Mathematics for the General Reader

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2017-04-19
  • Publisher: Dover Publications

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"A first-class mathematician's lucid, unhurried account of the science of numbers from arithmetic through the calculus." — James R. Newman, The World of Mathematics.
This highly accessible introduction to mathematics is geared toward readers seeking a firm grasp of the essentials of mathematical theory and practice. The treatment also offers a concise outline of mathematical history and a clearer notion of why mathematicians do what they do.
Author E. C. Titchmarsh, who served for many years as Savilian Professor of Geometry at Oxford University, begins with counting and the fundamentals of arithmetic. He guides readers through the complexities of algebra, fractions, geometry, irrational numbers, logarithms, infinite series, complex numbers, quadratic equations, trigonometry, functions, and integral and differential calculus. Titchmarsh's graceful, fluid style helps make complicated topics easier to grasp, and his inclusion of numerous examples will prove especially helpful to readers with little or no background in mathematics.

Author Biography

British mathematician Edward Charles Titchmarsh (1899–1963) was Savilian Professor of Geometry at the University of Oxford from 1932 to 1963 and the author of several books in advanced mathematics, including Introduction to the Theory of Fourier Integrals and The Theory of the Riemann Zeta-Function.

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