Unknown Quantity: A Real and Imaginary History of Algebra Prime Obsession taught us not to be afraid to put the math in a math book. Unknown Quantity heeds the lesson well. So grab your graphing calculators, slip out the slide rules, and buckle up! John Derbyshire is introducing us to algebra through the ages—and it promises to be just what his die-hard fans have been waiting... Introduction to Geometric Computing Although geometry has been a flourishing discipline for millennia, most of it has seen either no practical applications or only esoteric ones. Computing is quickly making much of geometry intriguing not only for philosophers and mathematicians, but also for scientists and engineers. What is the core set of topics that a practitioner needs to study...
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