Everything we see around us, from the everyday to the most transcendental, is indecipherable without mathematics: the secret base of the digital world, the proportions in art and beauty, the foundations of logic and reason…
Mathematics can be beautiful
With this collection of 60 issues you will be seduced by the findings of the greatest minds of all time:
Pythagorus of Samos, Euclid – father of geometry, fractals of Benoit Mandelbrot, Fermat’s last theorem, Riemann’s surfaces, Gauss curvature, Euler’s notational systems, the final proof by Andrew Wiles...
The major themes of mathematics at your fingertips
Mathematics is one of the oldest sciences, which has been developing throughout history, constantly evolving and influencing our daily lives. The major themes of mathematics have become central issues in the history of our thinking.
Issues - click a cover to find out more
The Golden Ratio
Mathematicians, spies and hackers
When straight lines become curves
The sect of numbers
- 1. The Golden Ratio: The mathematical language of beauty
- 2. Mathematicians, Spies and Hackers: coding and cryptography
- 3. Prime Numbers: A long road to infinity
- 4. When Straight Lines become Curves : non-Euclidean geometry
- 5. The Sect of Numbers: Pythagoras' theorem
- 6. Secrets of the Number Pi: Why is it impossible to square the circle?
- 7. Fermat's Enigma: three centuries of mathematical challenge
- 8. Prisoners with Dilemmas and Dominant Strategies: game theory
- 9. A New Way of Seeing the World: fractal geometry
- 10. Underground Maps and Neural Networks: the theory of graphs
- 11. The Fourth Dimension: is our universe the shadow of another?
- 12. Harmony is Numerical: music and mathematics
- 13. Absolute Certainty and Other Fictions: the secrets of statistics
- 14. The truth is the limit: infinitesimal calculus
- 15. From the Abacus to the Digital Revolution: algorithms and computing
- 16. Playing with the Senses: art through mathematical eyes
- 17. On the Other Side of the Mirror: symmetry in mathematics
- 18. An Endless Discovery: mathematical infinity
- 19. Mortgages and Equations: mathematics of the economy
- 20. Creativity in Mathematics: how a marvellous mind works
- 21. Notable Numbers: 0, 666 and other numerical beasts
- 22. The Dream of Reason: mathematical logic and its paradoxes
- 23. The Thousand Faces of Geometric Beauty: the polyhedra
- 24. The Conquest of Chance: probability theory
- 25. Fleeting Ideas, Eternal Theorems: great problems in mathematics
- 26. The Dream of the Perfect Map. Cartography and mathematics
- 27. The Poetry of Numbers. The role of beauty in mathematics
- 28.The Mathematics of Life. Numbers in biology and ecology
- 29. Curious curves. Ellipses, hyperbolae and other geometric marvels
- 30. Cosmic calculations. Astronomy and mathematics
- 31. The Secret Life of Numbers: curious topics in mathematics
- 32. The Butterfly and the Tornado: chaos theory and climate change
- 33. Minds, Machines and Mathematics: artificial intelligence and its challenges
- 34. The Art of Counting: combinatorial analysis and enumeration
- 35. Until Algebra do us Part: group theory and its applications
- 36. Distorting and Transforming Shapes: Mathematical topology
- 37. Women in Mathematics: From Hypatia to Emmy Noether
- 38. Getting the Measure of the World: Calendars, lengths and mathematics
- 39. Mathematical Network: International groups and congresses
- 40. Planet Mathematics: A numerical journey around the world
- 41. The Sphere which wanted to be Infinite: measurement paradoxes
- 42. A Mathematical Journey from the Particle to Everything: the mathematics of gases
- 43. Are there Unsolvable Problems?: Mathematics, complexity and computing
- 44. The Endless Mosaic: tessellations and drawings on the plane
- 45. When Mathematics goes to the Polls: decision processes
- 46. e for Extraordinary: history and applications of the constant e
- 47. Easy or Difficult?: teaching and learning mathematics
- 48. Mathematical Bits: data theory and communications
- 49. Mathematics on the Front Page: statistics and averages
- 50. The Mathematical Seriousness of Games: from chess to graphs
- 51. Book 51
- 52. Book 52
- 53. Book 53
- 54. Book 54
- 55. Book 55
- 56. The Book 56
- 57. Book 57
- 58. Book 58
- 59. Book 59
- 60. Book 60
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