Mathematics for the Million – Lancelot Hogben ***. June 20, This is one of the strangest maths books you are ever likely to encounter. Written in the s. Mathematics for the Million has ratings and 20 reviews. Taking only the most elementary knowledge for granted, Lancelot Hogben leads readers of this. “It makes alive the contents of the elements of mathematics.”—Albert Einstein. Taking only the most elementary knowledge for granted, Lancelot Hogben leads .

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Reshu rated it it was amazing May 16, May 06, hyacinth rated it it was ok. February 23, at For its mathematical content, I would certainly recommend the book mathejatics any budding mathematician.

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Guillaume Moussard on Circulation: It seems to be devised as a self-teach textbook of the future as seen from the sthrowing away the strictures of the rigid teaching approach of that period for something that is more approachable.

Science has made enormous progress since the Stone Age and mathematics is the tool that allowed such progress.

I like the way the Author presents the concepts historically. It has pages. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Feb 20, Loow added it. The striking thing lajcelot the book is that the mathematics is presented from the outset as an historical development.


Aug 21, Odilon Simoni rated it really liked it. HPM Newsletter history and pedagogy of mathematics.

Mathematics for the Million

His illuminating explanation is addressed to the person who wants to understand the place of mathematics in modern civilization but who Popular posts from this blog Quantum Mathematice Math for the layman, written in ‘s. I would recommend this to homeschoolers and others who want to expand their knowledge of both mathematics and its history.

The Hogben archive is housed at Birmingham University. It’s telling of the way popular science was considered in the period that apparently the author delayed publication as he was up for election to Fellowship of the Royal Society, which back then was dead against science popularisation. Both spoke against the hogbben fashionable idea of eugenics.

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Mathematics for the Million – Lancelot Hogben ***

Nov 02, Brandon rated it liked it Recommends it for: Thanks for telling us about the problem. Lancelot Hogben never intended this to be a fun read to pootle through just for the sake of it. He explains why this was such a puzzle to the Ancient Greeks, and how the puzzle can be elegantly and simply solved by present-day, grade-school mathematical expressions and a simple graphical diagram.


To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Taking only the most elementary knowledge for granted, Lancelot Hogben leads readers of this famous book through the whole course from simple arithmetic to calculus. Lancelot Hogben is And the reward is a number of delights, including milliom instruction from the British Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries on how to lay out a right fkr for a plantation of fruit trees:.

Mathematics for the Million: How to Master the Magic of Numbers

Norton Company first published March Lists with This Book. This isn’t an easy affair, though some readers out there are probably laughing a I actually really enjoy this book but the first time this book was given to me I passed it on to a friend who is much more math loving and math inclined than I.

First published in and reprinted several times since, Hogben’s book took everybody’s worst subject and explained it in a way that made it comprehensible to the average person. Email required Address never made public.

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