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Mathematical Snapshots 3RD Edition

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Publisher Comments:

Numerous photographs and diagrams help explain and illustrate mathematical phenomena in this series of thought-provoking expositions. Ranging from simple puzzles and games to more advanced problems, topics include the psychology of lottery players, the arrangement of chromosomes in a human cell, new and larger prime numbers, the fair division of a cake, how to find the shortest possible way to link a dozen locations by rail, and many other absorbing conundrums. A fascinating glimpse into the world of numbers and their uses. 1969 edition. 391 black-and-white illustrations.

Synopsis:

Numerous photographs and diagrams explain mathematical phenomena in series of thought-provoking expositions. From simple puzzles to more advanced problems, topics include psychology of lottery players, new and larger prime numbers, and more. 391 illustrations.

Synopsis:

Numerous photographs, diagrams explain mathematical phenomena. Topics include psychology of lottery players, arrangement of chromosomes in a human cell, new and larger prime numbers, more. 1969 ed. 391 b/w illus.

Synopsis:

Numerous photographs, diagrams explain mathematical phenomena in series of thought-provoking expositions. From simple puzzles to more advanced problems, topics include psychology of lottery players, new and larger prime numbers, more. 391 illustrations.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 297-305) and index.

Table of Contents

1. "Triangles, Squares, and Games"

2. "Rectangles, Numbers, and Tunes"

3. "Weighing, Measuring, and Fair Division"

4. "Tessellations, Mixing of Liquids, Measuring Areas and Lengths"

5. "Shortest Paths, Locating Schools, and Pursuing Ships"

6. "Straight Lines, Circles, Symmetry, and Optical Illusions"

7. "Cubes, Spiders, Honeycombs, and Bricks"

8. "Platonic Solids, Crystals, Bee's Heads, and Soap"

9. "Soap-Bubbles, Earth and Moon, Maps, and Dates"

10. "Squirrels, Screws, Candles, Tunes, and Shadows"

11. "Surfaces Made of Straight Lines, the Chain, the Toycart, and the Minimal Surface"

12. "Platonic Bodies Again, Crossing Bridges, Tying Knots, Coloring Maps, and Combing Hair"

13. "Board of Fortune, Frogs, Freshmen, and Sunflowers"

  Notes

  Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486409146
Author:
Steinhart, H.
Author:
Steinhaus, Hugo
Author:
Steinhart, H.
Author:
Steinhaus, H.
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Location:
Mineola, N.Y.
Subject:
General
Subject:
General science
Subject:
Mathematics
Subject:
Mathematical recreations
Subject:
General Science
Subject:
Recreations & Games
Subject:
Numbers.
Subject:
recreational mathematics
Subject:
math games
Subject:
Mathematics - General
Edition Number:
3
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Recreational Math
Publication Date:
20111231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.38 in 0.85 lb

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"Synopsis" by ,
Numerous photographs and diagrams explain mathematical phenomena in series of thought-provoking expositions. From simple puzzles to more advanced problems, topics include psychology of lottery players, new and larger prime numbers, and more. 391 illustrations.
"Synopsis" by , Numerous photographs, diagrams explain mathematical phenomena. Topics include psychology of lottery players, arrangement of chromosomes in a human cell, new and larger prime numbers, more. 1969 ed. 391 b/w illus.

"Synopsis" by ,
Numerous photographs, diagrams explain mathematical phenomena in series of thought-provoking expositions. From simple puzzles to more advanced problems, topics include psychology of lottery players, new and larger prime numbers, more. 391 illustrations.
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