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The Resource Benjamin Franklin's numbers : an unsung mathematical odyssey, Paul C. Pasles

Benjamin Franklin's numbers : an unsung mathematical odyssey, Paul C. Pasles

Label
Benjamin Franklin's numbers : an unsung mathematical odyssey
Title
Benjamin Franklin's numbers
Title remainder
an unsung mathematical odyssey
Statement of responsibility
Paul C. Pasles
Title variation
Benjamin Franklins numbers
Title variation remainder
an unsung mathematical odyssey
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Paul Pasles reveals a side of the iconic statesman, scientist, and writer that few Americans know -- his mathematical side. In fact, Franklin indulged in many areas of mathematics, including number theory, geometry, statistics, and economics. Franklin's genius for numbers includes the math behind his hugely popular Poor Richard's Almanac and much more! Optional math problems challenge readers to match wits with the bespectacled Founding Father himself. Written for a general audience, this book assumes no technical skills beyond basic arithmetic. -- Description by the publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
252756
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1968-
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Pasles, Paul C.
Dewey number
510.92
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
QA24
LC item number
.P37 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Franklin, Benjamin
  • Mathematics
  • Magic squares
  • Mathematical recreations
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
an unsung mathematical odyssey
Label
Benjamin Franklin's numbers : an unsung mathematical odyssey, Paul C. Pasles
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
The book Franklin never wrote -- A brief history of magic -- Almanacs and assembly -- Interlude: philomath math -- Publisher, theorist, inventor, innovator -- A visit to the country -- The mutation spreads (adventures among the English) -- Circling the square -- Newly unearthed discoveries -- Legacy
Control code
ocm77486019
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
254 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780691129563
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006102508
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
(OCoLC)77486019
Label
Benjamin Franklin's numbers : an unsung mathematical odyssey, Paul C. Pasles
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
The book Franklin never wrote -- A brief history of magic -- Almanacs and assembly -- Interlude: philomath math -- Publisher, theorist, inventor, innovator -- A visit to the country -- The mutation spreads (adventures among the English) -- Circling the square -- Newly unearthed discoveries -- Legacy
Control code
ocm77486019
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
254 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780691129563
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006102508
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
(OCoLC)77486019

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