Synopses & Reviews
Guided by stalwart detective Hemlock Soames and his sidekick, Dr. John Watsup, readers of
Professor Stewartand#8217;s Casebook of Mathematical Mysteries will delve into almost two hundred new mathematical problems, puzzles, and facts. Tackling subjects from mathematical dates (such as Pi Day), what we donand#8217;t know about primes, why the Earth is round, and exploring mathematical magic tricks like The Case of the Face-Down Aces,
Casebook will pique the curiosity of armchair mathematicians everywhere.
Arranged in an easy style that is perfect for browsing, each page is sure to be clever, mind-expanding, and presented in Stewartand#8217;s accessible style. With Stewart as a helpful guide, challenging math has never been so easyand#151;or so much fun.
Review
New York Journal of Booksand#147;[A] fun-filled math puzzle book.... that is sure to hold a puzzle enthusiastand#145;s attention for hours.and#8221;
Choice
and#147;Add a few jokes, a few serious applications, and plenty of references for further online exploration, and the result is another fine book from Stewart.and#8221;
MAA Reviews
and#147;Ian Stewart has produced a captivating book of puzzles, peculiar facts, miscellaneous items of interest.... This book can be enjoyed by both the serious student of mathematics as well as a more casual observer and is accessible to all.and#8221;
GrrlScientist, UK
and#147;[A] really good pub book andmdash; something that you can read and use to impress and entertain your drinking buddies without causing them to question their reason for drinking with you in the first place.and#8221;
Library Journal
and#147;[A] fun book on recreational mathematics.and#8221;
Synopsis
Acclaimed writer and mathematician Ian Stewart's third miscellany of mathematical curios and conundrums.In
Professor Stewart's Casebook of Mathematical Mysteries, acclaimed mathematician Ian Stewart presents an enticing collection of mathematical curios and conundrums. With a new puzzle on each page, this compendium of brainteasers will both teach and delight.
Guided by stalwart detective Hemlock Soames and his sidekick, Dr. John Watsup, readers will delve into almost two hundred mathematical problems, puzzles, and facts. Tackling subjects from mathematical dates (such as Pi Day), what we don't know about primes, and why the Earth is round, this clever, mind-expanding book demonstrates the power and fun inherent in mathematics.
Synopsis
In
Professor Stewartand#8217;s Casebook of Mathematical Mysteries, acclaimed mathematician Ian Stewart presents an enticing collection of mathematical curios and conundrums. With a new puzzle on each page, this compendium of brainteasers will both teach and delight.
Guided by stalwart detective Hemlock Soames and his sidekick, Dr. John Watsup, readers will delve into almost two hundred mathematical problems, puzzles, and facts. Tackling subjects from mathematical dates (such as Pi Day), what we donand#8217;t know about primes, and why the Earth is round, this clever, mind-expanding book demonstrates the power and fun inherent in mathematics.
About the Author
Ian Stewart is the author of the successful
Professor Stewartand#8217;s Hoard of Mathematical Treasures and
Professor Stewartand#8217;s Cabinet of Mathematical Curiosities. Emeritus Professor of Mathematics at the University of Warwick and Emeritus Professor of Gresham College, London, he is also a regular research visitor at the Mathematical Biosciences Institute, Ohio State University. His writing has appeared in
New Scientist,
Discover,
Scientific American, and many newspapers in the U.K. and U.S. He lives in Warwick, England.