring the circle really is possible. Study the subtle art of mathematical domino tumbling, and find out how slicing cones helped save a city and put a man on the moon.

Burkard Polster is a mathematician at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. His previous books include The Mathematics of Juggling and The Geometrical Picture Book.
Q.E.D. presents some of the most famous mathematical proofs in a charming book that will appeal to nonmathematicians and math experts alike. Grasp in an instant why Pythagorass theorem must be correct. Follow the ancient Chinese proof of the volume formula for the formulas of pyramids and learn Archimedes method for finding the volume of a sphere. Discover the secrets of pi and why squaring the circle really is possible. Study the subtle art of mathematical domino tumbling, and find out how slicing cones helped save a city and put a man on the moon. Q.E.D. takes readers deep into mathematical thought by examining why well-known theorems and formulas are true and presenting them in a visually exciting form.

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Polster (mathematics, Monash U., Australia) sets out in simple language and diagrams some of the most famous mathematical proofs. Among them are Pythagoras' right triangle, Chinese pyramids, Archimedes' method for finding the area of a circle and the volume of a sphere, secrets of pi, and why squaring a circle really is possible. He does not supply an index or bibliography.
Annotation 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Q.E.D. presents some of the most famous mathematical proofs in a charming book that will appeal to nonmathematicians and math experts alike. Grasp in an instant why Pythagorass theorem must be correct. Follow the ancient Chinese proof of the volume formula for the frustrating frustum, and Archimedes method for finding the volume of a sphere. Discover the secrets of pi and why, contrary to popular belief, squaring the circle really is possible. Study the subtle art of mathematical domino tumbling, and find out how slicing cones helped save a city and put a man on the moon.

About the Author

Burkard Polster is a mathematician at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. His previous books include The Mathematics of Juggling and The Geometrical Picture Book.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780802714312
Author:
Polster, Burkard
Publisher:
Walker & Company
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Logic
Subject:
Logic, symbolic and mathematical
Subject:
Proof theory
Subject:
Mathematics - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Wooden Books
Series Volume:
03-131
Publication Date:
20040531
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
64
Dimensions:
6.48 x 6.22 x 0.505 in

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Q.E.D. presents some of the most famous mathematical proofs in a charming book that will appeal to nonmathematicians and math experts alike. Grasp in an instant why Pythagorass theorem must be correct. Follow the ancient Chinese proof of the volume formula for the frustrating frustum, and Archimedes method for finding the volume of a sphere. Discover the secrets of pi and why, contrary to popular belief, squaring the circle really is possible. Study the subtle art of mathematical domino tumbling, and find out how slicing cones helped save a city and put a man on the moon.

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