## see also

**Math Games** (15)

## e-books in Popular Mathematics category

**The Nature of Mathematics**

by

**Philip E. B. Jourdain**-

**T. C. & E. C. Jack**,

**1919**

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.

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**357**views)

**A Mathematicians Miscellany**

by

**J. E. Littlewood**-

**Methuen And Company Limited**,

**1953**

Anyone open to the idea of looking through a popular book on mathematics should be able to get on with this one. It contains pieces of technical mathematics; these can all be skipped without prejudice to the rest, and a coherent story will remain.

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**587**views)

**An Invitation to Mathematics**

by

**Arnold Dresden**-

**H. Holt and Company**,

**1936**

The author's aim is to give a reader an insight into the character of the important questions with which mathematics is concerned, to acquaint him with some of its methods, and to lead him to recognize its intimate relation to human experience.

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**810**views)

**The Manual of Mathematical Magic**

by

**Peter McOwan**-

**Queen Mary, University of London**,

**2010**

Manual of Mathematical Magic is packed full of magical miracles to impress and entertain your friends. The secrets behind street magic, close-up and stage tricks are explained clearly with instructions and videos to help you perform them perfectly.

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**990**views)

**Mathematical Discovery**

by

**A.M. Bruckner, B.S. Thomson, J.B. Bruckner**-

**ClassicalRealAnalysis.com**,

**2011**

This text is intended for a course introducing the idea of mathematical discovery, especially to students who may not be particularly enthused about mathematics as yet. The students could actually participate in the discovery of mathematics.

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**5100**views)

**Analysis of Puzzles**

by

**Umesh Nair**,

**2006**

The goal of this work is to try to find the most general solution to many popular puzzles for which we normally heard only the particular problem. These mathematical puzzles often require specialized knowledge in some branch of Mathematics.

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**5842**views)

**The World of Mathematics**

by

**Philipp Legner**-

**Mathigon**,

**2012**

The book showcases how fascinating mathematics can be, by explaining some of the most interesting mathematical ideas to children and the general public. Diagrams, videos, slideshows, problems and interactive games let the content come to life.

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**8554**views)

**A Scrap-Book of Elementary Mathematics**

by

**William F. White**-

**The Open Court Publishing Company**,

**1908**

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.

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**5425**views)

**An Introduction to Mathematics**

by

**A. N. Whitehead**-

**Williams & Northgate**,

**1911**

This distinguished book is an introduction to a series of mathematical concepts, a history of their development, and a concise summary of how today's reader may use them. An expertly written book by a brilliant man, filled with valuable insights.

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**4187**views)

**The Solution of the Pyramid Problem**

by

**Robert Ballard**-

**John Wiley & Sons Ltd.**,

**1882**

With the firm conviction that the Pyramids of Egypt were built and employed for one special and important purpose of the greatest utility, I find it necessary to endeavor to determine the proportions and measures of one of the principal groups.

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**4343**views)

**Mathematical Omnibus: Thirty Lectures on Classic Mathematics**

by

**Dmitry Fuchs, Sergei Tabachnikov**-

**American Mathematical Society**,

**2007**

This book will be of interest to anyone who likes mathematics, from high school students to accomplished researchers. We do not promise an easy ride: it will take a considerable effort from the reader to follow the details of the arguments.

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**7830**views)

**A Second Course in Mathematics Concepts for Elementary Teachers**

by

**Marcel B. Finan**-

**Arkansas Tech University**,

**2006**

Topics: Integers; Rational Numbers; Real Numbers; Functions and their Graphs; Misleading Graphs and Statistics; Measures of Central Tendency and Dispersion; Probability; Basic Geometric Shapes and Figures; Symmetry of Plane Figures; etc.

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**6378**views)

**A First Course in Mathematics Concepts for Elementary School Teachers**

by

**Marcel B. Finan**-

**Arkansas Tech University**,

**2006**

Problem-solving is the cornerstone of school mathematics. The techniques discussed in this book should help you to become a better problem solver and should show you how to help others develop their problem-solving skills.

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**12984**views)

**A Cultural Paradox: Fun in Mathematics**

by

**Jeff Zilahy**-

**Feedbooks**,

**2010**

This book is ideal for students who need a little push to get motivated, and also great for scientists and those in the math community that like to be in-the-know on relevant and current topics. Perfect as an accompaniment to any science class.

