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The Math Chat Book

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Publisher Comments:

Mathematics can be fun for everyone, and this book shows it. It grew out of the author's popularisation of mathematics via live, call-in TV shows and widely published articles. The questions, comments, and even the answers here come largely from the callers and readers themselves, and so the book covers the kind of mathematical problems that people are interested in, not those that professional mathematicians, writers or even publishers think people should be interested in. The book makes no attempt to fit any mould. Although written by a research mathematician, it goes where the callers and readers have directed it, over a wide range of topics and levels. Everyone paging through it will be captured by something of interest, whether they consider themselves interested in mathematics or not.

Synopsis:

A collection of mathematical questions and answers about everyday events familiar to everybody.

Table of Contents

Part I. Time: 1. Does the sun rise in the east?; 2. Riddle o'clock; 3. Leap years; 4. The perfect calendar; 5. Where does the millenium begin?; Part II. Probabilities and possibilities: 6. Baby boys and girls, and world population; 7. Predicting the random; 8. The bible code and personal coincidences; 9. Incomparable dice and tic tac toe; 10. Crossing a rickety bridge at night; 11. Ideal coinage; 12. Infinitely many ping pong balls; 13. testing for aids; 14. Magician's kings and queens; 15. Presidents' names; 16. Presedential elections; Part III. Prime numbers anbd counting: 17. New largest prime numbers; 18. Four 4s.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780883855300
Author:
Morgan, Frank
Publisher:
Mathematical Association of America (MAA)
Author:
Bredt, James F.
Author:
Watkins, William
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Recreations & Games
Subject:
Mathematical recreations
Subject:
General Mathematics
Series:
Spectrum Series
Series Volume:
2
Publication Date:
January 2000
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
40 line diagrams 11 half-tones 2 fig
Pages:
113
Dimensions:
9.05x6.02x.33 in. .33 lbs.

Related Subjects

Science and Mathematics » Mathematics » General
Science and Mathematics » Mathematics » Popular Surveys and Recreational

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