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By Gunter M. Ziegler

The topic of arithmetic isn't anything far-off, unusual, and summary so you might simply study about—and usually dislike—in tuition. it's in daily occasions, equivalent to housework, communications, site visitors, and climate stories. Taking you on a visit into the area of arithmetic, Do I count number? tales from Mathematics describes in a transparent and desirable approach the folks at the back of the numbers and the areas the place arithmetic is made.

Written by way of best scientist and fascinating storyteller Günter M. Ziegler and translated via Thomas von Foerster, the e-book offers arithmetic and mathematicians in a way that you've now not formerly encountered. It courses you on a scenic journey throughout the box, declaring which beds have been important in developing which theorems and which notebooks checklist the prizes for fixing specific difficulties. Forgoing esoteric components, the textual content relates arithmetic to celebrities, historical past, shuttle, politics, technological know-how and expertise, climate, shrewdpermanent puzzles, and the longer term.

  • Can bees count?

  • Is thirteen undesirable luck?

  • Are there equations for everything?

  • What’s the true useful price of the Pythagorean Theorem?

  • Are there Sudoku puzzles with fewer than 17 entries and only one solution?

  • Where and the way do mathematicians work?

  • Who invented proofs and why will we want them?

  • Why is there no Nobel Prize for mathematics?

  • What form of lifestyles did Paul Erdős lead?

Find out the solutions to those and different questions during this wonderful booklet of news. You’ll see that everybody counts, yet no computation is needed.

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