Professor Stewart's Cabinet of Mathematical Curiosities

Professor Stewart's Cabinet of Mathematical Curiosities

Book - 2009
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Baker & Taylor
Offers mathematical games, puzzles, and stories featuring geometry, logic, and probability.

Perseus Publishing
From one of the world’s most beloved popular writers on mathematics, a fun and challenging collection of games, puzzles, stories, and more

Knowing that the most exciting math is not taught in school, Professor Ian Stewart has spent years filling his cabinet with intriguing mathematical games, puzzles, stories, and factoids intended for the adventurous mind. This book reveals the most exhilarating oddities from Professor Stewart's legendary cabinet.

Inside, you will find hidden gems of logic, geometry, and probability-like how to extract a cherry from a cocktail glass (harder than you think), a pop-up dodecahedron, and the real reason why you can't divide anything by zero. Scattered among these are keys to Fermat's last theorem, the Poincaré conjecture, chaos theory, and the P=NP problem (you'll win a million dollars if you solve it). You never know what enigmas you'll find in the Stewart cabinet, but they're sure to be clever, mind-expanding, and delightfully fun.

Publisher: New York : Basic Books, [2009]
Copyright Date: ©2009
ISBN: 9780465013029
Branch Call Number: 510 STEWA
Characteristics: x, 310 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm


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Jul 26, 2014

Something to wile away the time, lots of puzzles, but some consternation as words used sometimes are not what they seem.


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