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Mathematics for the Imagination

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Mathematics for the Imagination provides an accessible and entertaining investigation into mathematical problems in the world around us. From world navigation, family trees, and calendars to patterns, tessellations, and number tricks, this informative and fun new book helps you to understand the maths behind real-life questions and rediscover your arithmetical mind.

This is a follow-up to the popular Mathematics for the Curious, Peter Higgins's first investigation into real-life mathematical problems.

This is a highly involving book which encourages the reader to enter into the spirit of mathematical exploration.

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Higgins (mathematics, U. of Essex, UK) offers an accessible and amusing investigation into the mathematical problems in the world around us. Examples include world navigation, family trees, and calendars, as well as patterns, designs, and number tricks. 5x7.75<">.
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About the Author

Professor of Mathematics at the University of Essex, Peter Higgins is the author of the successful Mathematics for the Curious, (OUP, 1998), and Techniques of Semigroup Theory.

Table of Contents

Preface

1. World Travel

2. The Travelling World

3. The Geometric Picture

4. The World of Archimedes

5. Reflections and Curves

6. Covering the World

7. Possible and Impossible Constructions

8. For Conoisseurs

Further Reading

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780198604600
Author:
Higgins, Peter M.
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Author:
Higgins, Peter M.
Author:
null, Peter
Location:
Oxford
Subject:
General
Subject:
Mathematics
Subject:
General Mathematics
Subject:
Mathematics - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Includes index.
Series Volume:
107-212
Publication Date:
20021231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
124 line illus.
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
5.000 x 7.600 in 0.556 lb

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