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Tracing the evolution of mathematics over the course of two millennia, Significant Figures will educate and delight aspiring mathematicians and experts alike.
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By Jacques Dolan on 01-25-18
Great stories, math made accessible to the novice
Where does Significant Figures rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
I like this audiobook most, because I think it is inspiring to people who like mathematics. Several other nonfiction audiobooks in similar areas are interesting, but many of the mathematical ones stop short of detail that illustrates how ingenious or special some of the mathematical thinkers were. I like that the ideas are here, they are accessible, but they aren't too watered down.
What was one of the most memorable moments of Significant Figures?
I learned a lot about integrable tops. It was fascinating to me how Kovalevskaya came into the picture.
Which character – as performed by Roger Clark – was your favorite?
I think Ramanujan's story is my favorite.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
Yes, for sure, although I had to pause it occasionally to look up great mathematicians or mathematical ideas to get more detail (Poincare and topology especially).
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