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"Recommended with confidence" by The Times Literary Supplement, this lively survey starts with simple arithmetic and algebra and proceeds by gradual steps through graphs, logarithms, and trigonometry to calculus and the world of numbers. Generations of readers have found it the ideal introduction to mathematics, offeringand#160;accessible explanations of how theory arises from real-life applications.

"The main object of this book is to dispel the fear of mathematics," declares author W. W. Sawyer, adding that "Many people regard mathematicians as a race apart, possessed of almost supernatural powers. While this is very flattering for successful mathematicians, it is very bad for those who, for one reason or another, are attempting to learn the subject." Now retired, Sawyer won international renown for his innovative teaching methods, which heand#160;used at colleges in England and Scotland as well as Africa, New Zealand, and North America. His insights into the pleasures and practicalities of mathematics will appeal to readers of all backgrounds.

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"Recommended with confidence" by The Times Literary Supplement, this lively survey was written by a renowned teacher. It starts with arithmetic and algebra, gradually proceeding to trigonometry and calculus. 1943 edition.

Synopsis:

"Recommended with confidence" by The Times Literary Supplement, this lively survey starts with arithmetic and algebra and gradually proceeds to trigonometry and calculus. The author, who is internationally renowned for his innovative teaching methods, offers insights into the pleasures of mathematics that will appeal to readers of all backgrounds. 1943 edition.

Table of Contents

I. The Approach to Mathematics
1. The Dread of Mathematics
2. Geometryand#151;The Science of Furniture and Walls
3. The Nature of Reasoning
4. The Strategy and Tactics of Study
II. On Certain Parts of Mathematics
5. Arithmetic
6. How to Forget the Multiplication Table
7. Algebraand#151;the Shorthand of Mathematics
8. Ways of Growing
9. Graphs, or Thinking in Pictures
10. Differential Calculusand#151;the Study of Speed
11. From Speed to Curves
12. Other Problems of Calculus
13. Trigonometry, or How to Make Tunnels and Maps
14. On Backgrounds
15. The Square Root of Minus One

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486462400
Author:
Sawyer, W. W.
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Subject:
General
Subject:
General Mathematics
Subject:
Mathematics
Subject:
Mathematics - General
Subject:
Algebra - General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Books on Mathematics
Publication Date:
20071031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
27 Figures
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.38 in 0.42 lb

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"Recommended with confidence" by The Times Literary Supplement, this lively survey was written by a renowned teacher. It starts with arithmetic and algebra, gradually proceeding to trigonometry and calculus. 1943 edition.
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"Recommended with confidence" by The Times Literary Supplement, this lively survey starts with arithmetic and algebra and gradually proceeds to trigonometry and calculus. The author, who is internationally renowned for his innovative teaching methods, offers insights into the pleasures of mathematics that will appeal to readers of all backgrounds. 1943 edition.
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