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QED: Beauty in Mathematical Proof (Q.E.D.) (Wooden Books Gift Book) Paperback – Import, November 1, 2006
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- Publisher : Wooden Books (November 1, 2006)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 64 pages
- ISBN-10 : 190426350X
- ISBN-13 : 978-1904263500
- Item Weight : 2.75 ounces
- Dimensions : 4.92 x 0.28 x 6.1 inches
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If there is a criticism, it is the over-emphasis on geometry over other types of math. But the geometric illustrations are very attractive and educational, so ultimately this was not such a bad thing. I don't think you'll find anything about Heisenberg in this book, it is more introductory than that, but does a good job of pushing beginners onto a new plateau of understanding. A lot of math is about geometry, after all, I started thinking.
As for the whole series, I found even the Stonehenge version of the wooden books was very cleverly constructed, and attractive.
some must be re-read as in any math book. When the proof is finally understood, the
effect is breathtaking clarity. The book can be read on several levels. Some proofs are
not proofs at all, but require extensions by the reader, but the key concepts are still
not quite on the level of selected proofs one finds in Wm. Dunham's "Journey through Genius"
(available from Amazon), are OK. Not totally splendid, but OK, given the intended audience.
What torpedos the little volume is the regrettable inanities on page 46, "Possible Impossibilities".
What an unfortunate set of assertions! At least to me. So disturbing that there is no way I can
place this slim volume next to my four excellent Dunham books (all purchased from Amazon.
All reviewed by me elsewhere.)
I am returning the book to Amazon.
Naf Los Altos CA
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Great little book to explain some mathematical concepts.