By Sam Parc

Sit back: nobody is aware technical arithmetic with no long education yet all of us have an intuitive take hold of of the tips in the back of the symbols.

To have a good time the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of the Institute of arithmetic and its functions (IMA), this ebook is designed to show off the wonderful thing about arithmetic - together with photographs encouraged by means of mathematical difficulties - including its unreasonable effectiveness and applicability, with out frying your brain.

The booklet is a set of fifty unique essays contributed by way of a large choice of authors. It includes articles via the very best expositors of the topic (du Sautoy, Singh and Stewart for instance) including unique biographical items and articles of relevance to our daily lives (such as Spiegelhalter on possibility and Elwes on clinical imaging). the themes coated are intentionally various and contain recommendations from uncomplicated numerology to the very leading edge of arithmetic examine. each one article is designed to be learn in a single sitting and to be available to a basic audience.

There is usually different content material. There are 50 pictorial 'visions of mathematics' which have been provided in accordance with an open demand contributions from IMA individuals, Plus readers and the global arithmetic group. You'll additionally discover a sequence of "proofs" of Phythagoras's Theorem - mathematical, literary and comedy - after this, you'll by no means examine Pythagoras an analogous approach back.

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