11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Excellent book but beware of the Kindle edition
, 10 Jan. 2011
This review is from: An Imaginary Tale: The Story of i [the square root of minus one] (Kindle Edition)
As with most of the other reviews I found this book very interesting with lots of intriguing detail and no desire to avoid the maths.
Nahin's book "Dr Euler's Fabulous Formula" can be similarly recommended.
A word of warning. I made the mistake of buying the Kindle edition which is poorly typeset and has very low quality graphics used to render the equations. Typical of examples I have found so far are a multiplication sign replaced by a minus sign, square root symbol replaced by a "V" and so on. All of this interferes with the flow of thought while reading and I am reasonably sure does not exist in the paper version.
The 5 star rating is for the author's intended version of the book and certainly not for the Kindle production of it.
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