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The Moscow Puzzles: 359 Mathematical Recreations

The Moscow Puzzles: 359 Mathematical Recreations

| March 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

When it comes to puzzle books (and puzzles in general) they either bore me to death or keep me hooked for a long time. And now that I mention it I don’t recall that many puzzle books that were actually really good. However, among the few gems, which kept me interested for quite some time, […]

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Heavenly Mathematics: The Forgotten Art of Spherical Trigonometry

Heavenly Mathematics: The Forgotten Art of Spherical Trigonometry

| February 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

Glen Van Brummelen is a Canadian historian of mathematics specializing in historical applications of mathematics to astronomy and his newest book is titled “Heavenly Mathematics: The Forgotten Art of Spherical Trigonometry”. Following the traditions of his previous book “The Mathematics of the Heavens and the Earth“, Glen Van Brummelen delves deep into the history of […]

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The Drunkard’s Walk by Leonard Mlodinow

The Drunkard’s Walk by Leonard Mlodinow

| February 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

Leonard Mlodinow, an American theoretical physicist, has quite an impressive collection of authored books. It includes such books as The Grand Design, Subliminal: How Your Subconscious Mind Rules Your Behavior, A Briefer History of Time and Feynman’s Rainbow. So it’s no wonder that one of his books appeared in a high 2nd position of our Top […]

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Math Study Skills Workbook (PDF Included)

Math Study Skills Workbook (PDF Included)

| September 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

Math Study Skills Workbook by Paul D. Nolting is a great book for those seeking to improve their math grades. It’s a relatively short (136 pages) guide on how to improve your study habits, reduce math and test anxiety and much more.  And, to be honest, it’s one of the best no-nonsense study skill guides I’ve […]

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Math Goes to Movies

Math Goes to Movies

| August 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

I bet you’re thinking what kind of title is that, but actually there’s a lot of math related stuff in movies. Movies like Pi, Beautiful Mind, Stand and Deliver and even Die Hard have some amazing math-related moments, which are analysed in the book. However, it is well known that many movies also have a lot of bogus mathematics. […]

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Alan Turing: The Enigma The Centenary Edition

Alan Turing: The Enigma The Centenary Edition

| June 5, 2012 | 0 Comments

The ideas of a British mathematician and scientist Alan Turing have shaped the computer science of today. And it’s not an exaggeration, as back in 1936 when Turing was only 24 years old, he laid the foundations for the computer and in turn for the computer science. But Alan Turing is an even more interesting […]

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The Universe in Zero Words

The Universe in Zero Words

| May 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

“The Universe in Zero Words: The Story of Mathematics as Told through Equations” is an interesting book that tells the story of mathematics by discussing the essential equations, which have shaped mathematics, physics, economics and other fields. It’s quite a unique concept when you think about it, as most of the times popular science and […]

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An Imaginary Tale: The Story of i

An Imaginary Tale: The Story of i

| May 28, 2012 | 2 Comments

One of the most mysterious concepts in mathematics is the square root of -1 usually noted i. Even a primary school students know that if you square either a positive or a negative number the result will come out to be positive. But what about a negative number? It seems that there’s no way to […]

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