# (FREE) [Magnificent Mistakes in Mathematics] AUTHOR Alfred S. Posamentier

- Hardcover
- 300
- Magnificent Mistakes in Mathematics
- Alfred S. Posamentier
- English
- 19 October 2018
- 9781616147471

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characters Magnificent Mistakes in Mathematics Summary Magnificent Mistakes in Mathematics 108 Alfred S. Posamentier ¹ 8 Free download Intriguing stories about mistakes in mathematics in this layperson's guide to mathematical principles In another example the authors show that when we prove that every triangle is isosceles we are violating a concept not even known to Euclid that of betweenness And if we disregard the time honored Pythagorean theorem this is a misuse of the concept of infinity Even using correct procedures can sometimes lead to absurd but enlightening results. 510 P8552 2013

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characters Magnificent Mistakes in Mathematics Summary Magnificent Mistakes in Mathematics 108 Alfred S. Posamentier ¹ 8 Free download Reuiring no than high school level math competency this playful excursion through the nuances of math will give you a better grasp of this fundamental all important science Veteran math educators demonstrate how some magnificent mistakes had profound conseuences for our understanding of mathematics' key concepts In the nineteenth century English mathematician William Shanks spent fifteen years calculating the value of pi setting a record for. Challenging fascinating

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characters Magnificent Mistakes in Mathematics Summary Magnificent Mistakes in Mathematics 108 Alfred S. Posamentier ¹ 8 Free download The number of decimal places Later his calculation was reproduced using large wooden numerals to decorate the cupola of a hall in the Palais de la Découverte in Paris However in 1946 with the aid of a mechanical desk calculator that ran for seventy hours it was discovered that there was a mistake in the 528th decimal place Today supercomputers have determined the value of pi to trillions of decimal places This is just one of the amusing and. This book was a disappointment that did not live up to the advance hype The hype is exemplified by the first paragraph of the blurb which ends Veteran math educators demonstrate how some magnificent mistakes had profound conseuences for our understanding of mathematics key concepts I did not find any of the mistakes leading to any worthwhile conseuences The Library Journal Review uotes Harold D Shane Mathematics Emeritus Baruch Coll CUNY Many of the errors are clever and instructive some are repetitive and uninteresting only a few should be designated as magnificent VERDICT This volume could be useful to a teacher of mathematics as a source of examples that can hammer home important concepts Beyond that it will have a limited readership The following summary of the book is also from the Shane review510 Mathematics a compendium of mathematical errors arranged by topic into five chapters Only the first on errors made by eminent mathematicians has much narrative Here we see number theoretic conjectures that were based upon a few examples and a lot of wishful thinking In Chapter Two the authors address errors in arithmetic based mostly upon misunderstandings of notations Chapter Three deals with algebraic errors primarily caused by inadvertent division by zero or the introduction of extraneous roots In Chapter Four we have errors in geometric proofs mostly arising from deliberately misleading diagrams The final chapter deals with probability showing mistakes made by confusing the concepts of conditionality independence and mutual exclusivity of events