The Number Mysteries Marcus du Sautoy
  • Title: The Number Mysteries
  • Author: Marcus du Sautoy
  • ISBN: 9780007278626
  • Page: 294
  • Format: Hardcover
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    About Marcus du Sautoy


    1. Marcus Peter Francis du Sautoy, OBE is the Simonyi Professor for the Public Understanding of Science and a Professor of Mathematics at the University of Oxford.


    818 Comments


    1. Cute book about the magic of numbers The author is a well regarded mathematician and a Professor of Mathematics at the University of Oxford, so his credentials are impeccable He is also a great popularizer of the mathematical sciences, and this book is well written with passion and enthusiasm, with clear and lucid explanations and brilliant examples My relatively low rating does not reflect so much the intrinsic value of this book, but the value I personally got out of it unfortunately the book [...]

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    2. An interesting look at how mathematics can help explain everyday situations Unfortunately the digital Kindle edition doesn t make it easy to follow the examples It also appears at times that the author becomes to enad of the mathematical explanations making hard to follow the writing.

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    3. Marcus du Sautoy, the Simonyi Professor for the Public Understanding of Science and Professor of Mathematics at the University of Oxford, is the author of this delightful book The book is really two books in one a traditional math popularization and the second is a nontraditional reference book.The book is written in five chapters Each chapter takes a topic, develops its background, shares multiple examples and culminates in the statement of one of the Clay Institute challenges These challenges [...]

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    4. An interesting read, at times unputdownable, at other times impenetrable du Sautoy clearly loves his subject, and his passion consistently comes through the pages It s when he gets into the meat of the maths that he sometimes struggles to bring his level down quite far enough for the layman to really enjoy Certainly don t regret reading it, but not sure I d read another.

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    5. Perhaps I ve read too many books about neuroplasticity, but I didn t find anything in this book groundbreaking Here s the brain care in a nutshell get 7 8 hours of sleep each night, be physically active, eat good fat and stimulate your brain.

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    6. The overall review when I purchased this said 3.69 However, I felt that the book truely deserves than that For everyone of us, there would have always been that question What is the real life application of that math concept I too had this intriguingly curious question and was in pursuit of books that would help me New to teaching basic math for undergraduate students, I myself wanted to know a lot of anecdotes from history where math was properly applied for the success of groups There were so [...]

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    7. I picked this up cheap having listened to and enjoyed his Brief History of Mathematics podcast through BBC Radio 4 bbc podcasts series He s so enthusiastic and likeable that he really puts across the love of his subject.So, despite disliking maths with a passion and having major number block at the best of times I still gave it a read It s a fun, lightweight and fairly superficial introduction to some mathematical fields, generally clear to follow with some nice historical anecdotes To be honest [...]

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    8. An interesting read about the magic of numbers The author is a mathematician and is obviously passionate about the topic which is always nice to see conveyed in the printed word There were some nice little historical stories on the origins of some concepts or the lives of mathematicians that were really interesting and which I will incorporate into my maths classes so gaining teaching resources is always a bonus.There was a LOT of soccer references in this book, which for me started to getting f [...]

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    9. I have a new celebrity crush, and he is Marcus du Sautoy This man s skill at showing us how to enjoy math as than calculation is tough to beat He embraced being the butt of the joke in Lewis Black s History of the Joke His History of Mathematics series on BBC Radio was an excellent introduction to the titans of his art He helped Dara O Briain show how fun and funny math can be on School of Hard Sums One can t argue with his commitment.The Number Mysteries was highly readable, though there are a [...]

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    10. Similar to another recent book Nine Algorithms That Changed the Future The Ingenious Ideas That Drive Today s Computers , this book focuses on the four of the six unsolved mathematical Millennium Prize Problems, with one chapter per Variations and discussions of the math and importance of these problems is very accessible to the average reader The illustrations help illustrate the concepts and shapes discussed A fifth chapter describes the Poincar conjecture, only mentioning Grigori Perelman s p [...]

