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# A Slice of Pi: All the Maths You Forgot to Remember from School

by
Liz Strachan

From the Difference Engine to magic squares and from the Fibonacci rabbits to Fermat's Last Theorem, this book features the weird world of numbers, imaginary, real or infinite.

Hardcover, 176 pages

Published
October 1st 2009
by Constable & Robinson
(first published January 1st 2009)

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I'd say it's worthy of rereading so I could better retain some of the knowledge.

Jul 12, 2011
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This review was written by Lee Sorensen and posted by Lizzy Mottern

My father, a math enthusiast who knew how to make any algebra homework take twice as long, ended every explanation to his decidedly non-mathematical son with the summation, “numbers are magic.” More like alchemy to my mind, but regardless, numbers are the only mysticism I trust. If you’re a mathematic pedestrian like myself—but still enjoy the walk—I recommend A Slice of Pi. It’s a stroll to the spooky side of numbers that the so ...more

My father, a math enthusiast who knew how to make any algebra homework take twice as long, ended every explanation to his decidedly non-mathematical son with the summation, “numbers are magic.” More like alchemy to my mind, but regardless, numbers are the only mysticism I trust. If you’re a mathematic pedestrian like myself—but still enjoy the walk—I recommend A Slice of Pi. It’s a stroll to the spooky side of numbers that the so ...more

Maths is one of the purest subjects out there with many mysteries to ...more

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I am not a math person. The sight of numbers brings anxiety and nausea. But I thought it would be great to stretch myself. This book is full of very short chapters covering famous mathmaticians, quirky math facts and fun puzzles. I will not forget that Pythagorean did not like beans. I was fascinated and challenged. I experienced vulgar fractions and enjoyed Fibonacci rabbits. It's a great book to pick up and read a bit and put down to pick up again.

Not really worth a buy, but entertaining nonetheless.

It is only a very thin book with many useful details.

it is the type of book which will help you calculate mentally. No more calculators for simple algebra and arithmetic.

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