## Mathematics For The Million: How To Master The Magic Of Numbers"It makes alive the contents of the elements of mathematics."—Albert EinsteinTaking only the most elementary knowledge for granted, Lancelot Hogben leads readers of this famous book through the whole course from simple arithmetic to calculus. His illuminating explanation is addressed to the person who wants to understand the place of mathematics in modern civilization but who has been intimidated by its supposed difficulty. Mathematics is the language of size, shape, and order—a language Hogben shows one can both master and enjoy. |

### Contents

PROLOGUE | 9 |

MATHEMATICS IN REMOTE | 33 |

THE GRAMMAR OF SIZE | 75 |

EUCLID AS A SPRINGBOARD | 118 |

NUMBER LORE IN ANTIQUITY | 167 |

THE RISE AND DECLINE | 205 |

THE DAWN OF NOTHING | 243 |

MATHEMATICS FOR | 294 |

THE GEOMETRY OF MOTION | 343 |

LOGARITHMS AND | 402 |

THE CALCULUS OF NEWTON | 454 |

THE ALGEBRA OF | 521 |

THE ALGEBRA OF CHOICE | 551 |

TABLES | 616 |

ANSWERS TO SOME OF | 634 |

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