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One to Nine

One to Nine (Paperback)

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What Lynn Truss did for grammar in Eats, Shoots & Leaves, Andrew Hodges has done for mathematics. In One to Nine, Hodges, one of Britain's leading biographers and mathematical writers, brings numbers to three-dimensional life in this delightful and illuminating volume, filled with illustrations, which makes even the most challenging math problems accessible to the layman. Starting with the puzzle of defining unity, and ending with the recurring nines of infinite decimals, Hodges tells a story that takes in quantum physics, cosmology, climate change, and the origin of the computer. Hodges has written a classic work, at once playful but also satisfyingly instructional, which will be ideal for the math aficionado and the Sudoku addict, as well as the life of the party.

Science & MathematicsMathematicsScience & MathematicsScience: general issuesPopular science Publisher: Short Books Ltd Publication Date: 01/07/2008 ISBN-13: 9781906021269  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Andrew Hodges is best known as the author of Alan Turing: The Enigma, the story of the extraordinary British computer pioneer and codebreaker, which the New Yorker recently described as 'one of the finest sceintific biographies ever written.' He is also active in research into fundamental physics, a colleague of Roger Penrose, and a Fellow of Wadham College, Oxford University.

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