Readership: This book is designed to make mathematics accessible, interesting and entertaining to the
non-expert: it will appeal to interested lay readers, school teachers, parents, and mathematics, physics, engineering, and computer science students from ages fifteen to fifty.
David Acheson, Fellow, Jesus College, Oxford
"Thought provoking." - THES
"Popular maths is not easy to do, but David Acheson has really achieved it with this pocket-sized gem of a book." - Brian Clegg, Popular Science
1: 1089 and All That
2: "In Love with Geometrie"
3: But ... that's Absurd ...
4: The Trouble with Algebra
5: The Heavens in Motion
6: All Change!
7: On Being as Small as Possible
8: "Are We Nearly There?"
9: A Brief History of pi
10: Good Vibrations
11: Great Mistakes
12: What is the Secret of All Life?
13: e=2.718 ...
14: Chaos and Catastrophe
15: Not Quite the Indian Rope Trick
16: Real or Imaginary?
1089 and All That on OUP website Elementary Fluid Dynamics on OUP website From Calculus to Chaos on OUP website