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Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010. — 160 p. — ISBN 978-0-19-851623-1, ISBN 978-0-19-959002-5 David Acheson's extraordinary little book makes mathematics accessible to everyone. From very simple beginnings he takes us on a thrilling journey to some deep mathematical ideas. On the way, via Kepler and Newton, he explains what calculus really means, gives a brief history of pi,...
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Oxford University Press, 2018. — 160 p. — ISBN-10 0198804547; ISBN-13 978-0198804543. Calculus is the key to much of modern science and engineering. It is the mathematical method for the analysis of things that change, and since in the natural world we are surrounded by change, the development of calculus was a huge breakthrough in the history of mathematics. But it is also...
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Princeton University Press, 2009. - 278 pages. How tall is that tree? How far away is that cloud, and how heavy is it? Why are the droplets on that spider web spaced apart so evenly? If you have ever asked questions like these while outdoors, and wondered how you might figure out the answers, this is a book for you. An entertaining and informative collection of fascinating...
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Princeton University Press, 2012. — 340 p. X and the City, a book of diverse and accessible math-based topics, uses basic modeling to explore a wide range of entertaining questions about urban life. How do you estimate the number of dental or doctor's offices, gas stations, restaurants, or movie theaters in a city of a given size? How can mathematics be used to maximize traffic...
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N.-Y.: AMS, 2009. - 271p. What's so funny about math? Lots! Especially if you're mathematically bent. In the world of Colin Adams, differential equations bring on tears of laughter. Hollywood producers hire algebraic geometers to punch up a script. In this world, math and humor are synonymous. Riot at the Calc Exam is a proof of this fact. A collection of humorous math stories,...
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N.-Y.: AMS, 2009. - 271p. What's so funny about math? Lots! Especially if you're mathematically bent. In the world of Colin Adams, differential equations bring on tears of laughter. Hollywood producers hire algebraic geometers to punch up a script. In this world, math and humor are synonymous. Riot at the Calc Exam is a proof of this fact. A collection of humorous math stories,...
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Singapore: World Scientific Publishing Company, 2006. - 174 p. Contents: Preface Introduction Nursery and Pre-School: Recognition of Patterns Colours Shapes and Numbers Recognition of Patterns Recognition of Colours Recognition of Shapes Recognition of Numbers Recognition of Sequences Recognition of Multiple Characteristics Pre-School and Primary:...
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Singapore: World Scientific Publishing Co, 2014. — 241 p. What does mathematics have to do with poetry? Seemingly, nothing. Mathematics deals with abstractions while poetry with emotions. And yet, the two share something essential: Beauty. Euclid alone has looked on beauty bare, says the title of a poem by Edna St. Vincent Millay. Mathematics, Poetry and Beauty tries to solve the...
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New York: Mathematical Association of America, 2011. - 347p. The authors present twenty icons of mathematics, that is, geometrical shapes such as the right triangle, the Venn diagram, and the yang and yin symbol and explore mathematical results associated with them. As with their previous books (Charming Proofs, When Less is More, Math Made Visual) proofs are visual whenever...
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New York: MacGraw-Hill, 1990. - 153 p. Aims to provide people who use market research data with an insight into the methods of multivariate analysis. It is written for the non-specialist, requires only an "O" level mathematical background and uses a market research project to explain the theory.
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Desconocido. — 20 p. ¿Cómo se las arreglaba el hombre para contar, antes de la aparición de los números? Piensa en lo que tardaría un pastor en contar las cabezas de su rebaño si tuviera que marcar un palote por cada una. Ahora usamos las centenas, las decenas y las unidades, sin esfuerzo. Isaac Asimov nos explica en este libro cómo descubrió el hombre el increíble mundo de los...
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NY: Pocket Book, 1978. — 287 p. — ISBN 0-671-44246-5. In his clear, informal, engaging style, Isaac Asimov explains historic brainteasers and numerical oddities in the fascinating universe of numbers. From man's first act of counting to higher mathematics, from the smallest living creature to the dazzling reaches of outer space, Asimov is a master at "explaining complex material...
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Polity Press, UK, USA, 2016. — 56 p. — ISBN: 1509512039 Похвала Математике Why bother to praise mathematics when you claim, as Alain Badiou does, that philosophy is first and foremost a metaphysics of happiness, or else it’s not worth an hour of trouble? What possible relationship can there be between mathematics and happiness? That is precisely the issue at stake in this...
