Contents vii
Chapter 28. Zero: An Undeservedly Underrated Number 109
Chapter 29. I Love to Count! 112
Chapter 30. Genius Autodidact: The Indian Mathematician
Ramanujan 118
Chapter 31. I Hate Mathematics Because. . . 121
Chapter 32. The Traveling Salesman: A Modern Odyssey 124
Chapter 33. Squaring the Circle 127
Chapter 34. A Step into the Infinite 134
Chapter 35. Mathematics in Your CD Player 139
Chapter 36. The Logarithm: A Dying Breed 142
Chapter 37. Prizeworthy Mathematics 145
Chapter 38. Why Axioms of All Things? 148
Chapter 39. Proof by Computer? 151
Chapter 40. The Lottery: The Small Prizes 155
Chapter 41. Formulas = Concentrated Thought 158
Chapter 42. Endless Growth 161
Chapter 43. How Do Quanta Compute? 165
Chapter 44. Extremes! 169
Chapter 45. Infinitely Small? 172
Chapter 46. Mathematical Observations at the Fire
Department 176
Chapter 47. The First Mathematical Proof Is 2,500 Years
Old 179
Chapter 48. There Is Transcendence in Mathematics,
Though It Has Nothing to Do with Mysticism 183
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