To Deliver You from the Preliminary Terrors

  • Silvanus P. Thompson
  • Martin Gardner


The preliminary terror, which chokes off most high school students from even attempting to learn how to calculate, can be abolished once for all by simply stating what is the meaning—in common-sense terms—of the two principal symbols that are used in calculating.

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© Martin Gardner 1998

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  • Silvanus P. Thompson
  • Martin Gardner

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