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# Q.E.D.: Beauty in Mathematical Proof

Q.E.D. presents some of the most famous mathematical proofs in a charming book that will appeal to nonmathematicians and math experts alike. Grasp in an instant why Pythagoras's theorem must be correct. Follow the ancient Chinese proof of the volume formula for the frustrating frustum, and Archimedes' method for finding the volume of a sphere. Discover the secrets of pi an
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Hardcover, 64 pages

Published
May 1st 2004
by Walker Books

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*Elements*, Eratosthenes' calculation of the circumference of the Earth, Archimedes' find that the volume of a sphere is two-thirds that of the smallest cylinder containing it, toppling dominoes, the infinite staircase and much more: this little book delves into some of the most famous theorems and shows us the beautiful world of mathematical proof.

Quod erat demonstrandum, indeed.

*I am a Strange Loop,*which was more about consciousness and mathematics.

QED was a cool read, but I will be rereading it, or finding another cool math book next time I get the urge.

Every sorcerer needs this book, or one like it.

Apr 07, 2007
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This wooden book series is great. This is my favorite because I love visual and auditory patterns that mix together with mathmatics. It all started wtih the Golden Braid and since then, I keep looking for books that tie everything together.

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