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Polity Press, UK, USA, 2016. — 41 p. — ISBN: 1509512039 Похвала Математике Why bother to praise mathematics when you claim, as Alain Badiou does, that philosophy is first and foremost a metaphysics of happiness, or else it’s not worth an hour of trouble? What possible relationship can there be between mathematics and happiness? That is precisely the issue at stake in this...
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New York: Springer, 2016. - 509 p. Presents amazing techniques for computing digits of pi as well as high-tech techniques for analyzing pi Brief synopses precede each contribution containing a summary of its content and a short key word list indicating how the content relates to others in the collection Presents a modern collection of papers dealing with pi and associated...
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Glencoe/McGraw-Hill, 2004. - 707 Pages. Mathematics: Applications and Concepts is a three-course middle school series intended to bridge the gap from elementary mathematics to Algebra 1. The program is designed to motivate your students, enable them to see the usefulness of mathematics in the world around them, enhance their fluency in the language of mathematics, and prepare...
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Glencoe/McGraw-Hill, 2006. - 675 Pages. Mathematics: Applications and Concepts is a three-course middle school series intended to bridge the gap from elementary mathematics to Algebra 1. The program is designed to motivate your students, enable them to see the usefulness of mathematics in the world around them, enhance their fluency in the language of mathematics, and prepare...
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Publisher: D. Van Nostrand Company, 1945. - 790 pages. This book is a great way to learn some of the interesting aspects of numbers. Among some of the subjects covered include numbering systems, ciphers, angles, dimensions, and of course, algebra. This book is designed to make mathematics interesting. The science is not treated formally; abstract conceptions and uninteresting...
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Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2003. - 268p. How does mathematics enable us to send pictures from space back to Earth? Where does the bell-shaped curve come from? Why do you need only 23 people in a room for a 50/50 chance of two of them sharing the same birthday? In Strange Curves, Counting Rabbits, and Other Mathematical Explorations, Keith Ball highlights how ideas,...
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Princeton University Press. Princeton and Oxford. 2013. 344 pages. Includes references and index. ISBN: 0691158185. Although we seldom think of it, our lives are played out in a world of numbers. Such common activities as throwing baseballs, skipping rope, growing flowers, playing football, measuring savings accounts, and many others are inherently mathematical. So are more...
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Nomad Press, 2010. — 128 р. — (Build It Yourself). — ISBN 978-1934670576 Make a geodesic dome big enough to sit in. Solve one of the world’s hardest two-piece puzzles. Pass a straight line through a curved slot. From prime numbers to paraboloids, Amazing Math Projects You Can Build Yourself introduces readers ages 9 and up to the beauty and wonder of math through hands-on...
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Global Media, 2007. — 140 p. Trigonometery is the study of triangles. Tri is Ancient Greek word for three, gon means side, metry measurement together they make measuring three sides. If you know some facts about a triangle, such as the lengths of it sides, then using trigonometry you can find out other facts about that triangle its area, its angles, its center, the size of the...
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Pearson Education, 2009. - 568p. Table of Contents Project: Making Squares into Cubes Square Roots and Surface Area Powers and Exponent Laws Rational Numbers Linear Relations Polynomials Linear Equations and Inequalities Similarity and Transformations Circle Geometry Probability and Statistics Answers Illustrated Glossary Index Acknowledgments
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N.-Y.: W.W. Norton&Company, 2015. — 228 p. A fascinating exploration of math’s connection to the arts. At first glance, the worlds of math and the arts might not seem like comfortable neighbors. But as mathematician John D. Barrow points out, they have a strong and natural affinity—after all, math is the study of all patterns, and the world of the arts is rich with pattern....
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N.-Y.: Pantheon Books, 2005. - 328p. For a thousand years, infinity has proven to be a difficult and illuminating challenge for mathematicians and theologians. It certainly is the strangest idea that humans have ever thought. Where did it come from and what is it telling us about our Universe? Can there actually be infinities? Is matter infinitely divisible into ever-smaller...
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N.-Y.: Springer, 2008. - 186p. The Language of Mathematics: Telling Mathematical Tales emerges from several contemporary concerns in mathematics, language, and mathematics education, but takes a different stance with respect to language. Rather than investigating the way language or culture impacts mathematics and how it is learned, this book begins by examining different...
