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Opening another drawer in his Cabinet of Curiosities, renowned mathematics professor Ian Stewart presents a new medley of games, paradoxes, and riddles in Professor Stewartand#8217;s Hoard of Mathematical Treasures. With wit and aplomb, Stewart mingles casual puzzles with grander forays into ancient and modern mathematical thought.

Amongst a host of arcane and astonishing facts about every kind of number from irrational and imaginary to complex and cuneiform, we learn:

and#150; How to organize chaos

and#150; How matter balances anti-matter

and#150; How to turn a sphere inside out (without creasing it)

and#150; How to calculate pi by observing the stars

and#150; ...and why you canand#8217;t comb a hairy ball.

Along the way Stewart offers the reader tantalizing glimpses of the mathematics underlying life and the universe. Mind-stretching, enlightening, and endlessly amusing, Professor Stewartand#8217;s Hoard of Mathematical Treasures will stimulate, delight, and enthrall.

Synopsis:

From the author of Professor Stewartand#8217;s Cabinet of Curiosities, a new trove of entrancing numbers and delightful mathematical puzzles for adventurous minds

About the Author

Ian Stewart is Professor of Mathematics at the University of Warwick and Director of its Mathematics Awareness Centre. He is also a regular research visitor at the University of Houston, the Institute of Mathematics and Its Applications in Minneapolis, and the Santa Fe Institute. His writing has appeared in New Scientist, Discover, and Scientific American, among others. He lives in Warwick, England.

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ISBN:
9780465017751
Author:
Stewart, Ian
Publisher:
Basic Books (AZ)
Subject:
General
Subject:
Recreations & Games
Subject:
General Mathematics
Subject:
Mathematics
Subject:
Mathematical recreations
Subject:
General-General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20100431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Illustrations:
200 b and w illus.
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.20x6.32x.96 in. .77 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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