New York, NY (Vocus) October 28, 2010
From author David Braverman comes The Mathematics of the Gregorian Calendar, an innovative, recreational, and exceptionally educational book that Math enthusiasts, crowd-pleasers, and anyone interested will find as an instructive tool in exploring the system of determining and handling time through the calendar and the amazing work of mathematics.
Focusing on the Gregorian Calendar, this book takes readers on an enjoyable trip through time. In The Mathematics of the Gregorian Calendar, readers will find that most of the book is based on codes assigned to each month of the year, to each year, and to each century. Since Pope Gregory XIII replaced the Julian calendar with the Gregorian calendar on February 24, 1582, the calendar has followed a cycle that makes it predictable. From that point, readers will come to enjoy the benefit of being able to find the day of the week of any date after February 24, 1582, to find dates in a given month in a given year, to find years that have identical calendars to a given year, to solve the law and order problem, to find the month(s) in a particular year in which a given date can occur, and to learn more about the system called Modulo 7. How can a reader learn or achieve this knack?
Through this book, readers will learn the prerequisites such as the understanding of signed number addition, knowledge of first-degree equations, multiples of seven, and the numerical sequence of the days of the week. Braverman also provides a brief history of the Gregorian calendar, which provides understanding on its features.
Readers can join the club of those who understand the Gregorian calendar and develop the aptitude in determining and handling time through The Mathematics of the Gregorian Calendar. One can be a genius and impress others with this kind of surprising ability.
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About the Author
David Braverman was born in the Bronx on May 28, 1945. He went to high school at James Monroe High School and then went to the State University of New York at Stony Brook where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics in 1967. Braverman immediately began his teaching career that lasted over thirty-three years. During that time, he earned a Master of Arts degree in Mathematics. Braverman hopes to share his knowledge of mathematics with others as he did for thirty-three years as a teacher. He retired in 2000 and only recently, he found his new calling in 2009—writing.
The Mathematics of the Gregorian Calendar * by David Braverman
Publication Date: January 21, 2010
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 144 pages; 978-1-4415-8428-1
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 144 pages; 978-1-4415-8429-8
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