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By Z. A. Melzak

Many texts emphasize generality and summary rules on the price of concreteness; this article treatments that universal mistake, stressing formal manipulations, intuitive allure, and ingenuity. A two-volume remedy in one binding, it supplements ordinary arithmetic classes, utilizing actual analogies, encouraging challenge formula, and supplying problem-solving methods.
Since it addresses subject matters of various complexity—from number-multiplication video games and different leisure arithmetic to the zeros of the Riemann zeta functionality and the presumed transcendence of Euler's constant—this quantity can be utilized by way of readers of each history. novices will locate it a resource of invaluable ideas and topics no longer often taught in general classes. they are going to additionally notice connections among probably unrelated elements of arithmetic. skilled mathematicians can depend on the booklet as a resource of difficulties and data on branches past their specialties. different professionals—theoretical physicists and chemists, engineers, numerical analysts, and laptop scientists—will additionally give some thought to it a important reference.

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