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An enjoyable ramble,
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This review is from: Seventeen Equations that Changed the World (Kindle Edition)
Britain will I should declare but I have a degree in mathematics so my review is likely to be coloured by that. This book takes you through 17 equations, giving a short introduction to the equations, a description of why they are important and then for each one a lovely rambling story of occasions where the equation might be important or higher was discovered with a little bit of mathematical history thrown in. Like many popular books on mathematics the narrative often brings you to the point of deepening your understanding, but then pulls away. So from the book was a little disappointing. However I would recommend that for anyone who has an interest in mathematics but maybe not much training, and who wants to improve their mathematical literacy. The best thing about book is the broad range of topics covered in the various chapters.