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Vedic Math Demystified : Math Made Simple

Vedic Math Demystified : Math Made Simple

| March 31, 2012 | 0 Comments

Today let’s have a look at something unique – a book about Vedic mathematics. For those of you who have no idea what Vedic math is, it’s an ancient system of Indian Mathematics which was rediscovered from the Vedas between 1911 and 1918 by Sri Bharati Krsna Tirthaji. Al Vedic mathematics is based on sixteen Sutras, or word-formulae. […]

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The Thirteen Books of The Elements

The Thirteen Books of The Elements

| March 11, 2012 | 0 Comments

Here we have one of the most important books throughout the history of math called “The Thirteen Books of The Elements” by Euclid. It’s basically a collection of translated thirteen books by Euclid, where he discuses the most important definitions and axioms of the so called Euclidian geometry. It is the oldest axiomatic deductive treatment of mathematics and […]

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Game Theory 101: The Basics

Game Theory 101: The Basics

| March 11, 2012 | 0 Comments

Today we’re going to look at something a little bit more unique. “Game Theory 101: The Basics” as you might guess, is a book that looks at the theoretical side of the game theory.  For some reason books on game theory are very popular these days. Well perhaps there’s something charming about finding the best […]

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The Princeton Companion to Mathematics

The Princeton Companion to Mathematics

| March 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

I think the best description of “The Princeton Companion to Mathematics” is an encyclopaedia of mathematics. It’s a heroic attempt to keep abstract concepts to a minimum and convey the breadth, depth and diversity of mathematics in one huge tome. It is impressive and well written guide to the world of mathematics and every mathematics enthusiast should have […]

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The Music of the Primes

The Music of the Primes

| March 10, 2012 | 1 Comment

Marcus Du Sautoy can be called a pioneer of popular mathematics — he is one of the few hosts, who actually brought popularity to mathematics documentaries. Just a decade ago it was really hard to find a good mathematics documentary, but today there is a number of great documentaries that reach the quality standart of the  leading science […]

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The Math Book: From Pythagoras to 57th Dimension

The Math Book: From Pythagoras to 57th Dimension

| March 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

So today let’s take a look at a book called “The Math Book: From Pythagoras to 57th dimension” by  Clifford A. Pickover. It’s a a great book which tells the story of mathematics by discussing the greatest discoveries of mathematics throughout the history. So let’s take a closer look.   Basic Info Paperback: 528 pages Publisher: Sterling; Reprint […]

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The Golden Ratio

The Golden Ratio

| March 10, 2012 | 1 Comment

Here we have a book by Mario Livio called “The Golden Ratio: The Story of Phi, The Most Astonishing Number”. It’s a book about the mathematical and philosophical meaning of one of the most mysterious and important numbers – phi – the golden ratio. It’s clear that there is an important relationship between nature and […]

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Secrets of Mental Math

Secrets of Mental Math

| March 10, 2012 | 1 Comment

Math is an amazing subject. I mean just think about it, what other subject looks so boring and hard at first, but then gets magical when you really get to know it? But that’s not all, mathematics is also highly useful. It is used in physics, business studies, economics and etc. But guess what, you can even […]

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