The final lecture illustrates how getting the right point of view is important in obtaining a good understanding of any subject. Background and objectives; the golden ratio, Fibonacci's numbers, squares and electric circuits. Compound figures, Kepler and Poinsot, Archimedean and non-convex figures; the drawings of Escher and Dali. Topology, colouring problems, the torus and Mobius band; the Klein bottle and real projective plane.
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If you are enrolled on the Certificate of Higher Education you need to indicate this on the enrolment form but there is no additional registration fee. Having read mathematics at Trinity College, Cambridge, John has principally worked on the design of computer languages for high integrity applications such as process control, avionics, and railway signalling.
To show that geometrical concepts can be both fun and fruitful in gaining a deeper understanding of the physical world. The author's infectious enthusiasm is put to use in explaining many of the key concepts in the field, starting with the Golden Number and taking the reader on a geometrical journey via Shapes and Solids, Circles and Spheres, Projective Geometry and Topology, into and out of the Fourth Dimension, and finishing up with Einstein's Theories of Relativity. Aimed at a general readership, and requiring only a basic understanding of mathematics, the text uses examples such as soap bubbles to make accessible complex subjects such as Chaos and Fractals, Steiner's porism and Soddy's Hexlet.
It includes a wealth of the author's own diagrams and illustrations, of which several are in stereo. As well as material based on the lectures themselves, including sets of exercises, the book features a number of appendices that cover related topics and provide further reading and information. Equally ideal as an educational gift for a youngster or as a nostalgic journey back into the world of mathematics for older readers, John Barnes' book is the perfect antidote for anyone whose maths lessons at school are a source of painful memories.
Where once geometry was a source of confusion and frustration, Barnes brings enlightenment and entertainment. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?
Based on a series of lectures for adult students, this lively and entertaining book proves that, far from being a dusty, dull subject, geometry is in fact full of beauty and fascination. The author's infectious enthusiasm is put to use in explaining many of the key concepts in the field, starting with the Golden Number and taking the reader on a geometrical journey via Shapes and Solids, through the Fourth Dimension, finishing up with Einstein's Theories of Relativity. Aimed at a general readership, the text makes accessible complex subjects such as Chaos and Fractals.
It includes a wealth of the author's own illustrations and features appendices on related topics.www.saralphotography.com/wp-includes/25/744.php
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Equally suitable as a gift for a youngster or as a nostalgic journey back into the world of mathematics for older readers, John Barnes' book is the perfect antidote for anyone whose maths lessons at school are a source of painful memories. Read more Read less. Review From the reviews: Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: Share your thoughts with other customers. Write a customer review. Showing of 2 reviews. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews.
Aimed at a general readership, and requiring only a basic understanding of mathematics, the text includes a wealth of the author's own diagrams and illustrations, of which many are in stereo.
Equally ideal as an educational gift for a youngster or as a nostalgic journey back into the world of mathematics for older readers, John Barnes' book brings enlightenment and entertainment. Mr Barnes' principal achievements have been in the area of computer programming language design. This was widely used in the s and 80s for process control in the UK, the Netherlands and South Africa. It still lingers in use in a number of systems eg the Thames Barrier.
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He was a member of the Ada language design teams. Ada is widely used in safety critical applications such as those found in defence systems generally, avionics, air traffic control and railroad signalling. He has published eight books: Programming in Ada, Addison-Wesley, Programming in Ada 95, Addison-Wesley, High Integrity Ada, Addison-Wesley, Ada 95 Rationale, Springer-Verlag, High Integrity Software, Addison-Wesley, Programming in Ada , Addison-Wesley, Ada Rationale, Springer-Verlag, Programming in Ada went through four editions and was translated into six other languages.
Revised versions are entitled Programming in Ada 95 and Programming in Ada Combined total sales of these books are over , Mr Barnes has given many lectures and tutorials on various aspects of programming. Although moving towards retirement he still gives occasional lectures including lectures for postgraduate courses at the University of York.
'Gems of geometry'
He has published many papers, this list gives just two from his early career in ICI, a milestone paper when Ada emerged, and a pair of recent reflective papers. An algorithm for solving non-linear equations based on the secant method, The Computer Journal, vol 8, no 1 April An overview of Ada, Software Practice and Experience, vol 10, pp Half a century of programming and not much progress, Software Focus, vol 2, no 1 Half a century of programming and a spark of light, Software Focus, vol 2, no 2 Recently, he has rediscovered an interest in mathematics and has given a number of courses at the University of Reading as part of their Continuing Education program.
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