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Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016. — 113 p. This book follows on from the book Creative Mathematics in this series which began with three essays (on research into, on writing about and on presenting mathematics) and then continued with a series of problems, each of which was divided into three parts. Part I provided an introduction to the problem followed by some...
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Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2017. — 409 p. The history of mathematics is filled with major breakthroughs resulting from solutions to recreational problems. Problems of interest to gamblers led to the modern theory of probability, for example, and surreal numbers were inspired by the game of Go. Yet even with such groundbreaking findings and a wealth of popular-level...
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Princeton University Press, 2019. — 342 p. — ISBN 978-0-691-19441-7. The history of mathematics is replete with examples of major breakthroughs resulting from the solutions to recreational problems. The modern theory of probability arose out of problems of concern to gamblers, for example, and modern combinatorics grew out of various games and puzzles. Despite this track record...
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Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2015. — 290 p. The history of mathematics is filled with major breakthroughs resulting from solutions to recreational problems. Problems of interest to gamblers led to the modern theory of probability, for example, and surreal numbers were inspired by the game of Go. Yet even with such groundbreaking findings and a wealth of popular-level...
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Berlin: Metin Bektas, 2014. - 191p. Mathematics can be serious business - but it doesn't need to be. This book contains a wild and disorganized collection of both useful and utterly useless mathematical topics. You will learn about car-following models, theme park queues, math in politics, the sound intensity of rivers, networks, the optimal way of smoking, overtones, the...
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Westport: Hyperion Press, 1933. — 199 p. Очерк развития математики в связи с вненаучным магическим мышлением. Репринт 1993 года.
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London: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, 2014. — 362 p. From triangles, rotations and power laws, to fractals, cones and curves, bestselling author Alex Bellos takes you on a journey of mathematical discovery with his signature wit, engaging stories and limitless enthusiasm. As he narrates a series of eye-opening encounters with lively personalities all over the world, Alex demonstrates...
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London: Bloomsbury, 2011. — 448 p. — ISBN 978-1-4088-0959-4. The world of maths can seem mind-boggling, irrelevant and, let's face it, boring. This groundbreaking book reclaims maths from the geeks. Mathematical ideas underpin just about everything in our lives: from the surprising geometry of the 50p piece to how probability can help you win in any casino. In search of weird and...
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We depend on numbers to make sense of the world, and have done so ever since we started to count. In fact, perhaps the most surprising feature of mathematics is how extraordinarily successful it has been, and continues to be, in enabling us to understand our surroundings. Civilization has progressed as far as it has thanks to discoveries about simple shapes like circles and...
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New York: Simon & Schuster, 2014. — 353 p. From the bestselling author of Here’s Looking at Euclid, a dazzling new book that turns even the most complex math into a brilliantly entertaining narrative. From triangles, rotations and power laws, to cones, curves and the dreaded calculus, Alex takes you on a journey of mathematical discovery with his signature wit and limitless...
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London: Bloomsbury, 2011. — 448 p. — ISBN 978-1-4088-0959-4. Alex's Adventures in Numberland' is a delightful cornucopia of stories and insights into the history and development of mathematical ideas. Peppered with wit and written with great charm, it sweeps the reader along in its exploration of the weird and wonderful world of mathematical abstractions, old and new. The...
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London: Bloomsbury, 2011. — 448 p. — ISBN 978-1-4088-0959-4. Alex's Adventures in Numberland' is a delightful cornucopia of stories and insights into the history and development of mathematical ideas. Peppered with wit and written with great charm, it sweeps the reader along in its exploration of the weird and wonderful world of mathematical abstractions, old and new. The...
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N.-Y.: Springer, 1999. — 201p. We all know what randomness is. We sometimes choose between options "at random", and if we toss a coin we know it will land heads or tails at random. But are events like these truly random? Randomness turns out to be one of those concepts, like "solid matter" in physics, that works just fine on an everyday level but mysteriously disappears once we...
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The Teaching Company, 2018. — 144 p. Try this: Arrange an ordinary deck of cards so that the colors alternate red-black, red-black, all the way through. Now have someone cut the deck as many times as they like. Deal off a stack of cards, one card at a time, that roughly divides the pack in two. Invite someone to shuffle the two stacks together. Then deal cards from the top in...
