I can not find the book.

Posted by Anonymous , 2 August 2009

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29 thoughts on “Dimensions in mathematics”
  1. Darn! and I wanted to get the book for aa Christmas present for my son!

    Posted by Sarah in Philadelphia ,

  2. i think it’s a different book

    i will read this

    and what’s a shame

    i wont this book(DIMENSIONS IN MATEMATICS)(I want it)

    Posted by b in b ,

  3. The book in the novel may be based in part on “Mathematics — From the Birth of Numbers,” written by the late Swedish author Jan Gullberg and published in 1997. See http://www.amazon.com/Mathematics-Birth-Numbers-Jan-Gullberg/dp/039304002X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1273581115&sr=1-1. It fits Larsson’s description of the book as “a history of mathematics,” “a brick” (over 1,000 pages), “not strictly a textbook,” and “written by an author who was both pedagogical and able to entertain the reader with anecdotes and astonishing problems”.

    Posted by Boreal ,

  4. Gullberg… mmm… sometime, somewhere I have heard this name before… :)

    Posted by Mmac in Genoa ,

  5. Here’s another comprehensive “History of Mathematics” by Boyd and updated by others including Isaac Asimov…this seems more in line with the fictional book (that is referred to by Larsson.)than one referenced above closer to the same title but more about math education…


    Posted by jriverrun in San Antonio, TX ,

  6. There are so many mathematicians out there, some of them can right books too .. Anyone up to the challenge to write that book and close the gap?

    Posted by David Hiskiyahu in Antwerp; BE ,

  7. I went looking too! Funny! My son tested at 189 on a test IQ type, so I thought It would be good to give him. Oh well, C’est la vie! Great books though – 1/2 way through number 3. And PS there may be alot of fiction, but at age 61 I also believe there is alot of reality disguised in there!

    Posted by Gammy Sparkles in Colorado Springs ,

  8. Hmm… I wish it existed… I would have loved to read it… Seemed great when Lisbeth read it in the series…

    Posted by B-nita in Sweden ,

  9. From the description of the book, it sounds similar to “A History of Mathematics” by Victor J. Katz.

    Posted by Martin ,

  10. “Mathematics — From the Birth of Numbers” is probably the closest book that we’ll be able to find to the fabled “Dimensions in Mathematics”.

    Posted by Morgan in San Diego, California ,

  11. “Mathematics — From the Birth of Numbers” is a great book which is as close to Salander’s as as I’ve ever seen. I’ve had it for years and still enjoy picking it up and reading sections. It has proper mathematical explanations, including the equations, which is something that, sadly, most such books lack.

    Posted by Islwyn in Montgomeryshire ,

  12. Who knows the answer to the proof for X3 Y3 = Z3.

    Fermat’s last theorem?

    Posted by McNamara in Denver, CO ,

  13. Ref. the proof of “Fermat’s Last Theorem” you should read

    “Unlocking the Secret of an Ancient Mathematical Problem” by Amir D. Aczel published in the USA by Four Walls Eight Windows in 1996 ISDN 1-56855-077-0.

    Posted by Colin J. Spencer in Spalding U.K. ,

  14. Apologies for typo in ISDN No. it should be 1-56858-077-0.

    Two other very interesting books unrelated to Fermat but which I’m sure Salander would have liked are:-

    1) “Mathsemantics – Making Numbers Talk Sense” by Edward MacNeal. ISDN 0-670-85390-9

    2) “The Man who Loved Only Numbers” by Paul Hoffman

    ISDN 1-85702-811-2.

    Posted by Colin J. Spencer in Spalding UK ,

  15. For anyone specifically interested in Fermat’s Last Theorem I found a book on Amazon called Fermat’s Last Theorem: Unlocking The Secret of An Ancient Mathematical Problem by Amir D. Aczel. I’ve yet to read it so I’m unsure of how good it would be but it seems solid.


    Posted by Cameron Bell in St. John’s ,

  16. Do you reached this book?I looked for Turkey but it was very expensive.(it is 160 dolars!)Really looks like an interesting.I want to read this incredible book.

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