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Fun with Maths and Physics : Brain Teasers Tricks Illusions Hardcover – 1988

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Product Details

  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: MIR Publishers, Moscow (1988)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 5030000259
  • ISBN-13: 978-5030000251
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 6.8 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,292,514 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I LOVED this book - it was lent to me by a neighbor and I did the unthinkable - never returned it! In its place, I did buy the lady a whole lot of other books...
This book is ABSOLUTELY essential for everyone - whether you like maths/science or hate maths/science or are indifferent to maths/science. Or to the wonders of the world. For everyone who thinks a scientist understands a rainbow too well to fall in love with it.
The book teaches you in the oldest, best way possible - through stories & anecdotes ans puzzles - to open your mind to everything around you. When you wonder next why a flame goes up, or how to do the magician's tablecloth trick, or how to fool your 8-year old cousin, or how to ALWAYS win in a game of odds'n'evens, how chess was invented, or how long to wait for a bus. It's not just laboratory science, but also party tricks and philosophical questions which lead to the first principles of scientific thought - to question Everything around you, and then to figure out the answers.
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By A Customer on April 2, 2000
This is one of those old fashioned books written in a pre-electronic age. Though the book was written for audience of a century ago, the book is very readable to this day. The translation of the book from the original Russian version is flawless and captures the early twentieth-century sense of excitement about physics. The book contains many anecdotes taken from history, for instance the author narrates the story of Chelyuskin disaster to illustrate the principle of Bernoulli's principle. This book makes for an interesting reading and can be read at leisure without a break in flow over the weekend afternoons.
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