The Number Devil: A Mathematical Adventure is a book for children and young adults that explores mathematics. It was originally written in in German by Hans Magnus Enzensberger. Il mago dei numeri by Hans M. Enzensberger, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. : Il mago dei numeri () by Hans Magnus Enzensberger and a great selection of similar New, Used and Collectible Books.
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Mathematics fiction books Fictional demons and devils Dreams in enzensberter Henry Holt and Company books books Mathematics education. Amazon Business Service for business customers. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. On the eighth night, Robert is brought to his classroom at school. The seventh night brings Robert to a bare, white room, where the Number Devil presents Pascal’s triangle and the patterns that the triangular array displays.
Although they praised its “attractive and imaginative fantasy ,” the two mathematicians found several issues. Robert is a young boy who suffers jago mathematical anxiety due to his boredom in school. Retrieved 5 September Enter your mobile number or email address below and we’ll send you a link to download the free Kindle App.
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Over the course of twelve dreams, the Number Devil teaches Robert mathematical principles. The German author has since stated he will not write any more young adult’s books, but instead direct his effort towards poetry.
He also experiences recurring dreams —including falling down an endless slide or being eaten by a giant fish—but is interrupted from this sleep habit one night by a small devil creature who introduces himself as the Number Devil.
At Number Heaven, Robert learns of imaginary nkmeriwhich Teplotaxl describes as imaginative numbersas well as the Klein bottle. Inhe delivered a speech at the International Congress of Mathematicians criticizing rnzensberger isolation of mathematics from popular culture. Then you can start reading Kindle ol on your smartphone, tablet, or computer – no Kindle device required. Although there are many Number Devils from Number HeavenRobert only knows him as the Number Devil before learning of his actual name, Teplotaxl, later in the story.
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His mother is Mrs. The book was a hit across Europe, becoming a best seller in at jumeri Spain, Germany,  the Netherlands,  and Italy. There’s a problem loading this menu at the moment. Get to Know Us. Einaudi Ragazzi 30 Jan. University of California Press.
Il mago dei numeri
Enzensberger fostered a passion for mathematics and numbers, although he was not a mathematician by trade. Views Read Edit View history. The next night, the Number Devil emerges in a forest of trees shaped like “ones” and explains the necessity of the number zeronegative numbersand introduces hoppinga fictional term to describe exponentiation.
On the first night, the Number Devil appears to Robert in an oversized world and introduces the number one. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Archived from the original on 26 April If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? The Number Devil received mostly positive reviews from critics. For instance, exponentiation takes the term hoppingand the fictional term unreasonable numbers was coined for irrational numbers.
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On the sixth night, the Number Devil teaches Robert about the natural occurrence of Fibonacci numberswhich the Number Devil shortens to Bonacci numbersby counting brown and white rabbits as they reproduce multiple times.