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    11. This started out strong, appealing to the commonplace use of mathematics as in the practical limitations on geometric shapes and also in delving into the patterns or lack thereof of prime numbers.I was even interested in the use of math in the realm of coding, both historically and currently.But I also feel like it lost some of its flow as it went too deep into the actual calculations of certain explanations I know that sounds contradictory when it s a book about math, but I had hoped that it wo [...]

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    12. A well written, refreshing read about maths and some of the unsolved problems remaining du Sautoy gradually explains complex theorems with skill, building up from simple ideas, and illustrates the progression to mind bending concept with plenty of clear examples A little wandering at times, but the tangents are always interesting, and help to flesh out the subject matter All in all, a good non fiction read for anyone interested in maths or science, especially if you haven t studiedthe subject to [...]

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    13. I initially felt the tone of the book was a bit simplistic and probably aimed at a younger audience, but in simplicity there is clarity also Ideas such as what a torus shaped universe looks like and the reason the Mersenne prime formula works have been explained to me before, but reading this book was the first time I really got them.I would have liked if there was a further reading section, and sone of the diagrams and illustrations were a bit crap, but overall an enlightening read.

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    14. Interesting but superficial and the subject matter is scattered enough that it s ultimately forgettable I m never sure who the targets audience is for books like this it s obviously geared towards someone who is terrible at math, but those aren t the kind of people who are willingly going to read a book about math And anyone who has an average understanding of math will be constantly bored by the junior high level explanations It s a mystery to me.

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    15. Would give it 3.5 but then again, it gets rounded off Good read for a weekend Really interesting bits The author is really passionate about bringing out the joys of mathematics Pop stuff really But a really good read if you re interested in the subject s application in day to day life I m off now Wayne Rooney just hit a wonderful volley and I need to appreciate how fast he does calculations in his head to bring out that beautiful strike.

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    16. I liked this book Fun math puzzles and math concepts explained in an easy way I m hesitant to recommend this book though Seems like a very small potential audience You d need to be A Interested in math B comfortable enough to not be discouraged and C not versed enough to already have seen these math concepts I fell into this demographic but I m not sure how many other people would.

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    17. Even though it sounds like a wise afterwards, I have to say, if I read this book or this kind of style in Maths, I would be good at my major Financial Forecasting and Investment and anything else relating to the numbers and models This book is great enough to lure a people who dislike maths at all to fall in love with the natural science I recommend it to everyone

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    18. Started off well and then interest tapered off Got a bit complicated and I have a background in math Even with that it also seemed a bit scattered and unorganized Like poirot says there was little method and order At least about halfway through the book.

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    19. Marcus is brilliantly enthusiastic There is a good book, with lots to do inside, however I think it does not work so well as a cover to cover read A lot of what was in there I suppose I had heard from him before, but at the same time I did not want to skip over it.

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    20. I thought the premise of the book seemed very interesting and I like maths but this just did not grab me I got bored and gave up It may have been to do with the large focus on geometry which is not my interest but I also found the writing style unengagin

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    21. Quite nicely written, but if you re looking for an amazing book on mathematics along these lines, I d stick with Alex s Adventures in Numberland Here s Looking at Euclid Just not quite as entertaining, nor as thought provoking The section on Prime Numbers was well presented though.

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    22. Read this after hearing Marcus talk on Absolute Radio Felt the book went through waves of interest levels but by the end of it I was looking forward to re reading it The kindle edition did make it difficult to follow some of the quizzes.

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    23. Comparado con los dos primeros libros de la coleccion, un pelda o por debajo Un libro mas bien divertido, curioso, y sin las pretensiones de los primeros numeros primos y simetrias.

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    24. Interesting and didactic book to keep up basic Mathematics with good examples and exercises.

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    25. I really enjoyed this book I didn t understand all of it, but learned lots of new things Very British, and fun.

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    26. interesting book but got a little too complicated for me.

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    27. Really enjoyed this Can t claim to have understood it fully but it was challenging and fun.

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    28. I had no idea until reading this that discoveries made by Euler and Fermat were used so extensively to protect information on line Interesting stuff.

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