“Few mathematicians today have the ability to write about math more entertainingly, with greater enthusiasm and clarity, than Calvin Clawson. A splendid introduction to the great ideas of mathematics, their powerful magic, and their intricate, mysterious beauty.” –Martin Gardner

Mathematical Sorcery

Table of Contents

Introduction

CHAPTER 1   Early Counting

CHAPTER 2  The Incredible Greeks

CHAPTER 3   Mathematical Proofs

CHAPTER 4   Passing the Torch

CHAPTER 5   Opening the Door

CHAPTER 6   Functions

CHAPTER 7   Stretching Space

CHAPTER 8   Extending the Form

CHAPTER 9   Isaac Newton

CHAPTER 10   Calculus

CHAPTER 11   Speculations on the Nature of Mathematics

Endnotes

Index