Professor Stewart's Cabinet of Mathematical Curiosities (häftad)
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Engelska
Antal sidor
320
Utgivningsdatum
2010-07-01
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Main
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Profile Books Ltd
Originalspråk
English
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197 x 128 x 21 mm
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268 g
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9781846683459
Professor Stewart's Cabinet of Mathematical Curiosities (häftad)

Professor Stewart's Cabinet of Mathematical Curiosities

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School maths is not the interesting part. The real fun is elsewhere. Like a magpie, Ian Stewart has collected the most enlightening, entertaining and vexing 'curiosities' of maths over the years... Now, the private collection is displayed in his cabinet. There are some hidden gems of logic, geometry and probability -- like how to extract a cherry from a cocktail glass (harder than you think), a pop up dodecahedron, the real reason why you can't divide anything by zero and some tips for making money by proving the obvious. Scattered among these are keys to unlocking the mysteries of Fermat's last theorem, the Poincare Conjecture, chaos theory, and the P/NP problem for which a million dollar prize is on offer. There are beguiling secrets about familiar names like Pythagoras or prime numbers, as well as anecdotes about great mathematicians. Pull out the drawers of the Professor's cabinet and who knows what could happen...
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This is a superb Cabinet of Mathematical Curiosities that deserves a place with the classics of the genre. * Mathematics today * The book's goofy and unabashed enthusiasm will charm any interested teenager * Daily Telegraph * interesting and illuminating... * BBC Focus * Stewart has a genius for explanation ... Find a comfortable chair for some holiday puzzling: mathematics doesn't come more entertaining than this. * New Scientist * A dizzying new book -- Tim Radford * Guardian * There is plenty here for the curious newcomer to enjoy -- Dr Martin Homer * BBC Focus Magazine * You don't need to be a maths guru . . . to enjoy his 'curiosities' * Good Book Guide * This is not pure maths. It is maths contaminated with whit, wisdom, and wonder.Ian really is unsurpassed as raconteur of the world of numbers. He guides us on a mind-boggling journey from the ultra trivial to the profound. Thoroughly entertaining. -- Jeremy Webb * New Scientist * 'Stewart has served up the instructive equivalent of a Michelin-starred tasting menu, or perhaps a smorgasbord of appetisers. And of course, appetisers are designed to give you an appetite for more.' -- Tim Radford * Guardian *

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Ian Stewart is Emeritus Professor of Mathematics at Warwick University. He has published more than eighty books including Mathematics of Life , Professor Stewart's Cabinet of Mathematical Curiosities , Professor Stewart's Hoard of Mathematical Treasures and The Science of Discworld trilogy with Terry Pratchett. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society, appears frequently on radio and television, and does research on pattern formation and network dynamics.