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Math Hysteria : Fun and Games with Mathematics - Ian Stewart

Math Hysteria

Fun and Games with Mathematics

Hardcover

Published: 13th May 2004
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Welcome to Ian Stewart's strange and magical world of mathematics! Math Hysteria contains twenty quirky tales of mathematical exploration by one of the world's most popular writers on mathematics. Ian Stewart presents us with a wealth of magical puzzles, each one spun around an amazing tale, including "Counting the Cattle of the Sun," "The Great Drain Robbery," and "Preposterous Piratical Predicaments." Fully illustrated with explanatory diagrams, each tale is told with engaging wit, sure to amuse everyone with an interest in puzzles and mathematics. Along the way, we also meet many curious characters. Containing twenty specially-commissioned cartoons, this book will delight all who are familiar with Stewart's many other books, such as What Shape is a Snowflake? and Flatterland and anyone interested in mathematical problems. In short, these stories are engaging, challenging, and lots of fun!

In Math Hysteria, Professor Stewart presents us with a wealth of intriguing, challenging, and fun puzzles, each one spun around an amazing tale. * L'Enseignement Mathematique, 2005 *

Preface 1: I know that you know that . . . 2: Domino theories 3: Turning the tables 4: The anthropomurphic principle 5: Counting the cattle of the sun 6: The great drain robbery 7: Two-way jigsaw puzzles 8: Tales of a neglected number 9: Is Monopoly fair? 10: Monopoly revisited 11: A guide to computer dating 12: Dividing the spoils 13: Squaring the square 14: The bellows conjecture 15: Purposefully piling pyramids 16: Be a dots-and-boxes grandmaster 17: Choosily chomping chocolate 18: Shedding a little darkness 19: Preposterous piratical predicaments 20: Million-dollar minesweeper Further reading

ISBN: 9780198613367
ISBN-10: 0198613369
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 13th May 2004
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.4