Tony Crilly is a Reader in Mathematical Sciences at Middlesex University, having previously taught at the University of Michigan, the City University in Hong Kong and the Open University. His principal research interest is the history of mathematics, and he has written and edited many works on fractals, chaos and computing. He is the author of the acclaimed biography of the English mathematician Arthur Cayley.
Introduction. Zero. Number systems. Fractions. Squares and square roots. Pi e. Infinity. Imaginary numbers. Primes. Perfect numbers. Fibonacci numbers. Golden rectangles. Pascal's triangle. Algebra. Euclid's algorithm. Logic. Proof. Sets. Calculus. Constructions. Triangles. Curves. Topology. Dimension. Fractals. Chaos. The parallel postulate. Discrete geometry. Graphs. The four-colour problem. Probability. Bayes's theory. The birthday problem. Distributions. The normal curve. Connecting data. Genetics. Groups. Matrices. Codes. Advanced counting. Magic squares. Latin squares. Money mathematics. The diet problem. The travelling salesperson. Game theory. Relativity. Fermat's last theorem. The Riemann hypothesis. Glossary. Index.