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**10548**views)

**Shadows of the Truth: Metamathematics of Elementary Mathematics**

by

**Alexandre Borovik**-

**American Mathematical Society**,

**2010**

Metamathematics of elementary mathematics. This book can be viewed as a sequel to Mathematics under the Microscope, but with focus shifted on mathematics as it was experienced by children (well, by children who became mathematicians).

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**6741**views)

**Arithmetic for Engineers**

by

**Charles B. Clapham**-

**Chapman & Hall**,

**1925**

This book is an endeavour to treat the elementary portions of Practical Mathematics in a thorough and practical manner and with a sufficient amount of engineering application, suitable for elementary students of technical schools and for home study.

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**11662**views)

**Elements of Applied Mathematics**

by

**Cobb Herbert E.**-

**Ginn and Company**,

**1911**

This book of problems is the result of the endeavor to make the instruction in mathematics of real service in the training pf pupils for their future work. We connected all our mathematics with the work in the shops and laboratories.

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**7086**views)

**The Game of Logic**

by

**Lewis Carroll**-

**MacMillan**,

**1887**

This is a short text Carroll wrote to introduce children to logical reasoning, specifically set logic. The text does a good job of explaining basic logical theory in a way that children can understand. A great brain teaser for readers of all ages.

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**9266**views)

**Mathematical Essays and Recreations**

by

**Hermann Schubert**-

**The Open Court Publishing**,

**1898**

The mathematical essays in this volume are by one of the most successful teachers and text-book writers of Germany. The essays are full of suggestions for elementary mathematical teachers and students, as well as for non-mathematical readers.

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**6570**views)

**Math Made a Bit Easier: Basic Math Explained in Plain English**

by

**Larry Zafran**-

**CreateSpace**,

**2009**

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.

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**10402**views)

**Practical Mathematics**

by

**Cargill Gilston Knott**-

**Chambers**,

**1914**

The aim has been to illustrate the use of mathematics in constructing diagrams; in measuring areas, volumes, strengths of materials ; in calculating latitudes and longitudes on the earth's surface ; and in solving similar problems.

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**7515**views)

**Practical Mathematics for Beginners**

by

**Frank Castle**-

**Macmillan and co**,

**1905**

From the table of contents: Arithmetic; Plane Geometry; Algebra; British and Metric Units; Logarithms; Slide Rule; Ratios; Use of Squared Paper; Mensuration. Area of Parallelogram. Triangle. Circumference of Circle. Area of a Circle; etc.

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**15857**views)

**Philosophy and Fun of Algebra**

by

**Mary Everest Boole**-

**C. W. Daniel**,

**1891**

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.

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**7737**views)

**Mathematics at the Edge of the Rational Universe**

by

**Christopher Cooper**-

**Macquarie University**,

**2008**

This book will take you on a journey to the extreme regions, just before the point where logic breaks down. It discusses the impossible, the infinite, the unimaginable, the uncomputable and the undecidable. Our motivation will be that of an explorer.

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**9064**views)

**Symbolic Logic**

by

**Lewis Carroll**-

**Macmillan and co**,

**1897**

Here you see Carroll the mathematician at his playful best. This isn't about modern symbolic logic but about ways of expressing classical logic with symbols. It's loaded with amusing problems to delight any mathematical puzzler.

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**8545**views)

**Elementary Mathematics**

by

**W W L Chen, X T Duong**-

**Macquarie University**,

**1999**

Basic algebra, matrices, trigonometry, indices and logarithms, polynomial equations, inequalities and absolute values, progressions, counting techniques, complex numbers, functions and lines, introduction to differentiation and integration.

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**9508**views)

**Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions**

by

**Edwin A. Abbot**-

**Seeley and Co.**,

**1884**

The book gives some accessible and charming explanations of geometry and physics for the curious non-mathematician. Flatland imagines a two-dimensional world inhabited by sentient geometric shapes who think their planar world is all there is.

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**13659**views)

**Mathematical Measures, Mathematical Pleasures, Mathematical Treasures**

by

**Stephen Clark**-

**Lulu.com**,

**2008**

The book for people of all ages and abilities, an attempt to bring mathematics and geometry to everyone in a simple manner. Do you know what a square root is? What is an irrational number? Can you explain the Pythagorean Theorem?

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**10880**views)