Buy Il mago dei numeri by Hans Magnus Enzensberger, R. S. Berner, E. Ganni ( ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices and. 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. Questions About Il Mago dei numeri. by Hans Magnus Enzensberger. Reader Q&A. To ask other readers questions about Il Mago dei numeri, please sign up.

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Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Amazon Business Service for business customers. A Mathematical Adventure cover. Retrieved 5 September The book was met with mostly positive reviews from critics, approving its description of math while praising its simplicity. There’s a problem loading this menu at the moment.

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The translation was particularly difficult in that it required special attention to the numerical aspect of the book. The Number Devil arranges Robert’s classmates in multiple ways, teaches him about permutationsand what the Number Devil calls vroom numbers factorials.

Inhe delivered a speech at the International Congress of Mathematicians criticizing the isolation of mathematics from popular culture.


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. Robert finds himself at the North Polewhere the Number Devil introduces irrational numbers unreasonable numbersas well as aspects of Euclidean geometrysuch as vertices dots and edges lines.

The book follows a young boy named Robert, who is taught mathematics by a sly “number devil” called Teplotaxl over the course of twelve dreams. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Here’s just the book for you”. On the third night, the Number Devil brings Robert to a cave and reveals how prima-donna numbers prime numbers can only be divided by themselves and one without a remainder. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

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.

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At Number Heaven, Robert learns of imaginary numberswhich Teplotaxl describes as imaginative numbersas well as the Klein bottle. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. On the ninth night, Robert dreams he is in bed, suffering from the flu, when the Number Devil appears next to ll.

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Retrieved from ” https: The seventh night brings Enzensbetger to a bare, white room, where the Number Devil presents Pascal’s triangle and the patterns that the triangular array displays. Retrieved 16 Mxgo University of California Press. He was also challenged by the necessity to use simple English words appropriate for the target audience of The Number Devil —that is, children aged eleven to fourteen. Retrieved 26 October Later, on the fourth night, the Number Devil teaches Mgo about rutabagasanother fictional term to depict square delat a beach.


The Number Devil teaches Robert about natural numberswhich the Number Devil calls garden-variety numbersthe unusual characteristics of infiniteand infinite series. 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.

Get to Know Us. By the eleventh night, Robert has shown considerable increased iil in mathematics, but questions its validity, to which the Number Devil introduces the concept of mathematical proofsending with the Number Devil showing Robert a complicated proof of basic arithmetic.

Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. By this dream, Robert’s mother has noticed a visible change in Robert’s mathematical interest, and Robert begins going to sleep earlier to encounter the Number Devil.