An Invitation to Mathematics
by Arnold Dresden
Publisher: H. Holt and Company 1936
Number of pages: 453
Mankind may be in a better position to deal with the baffling problems which confront it in the modern world if an understanding of mathematics were the rule rather than the exception. The author's aim is to give a reader who has but little knowledge of the technique of mathematics, an insight into the character of at least some of the important questions with which mathematics is concerned, to acquaint him with some of its methods, to lead him to recognize its intimate relation to human experience and to bring him to an appreciation of its unique beauty.
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by William F. White - The Open Court Publishing Company
The tendency to select the problems and illustrations of mathematics mostly from the scientific and commercial activities of today, is one with which the writer is in accord. Moreover, amusement is one of the fields of applied mathematics.
by Philip E. B. Jourdain - T. C. & E. C. Jack
There is no real reason why, with patience, an ordinary person should not understand what mathematicians do, why they do it, and what mathematics is. The purpose of this little volume is to show how and why mathematical methods grew up.
by Larry Zafran - CreateSpace
The book starts with a review of basic arithmetic, followed by basic operations, negative numbers, fractions, decimals, percents, and basic probability and statistics. The material is explained conversationally and in plain English.
by Mary Everest Boole - C. W. Daniel
Contents: From Arithmetic To Algebra; The Making of Algebras; Simultaneous Problems; Partial Solutions, Elements of Complexity; Mathematical Certainty; The First Hebrew Algebra; How to Choose Our Hypotheses; The Limits of the Teacher's Function; etc.