Ted Mooney

 
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Love and Math by Edward Frenkel
Love and Math by Edward Frenkel
19 of 36 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Love and Math Frankel, 12 Oct 2013
I bought this book after a very favourable review in New Scientist. The review lauded this book as a great introduction to mathematics for the reader new to mathematics and looking for a good book to introduction to the subject. The author goes to great lengths to assure the reader that this is a book which will inspire the amateur mathematician. Alas! it does anything but that. If any book is more likely to put the beginner off mathematics it is this one. First of all it covers the most obscure and advanced mathematical concepts and discusses them in a manner that only the most experienced would understand. To get the best out of this book would require a knowledge of maths that goes way… Read more
Calculus Made Easy - Being a Very-Simplest Introdu&hellip by Silvanus Phillips Thompson
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Why aren't all maths books as good is this. Never has a finer book been written on Calculus. I heartily recommend this book to all who want to know the beauty and simplicity of Calculus. It is esseential for the beginner and equally so for the expert. 'A' level students need this book.
Ted Mooney
Language of Mathematics: Schl.e by Frank William Land
Language of Mathematics: Schl.e by Frank William Land
3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
This book was a great dissapointment to me. It acheived good reviews frrom amongst others Marcus Du Sautoy who claimed it had a great influence on his attraction to mathematics. I found the book confusing. It jumped from being over simplistic to over complex; introducing formulae from nowhere, which were never explained. It is also extremely dated dwelling largely on imperial standards and measurements. It also dwells on historical units which may be interesting but of little value today. Reflecting the pre 1960 era, it would now be classed as overtly racist and this perhaps explains why it is now out of print. I doubt if any publisher would re print it unedited. The market price for this… Read more

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