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Basic Books, 2015. — 335 p. — ISBN: 0465054722, 9780465054725, EISBN: 9780465061624 The Magic of Math is the math book you wish you had in school. Using a delightful assortment of examples—from ice cream scoops and poker hands to measuring mountains and making magic squares—this book empowers you to see the beauty, simplicity, and truly magical properties behind those formulas...
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The Great Courses, 2013. — 137 p. This course takes a mathematical approach to playing games and solving puzzles. In this course, you will be introduced to all kinds of games—from games of pure strategy (like chess) to games of pure luck (like many casino games) to games that mix strategy and luck (like blackjack, backgammon, and poker). You will analyze puzzles that have stumped...
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Washington: Mathematical Association of America, 2009. - 328p. In this collection, we have chosen articles that we felt were exceptionally well-written and that could be appreciated by anyone who has taken (or is taking) a first course in number theory. This book could be used as a textboolt supplement for a number theory course, especially one that requires students to write...
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Washington: Mathematical Association of America, 2009. — 328 p. — ISBN 978-0-88385-340-5. In this collection, we have chosen articles that we felt were exceptionally well-written and that could be appreciated by anyone who has taken (or is taking) a first course in number theory. This book could be used as a textboolt supplement for a number theory course, especially one that...
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Basic Books, 2015. — 335 p. — ISBN: 9780465054725. The Magic of Math is the math book you wish you had in school. Using a delightful assortment of examples—from ice cream scoops and poker hands to measuring mountains and making magic squares—this book empowers you to see the beauty, simplicity, and truly magical properties behind those formulas and equations that once left your...
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Harvard: Harvard University Press, 1999. - 249p. I've been reading a lot of books like this recently but this one seemed very well balanced. Other books that you might think are about "randomness" are about Wall St. psychology or medical diagnoses or are standard dull opaque textbooks. This book is quite readable and is about general topics involving randomness, as advertised...
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Big Kid Science, 2013. — 216 p. — ISBN-10: 1937548368, ISBN-13: 978-1937548360 How can we solve the national debt crisis? Should you or your child take on a student loan? Is it safe to talk on a cell phone while driving? Are there viable energy alternatives to fossil fuels? What could you do with a billion dollars? Could simple policy changes reduce political polarization?...
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Big Kid Science, 2013. — 216 p. — ISBN 978-1-937548-36-0. How can we solve the national debt crisis? Should you or your child take on a student loan? Is it safe to talk on a cell phone while driving? Are there viable energy alternatives to fossil fuels? What could you do with a billion dollars? Could simple policy changes reduce political polarization? These questions may all seem...
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Oxford University Press, 2000. - 352 Pages. The world described by mathematics might seem strange and daunting, but it is our world nonetheless. If you've ever experienced the pleasure of a sudden flash of mathematical insight--even while balancing your checkbook--then you know how miraculous a few digits and an equal sign can become at just the right time. Mathematician Donald...
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Oxford University Press, 2003. — 266 p. — ISBN-10 0195144368; ISBN-13 978-0195144369. This book takes a novel look at the topics of school mathematics-arithmetic, geometry, algebra, and calculus. In this stroll on the mathematical seashore we hope to find, quoting Newton, ".a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary." This book assembles a collection of mathematical...
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N.-Y.: Firefly Book, 2008. — 272 p. Unraveling the secrets of numbers, from the discovery of zero to infinity. In clear language, The Book of Numbers cuts through the mystery and fear surrounding numbers to reveal their fascinating nature and roles in architecture, quantum mechanics, computer technology, biology, commerce, philosophy, art, music, religion and more. Indeed,...
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N.-Y.:Springer, 2004. — 797p. 3th edition A complete history of pi from the dawn of mathematical time to the present, reflecting the most seminal, the most serious and sometimes the silliest aspects of mathematics. Pi is one of the few concepts in mathematics whose mention evokes a response of recognition and interest in those not concerned professionally with the subject....
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3th edition. — N.Y.: Springer, 2004. — 797 p. — ISBN 978-1-4757-2738-8. A complete history of pi from the dawn of mathematical time to the present, reflecting the most seminal, the most serious and sometimes the silliest aspects of mathematics. Pi is one of the few concepts in mathematics whose mention evokes a response of recognition and interest in those not concerned...
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Berkeley: Elwyn Berlekamp and Tom Rodgers, 1999. — 254 p. This volume comprises an imaginative collection of pieces created in tribute to Martin Gardner. Perhaps best known for writing Scientific American's "Mathematical Games" column for years, Gardner used his personal exuberance and fascination with puzzles and magic to entice a wide range of readers into a world of...
