Synopses & Reviews
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.
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
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