Book:W.W. Sawyer/Mathematician's Delight

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W.W. Sawyer: Mathematician's Delight

Published $1943$, Pelican.


Contents

part i The Approach to Mathematics
1. The Dread of Mathematics
2. Geometry -- The Science of Furniture and Walls
3. The Nature of Reasoning
4. The Strategy and Tactics of Study
part ii On Certain Parts of Mathematics
5. Arithmetic
6. How to Forget the Multiplication Table
7. Algebra -- the Shorthand of Mathematics
8. Ways of Growing
9. Graphs, or Thinking in Pictures
10. Differential Calculus -- the Study of Speed
11. From Speed to Curves
12. Other Problems of Calculus
13. Trigonometry, or How to Make Tunnels and Maps
14. On Backgrounds
15. The Square Root of Minus One