This book is richly illustrated, including rare prints from the author's own collection. Trigonometric Delights will change forever our view of a once dreaded subject.
The Joy of Pi by David Blatner
Publication Date: 1997-12-01
No number has captured the attention and imagination of people throughout the ages as much as the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter. The author explores the many facets of pi and humankind's fascination with it, from the ancient Egyptians and Archimedes to Leonardo da Vinci and the modern-day Chudnovsky brothers, who have calculated pi to eight billion digits with a homemade supercomputer. Pi-inspired cartoons, poems, limericks, and jokes offer delightfully "square" pi humor. And, to satisfy even the most exacting of number jocks, the first one million digits of pi appear throughout the book. A tribute to all things pi, The Joy of pi is sure to foster a newfound affection and respect for the big number with the funny little symbol.
Number Theory with Applications by James A. Anderson; James M. Bell
Publication Date: 1996-10-11
This text presents a logical development of number theory, focusing on the axiomatic development of number theory, showing how to prove theorems and understand the nature of number theory. Drawing applications from physics, statistics, computer science, mathematics, astronomy, cryptography and mechanics, this book features extensive worked examples which illustrate many number theory patterns.