This book takes a novel look at the topics of school mathematics-arithmetic, geometry, algebra, and calculus. In this stroll on the mathematical seashore we hope to find, quoting Newton, "...a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary..." This book assembles a collection of mathematical pebbles that are important as well as beautiful.
INTRODUCTION; I. BRIDGING THE GAP; II. THE SHAPE OF THINGS; III. THE GREAT ART; IV. A SMOOTHER PEBBLE