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Table of Contents

1: 1089 and All That2: "In Love with Geometrie"3: But ... that's Absurd ...4: The Trouble with Algebra5: The Heavens in Motion6: All Change!7: On Being as Small as Possible8: "Are We Nearly There?"9: A Brief History of pi10: Good Vibrations11: Great Mistakes12: What is the Secret of All Life?13: e=2.718 ...14: Chaos and Catastrophe15: Not Quite the Indian Rope Trick16: Real or Imaginary?

About the Author

David Acheson is Emeritus Fellow in Mathematics at Jesus College, Oxford. He was awarded a National Teaching Fellowship in 2004 for his 'outstanding contributions to teaching and learning', and was President of the Mathematical Association for 2010-11. He gives many popular maths lectures to the general public, of all ages, and these often end with a short demonstration of maths applied to the electric guitar. He is also author of From Calculus to Chaos (OUP 1997) and Elementary Fluid Dynamics (OUP 1990).

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Review from previous edition: '1089 and All That is an instant classic... an inspiring little masterpiece.' - Mathematical Association of America "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

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