The Book of Numbers Corrected Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0387979939
ISBN-10: 038797993X
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The Book of Numbers lets readers of all levels of mathematical sophistication (or lack thereof) understand the origins, patterns, and interrelationships of different numbers. Whether it is a visualization of the Catalan numbers or an explanation of how the Fibonacci numbers occur in nature, there is something in here to delight everyone. The diagrams and pictures, many of which are in color, make this book particularly appealing and fun. A few of the discussions may be confusing to those who are not adept mathematicians; those who are may be irked that certain facts are mentioned without an accompanying proof. Nonetheless, The Book of Numbers will succeed in infecting any reader with an enthusiasm for numbers.

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The authors are well known to both academic and recreational mathematicians?Conway for inventing the "game of life" and discovering surreal numbers and Guy as the editor of the "Unsolved Problems" section in American Mathematical Monthly. They also coauthored the classic Winning Ways for Your Mathematical Plays (Academic, 1982). This popularization of number theory looks like another classic. Though number theory does not lend itself to fun and games, the authors take such joy in the order and patterns of numbers that you can't help being fascinated by what is actually a fairly difficult subject. A combination of clear verbal explanations, wonderfully clever diagrams, and equations (for the real mathematicians) make sometimes complicated numerical concepts accessible to those "without particular mathematical background" (i.e., who are not at least graduate students in mathematics). The material is simplified but not dumbed down. A bridge to understanding and appreciating higher mathematical concepts, this book could appeal to anyone from a mathematically sophisticated high school student to a university mathematics professor.?Amy Brunvand, Univ. of Utah Lib., Salt Lake City
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Product details

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Copernicus; Corrected edition (March 16, 1995)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 319 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 038797993X
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0387979939
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 1.57 pounds
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 6.14 x 0.75 x 9.21 inches
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3.0 out of 5 stars An amazing book under a low quality hardcover
Reviewed in the United States on September 30, 2019
This is an amazing book. A marvel in my humble oppinion!. I continuously get it in public or private libraries. This book is printed by Copernicus, and inprint of Springer-Verlang. Normally, this book is with perfect cover. All the editions in library are using Hardcover or Case bound: "Standard binding used for hardcover books. Several different types to choose from, but typically involves inside pages being sewn together in sections. These are then glued to end papers which are glued to covers spine.." Then, now I decided to buy this book in hardcover(case bound), in order to have this marble in my personal library.
My surprise is this book is using a low quality cover named Tape Bound, a low price type of cover. Is there any difference? yes! the future of the book is compromised, because this case can break due the lack of flexibility. On the other side, this low quality case do not have a good affordance, as for example, to read the book while standing up.
Quality of paper for the pages of the book is compromised too: the current edition is using traditional photocopy paper bound that affects the resolution and quality of letters, while the original/traditional editions in public and private libraries are in high quality paper.
I feel like I received a copy of a book made in illegal places for photocopies. I feel I do not received and original copy.
I attached a photo of the original binding compared with the binding this seller send to me.
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Carlos
5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating for the mathematically curious
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5.0 out of 5 stars Un ottimo libro per chi ama i numeri
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Karsten Meyer
5.0 out of 5 stars Eine erstklassige Einführung in Zahlentheorie und Algebra
Reviewed in Germany on July 3, 2002
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