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There's something about a language of symbols and equations that most people find intimidating. Mathematician Colin Pask gently introduces you to the main ideas of mathematics and painlessly demonstrates how they are expressed in terms of symbols, and not only teaches the reader why symbols are used, and how and why equations are constructed, but also exactly what is achieved by doing that. Through simple yet intriguing examples in number theory, Pask generates confidence in thinking mathematically and reveals the pleasure of seeing how mathematical patterns evolve and are explored.

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Pask (emeritus, mathematics, U. of New South Wales, Australia) offers to walk readers through the first scary steps of abstract mathematics so they can comprehend and appreciate the patterns that numbers make. His topics include Fibonacci's Proposition Two, thinking about the proof, logical steps and linear equations, social planning and mathematical surprises, and symmetry. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Introduces the reader to the main ideas of mathematics, and painlessly demonstrates how they are expressed in symbols while helping to overcome the fear of math and begin to appreciate the science that Einstein called the poetry of logical ideas.

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Colin Pask (Canberra, Australia) is an emeritus professor of mathematics and a visiting fellow and professor in the School of Physical, Environmental and Mathematical Sciences at the University of New South Wales in Canberra, Australia.

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ISBN:
9781616144210
Subtitle:
Facing Scary Symbols and Everything Else That Freaks You Out About Mathematics
Author:
Pask, Colin
Publisher:
Prometheus Books
Subject:
Mathematics - General
Subject:
General Mathematics
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20111130
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
380
Dimensions:
9.97 x 7 x 0.77 in 1.5 lb

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