The Universal Book of Mathematics
Cover of the first edition
|August 11, 2004|
|Media type||Print (Hardcover and Paperback) and audio-CD|
The Universal Book of Mathematics: From Abracadabra to Zeno's Paradoxes (2004) is a bestselling book by British author David Darling.
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.
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.
Problems and Puzzles mentioned in the book have been discussed and debated several times by several major mathematicians.
- 1st edition, Wiley, 2004, ISBN 0471270474
- 2nd edition ("Updated and expanded"), Wiley, 2006, ISBN 0374292795
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