By M. Stopes-Roe
In 1922 Barnes Wallis FRS, who later invented the transatlantic airship and the bouncing bomb immortalized within the motion picture The Dam Busters, fell in love for the 1st and final time - elderly 35. the item of his affection, Molly Bloxam, used to be 17 and environment off to check technological know-how at college university London. Her father decreed that the 2 may well correspond provided that Barnes taught Molly arithmetic in his letters.
Mathematics with Love offers, for the 1st time, the results of this curious diktat: a sequence of witty, delicate and absolutely obtainable introductions to calculus, trigonometry and electrostatic induction that remarkably, wooed and gained the lady. Deftly narrated by way of Barnes and Molly's daughter Mary, arithmetic with Love is an evocative story of a twenties courtship, a stunning perception into the formative years of an engineering genius - and a good way to profit a bit arithmetic.