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By Sam Parc, Dara O Briain

Sit back: nobody is familiar with technical arithmetic with no long education yet all of us have an intuitive seize of the tips at the back of the symbols. To have fun the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of the Institute of arithmetic and its purposes (IMA), this ebook is designed to show off the great thing about arithmetic - together with pictures encouraged through mathematical difficulties - including its unreasonable effectiveness and applicability, with no frying your mind.

The ebook is a set of fifty unique essays contributed through a large choice of authors. It includes articles via the superior expositors of the topic (du Sautoy, Singh and Stewart for instance) including pleasing biographical items and articles of relevance to our daily lives (such as Spiegelhalter on danger and Elwes on clinical imaging). the subjects lined are intentionally assorted and contain techniques from basic numerology to the very innovative of arithmetic study. each one article is designed to be learn in a single sitting and to be available to a basic viewers.

There can be different content material. There are 50 pictorial 'visions of arithmetic' which have been provided based on an open demand contributions from IMA individuals, Plus readers and the global arithmetic neighborhood. you are going to additionally discover a sequence of "proofs" of Phythagoras's Theorem - mathematical, literary and comedy - after this, you are going to by no means give some thought to Pythagoras an analogous means back.

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