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By Sam Parc, Dara O Briain

Sit back: nobody knows technical arithmetic with no long education yet all of us have an intuitive clutch of the guidelines in the back of the symbols. To have fun the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of the Institute of arithmetic and its functions (IMA), this e-book is designed to exhibit the wonderful thing about arithmetic - together with photographs encouraged by means of mathematical difficulties - including its unreasonable effectiveness and applicability, with out frying your mind.

The e-book is a suite of fifty unique essays contributed through a large choice of authors. It comprises articles through the very best expositors of the topic (du Sautoy, Singh and Stewart for instance) including unique biographical items and articles of relevance to our daily lives (such as Spiegelhalter on possibility and Elwes on clinical imaging). the themes lined are intentionally varied and contain ideas from uncomplicated numerology to the very leading edge of arithmetic study. every one article is designed to be learn in a single sitting and to be available to a common viewers.

There is usually different content material. There are 50 pictorial 'visions of arithmetic' that have been provided in line with an open demand contributions from IMA individuals, Plus readers and the global arithmetic group. you are going to additionally discover a sequence of "proofs" of Phythagoras's Theorem - mathematical, literary and comedy - after this, you are going to by no means consider Pythagoras an identical method back.

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Source A longer version of this article appeared in Mathematics Today in February 2011. pigs didn’t fly but swine flu | 29 CHAPTER 8 Bill Tutte: Unsung Bletchley hero chris budd A lan Turing, whose centenary was celebrated in 2012, is rightly applauded as the man who both played a major role in cracking the German Enigma code during the Second World War and also as being one of the fathers of modern electronic computing (see also Chapter 48 for his less well-known contribution to biology). However, he was not the only code breaker working at the secret establishment in Bletchley Park.

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