A Passion for Mathematics PDF Book by Clifford A. Pickover

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A Passion for Mathematics - Numbers, Puzzles, Madness, Religion, and the Quest for Reality

Name of Author

Clifford A. Pickover

 Language of Book

 English

 Size of Book

  2 MB

Total Pages 

 100

Category of Book

Educational


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A Passion for Mathematics PDF Book by Clifford A. Pickover, A Passion for Mathematics Book PDF, Clifford A. Pickover Book A Passion for Mathematics, A Passion for Mathematics PDF Download. In each chapter, 

1. Numbers, History, Society, and People

In which we encounter religious mathematicians, mad mathematicians. famous mathematicians, mathematical savants, quirky questions, fun trivia, brief biographies, mathematical gods, historical oddities, numbers and society, gossip, the history of mathematical notation, the genesis of numbers, and "What if?" questions.

2. Cool Numbers

In which we encounter fascinating numbers and strange number sequences. We'll explore transcendental numbers, octonions, surreal numbers, obstinate numbers, cyclic numbers, Vibonacci numbers, perfect numbers, automorphic numbers, prime numbers, Wilson primes, palindromic primes, Fibonacci primes, Sophie Germain primes, Baxter-Hickerson primes, star-congruent primes, narcissistic numbers, amenable numbers, amicable numbers, p-adic numbers, large palindromes, factorions, hyperfactorials, primorials,

palindions and hyperpalindions, exotic-looking formulas for, the Golay Rudin-Shapiro sequence, the wonderful Pochhammer notation, and famous and curious math constants (such as Liouville's constant, the Copeland Erdös constant, Brun's constant, Champernowne's number, Euler's gamma, Chaitin's constant, the Landau-Ramanujan constant, Mills's constant, the golden ratio, Apéry's constant, and constants even more bizarre).

3. Algebra, Percentages, Weird Puzzles, and Marvelous Mathematical Manipulations III

In which we encounter treasure chests of zany and educational math problems that involve algebra, fractions, percentages, classic recreational puzzles, and various types of mathematical manipulation. Some are based on issues that are more than a thousand years old. Others are brand new. Get ready to sharpen your pencils and stretch your brains!

4. Geometry, Games, and Beyond

In which we explore tiles, patterns, position problems, arrays, Venn diagrams, tic-tac-toe, other games played on boards, Königsberg bridges, catenaries, Loyd's and Dudeney's puzzles, Sherck's surface, magic squares, lituuses, inside-out Mandelbrot sets, the Quadratrix of Hippias, hyperspheres, fractal geese, Schmidhuber circles, Pappus's Arbelos, Escher patterns, and chess knights.

5. Probability: Take Your Chances 

In which we explore casinos, logic, guessing, decisions, combinations, permutations, competition, possibilities, games involving choice, monkeys typing Hamlet, Benford's law, combinatorics, alien gambits, Rubik's Cubes, card shuffles, marble mazes, nontransitive dice, dangerous movements of air molecules, the board game of the gods, and the tunnels of death and despair.

6. Big Numbers and Infinity

In which we explore very large numbers, the edges of comprehension, infin ity, the Funnel of Zeus, the infinite gift, the omega crystal, the Skewes num ber, the Monster group, Göbel's number, the awesome quattuordecillion, the Erdös-Moser number, Archimedes' famous Cattle Problem," classic para doxes, Gauss's "measurable infinity," and Knuth's arrow notation.

7. Mathematics and Beauty 

In which we explore artistic forms generated from mathematics-delicate fungi, twenty-second-century cityscapes, fractal necklaces and seed pods, alien devices, and a rich panoply of patterns that exhibit a cascade of detail with increasing magnifications.


 A Passion for Mathematics Summary

A Passion for Mathematics is an educational, entertaining trip through the curiosities of the math world, blending an eclectic mix of history, biography, philosophy, number theory, geometry, probability, huge numbers, and mind-bending problems into a delightfully compelling collection that is sure to please math buffs, students, and experienced mathematicians alike.

In each chapter, Clifford Pickover provides factoids, anecdotes, definitions, quotations, and captivating challenges that range from fun, quirky puzzles to insanely tricky problems. Readers will encounter mad mathematicians, strange number sequences, obstinate numbers, curious constants, magic squares, fractal geese, monkeys typing Hamlet, infinity, and much more. A Passion for Mathematics will feed readers’ fascination while giving them problem-solving skills a great workout! A Passion for Mathematics PDF Book by Clifford A. Pickover, A Passion for Mathematics Book PDF, Clifford A. Pickover Book A Passion for Mathematics, A Passion for Mathematics PDF Download.


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