The Universal Book of Mathematics

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The Universal Book of Mathematics: From Abracadabra to Zeno's Paradoxes
Cover of the first edition
Author David Darling
Country United States
Language English
Subject Mathematics
Publisher Wiley
Publication date
August 11, 2004
Media type Print (Hardcover and Paperback) and audio-CD
Pages 400
ISBN 0471270474

The Universal Book of Mathematics: From Abracadabra to Zeno's Paradoxes (2004) is a bestselling book by British author David Darling.

Summary[edit]

The book is presented in a dictionary format. The book is divided into headwords, which as the title suggests, run from Abracadabra to Zeno's paradoxes.

The book also provides relevant diagrams and illustrations.

Errors[edit]

The first edition of the book had several errors which were fixed in later editions. Several famous scientists have sent in corrections to the author of the book. These include Warren Johnson and Freeman Dyson.[1]

Reception[edit]

The book has been praised by several sources, such as BoingBoing.[2]

The book and its author have also been praised by British newspaper The Independent.[3]

Problems and Puzzles mentioned in the book have been discussed and debated several times by several major mathematicians.[4]

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