# Book:David Acheson/1089 and all that

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## David Acheson:

## David Acheson: *1089 and all that*

Published $\text {2002}$, **Oxford**

- ISBN 0-19-851623-1.

### Subject Matter

- A step-by-step buildup, at an elementary level, to a fully-explained demonstration of Euler's Identity $e^{i\pi} = -1$.

### Contents

- 1 1089 and All That
- 2 'In Love with Geometrie'
- 3 But ... that's Absurd ...
- 4 The Trouble with Algebra
- 5 The Heavens in Motion
- 6 All Change!
- 7 On Being as Small as Possible
- 8 'Are We Nearly There?'
- 9 A Brief History of $\pi$
- 10 Good Vibrations
- 11 Great Mistakes
- 12 What is the Secret of All Life?
- 13 $e = 2.718 \ldots$
- 14 Chaos and Catastrophe
- 15 Not Quite the Indian Rope Trick
- 16 Real or Imaginary?

- Suggestions for Further Reading
- The
*1089 and All That*Website - Acknowledgments
- Picture Credits
- Index

## Critical View

*One of the best books ever.*