About this book
Subtitled "From Pythagoras to the 57th Dimension, 250 Milestones in the History of Mathematics". An accessible and fascinating book that unravels the mysteries and beauty of mathematics. includes facts about scientists' lives and real-world applications of the theorems. This begins millions of years ago with ancient 'ant odometers' and moving through time to our modern-day quest for new dimensions, via the discovery of pi, calculus and the butterfly effect.
Beginning millions of years ago with ancient "ant odometers" and moving through time to our modern-day quest for new dimensions, this title covers 250 milestones in mathematical history. It helps readers learn about: cicada-generated prime numbers, magic squares from centuries ago, the discovery of pi and calculus, and the butterfly effect.