Inspirerande odysséer om matematik

Det publiceras fler och fler inspirerande och välskrivna böcker om matematik.  Två nya exempel uppmärksammas i den engelska tidningen The Economist.

The Number Mysteries: A Mathematical Odyssey Through Everyday Life. Av Marcus du Sautoy ...

Here’s Looking at Euclid: A Surprising Excursion Through the Astonishing World of Math. Av Alex Bellos ...

Those of a mathematical inclination will enjoy both these books. So too will many who never “got” the subject at school or suffered as a result of dull and uninspiring teaching. Maths is fundamental to the world we live in, and these clear, entertaining introductions to the subject deserve to be read by those prepared to put unhappy memories behind them, and discover how and why that is the case.

Squaring a circle. For numberphiles and numberphobes ...