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Black Cone Publishing, 2013. — 163 p. — (50 Puzzles, Vol. 1). — ISBN 978-0-9576484-0-1. In this brand-new Kindle book you will find 50 puzzles never published before in different categories: math, logical, word, geometry, code cracking, sticks and many others. All puzzles are created by the author and are exclusive to the Kindle platform. The majority of images are in...
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Bangalore: Indian Academy of Sciences, 2018. — 73 p. Interesting expositions of selected topics related to Linear Algebra and Analysis. Only two of the ten articles in the book have not appeared earlier in 'Resonance' journal. The Work of the Fields Medallists: 1998 – William T Gowers. David Hilbert. Algebraic Geometry Solves an Old Matrix Problem. Orthogonalisation of Vectors....
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Oxford University Press, 2016. — 185 p. — ISBN: 0198753357. — ISBN-13: 978-0198753353 Mathematics didn't spring spontaneously to life, rules and definitions set in stone for all time. Its progress story has rich connections with measurement and money that have often shaped its development and driven its progress, a process that continues to this day. Quite Right explains how...
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Springer, 2001. — 149 p. This book provides an introductory overview of the rapid growth in interdisciplinary research into Thinking with Diagrams. Diagrammatic representations are becoming more common in everyday human experience, yet they offer unique challenges to cognitive science research. Neither linguistic nor perceptual theories are sufficient to completely explain...
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Profile Books, 2007. - 256 pages. ISBN: 1861978391 Numbers have become the all-powerful language of public argument. Too often, that power is abused and the numbers bamboozle. This book shows how to see straight through them - and how to seize the power for yourself. Public spending, health risks, environmental disasters, who is rich, who is poor, Aids or war deaths, pensions,...
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6th edition. — NY: Pearson, 2014. — 1038 p. In Thinking Mathematically, Sixth Edition, Bob Blitzer’s distinctive and relatable voice motivates students from diverse backgrounds and majors, engaging them in the math through compelling, real-world applications. Understanding that most students in a liberal arts math course are not math majors, and are unlikely to take another...
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7th Edition — NY, USA: Pearson, 2019. — 1053 p. — ISBN 0134683714. For courses in Liberal Arts Mathematics. Show students their world is profoundly mathematical, meaningful, and fun. Students often struggle to find the relevance of math in their everyday lives. In Thinking Mathematically, 7th Edition, Bob Blitzer's distinctive and relatable voice engages students in the world of...
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"The Library of Babel" is arguably Jorge Luis Borges' best known story-memorialized along with Borges on an Argentine postage stamp. Now, in The Unimaginable Mathematics of Borges' Library of Babel, William Goldbloom Bloch takes readers on a fascinating tour of the mathematical ideas hidden within one of the classic works of modern literature. Written in the vein of Douglas R....
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New York: Metro Books, 2002. — 296 p. Presents a collection of various kinds of math puzzles--including number tricks, memory tricks, and geometric designs--in different levels of difficulty; also includes explanations of mathematical principles. What adds up to lots of fun and tests how sharp you really are at numbers? This enormous volume of math puzzles. There are mind bogglers...
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McGraw-Hill Professional, 2004. - 308 pages. Word Problems? NO PROBLEM! Now anyone, even those whose palms begin to sweat at the first sight of math problems that begin "A train left the station going 65 mph. " can overcome anxiety and learn to solve word problems. In Math Word Problems Demystified, experienced math instructor Allan G. Bluman provides an effective,...
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McGraw-Hill Professional, 2004. — 308 p. — ISBN 0-07-147115-4. Word Problems? NO PROBLEM! Now anyone, even those whose palms begin to sweat at the first sight of math problems that begin "A train left the station going 65 mph. " can overcome anxiety and learn to solve word problems. In Math Word Problems Demystified, experienced math instructor Allan G. Bluman provides an...
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Boca Raton: CRC Press, 2018. — 330 p. Why write a mathematics book on keno and lotteries? Using the gambler’s adage that “the simpler a bet is, the higher the house advantage”, keno doesn’t seem worthy of serious attention. It’s fairly easy to show that the house advantage (HA) in these games is among the highest in any legitimate gambling game, often on the order of 25–35%, and...
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Cambridge: CUP, 1993. - 128p. A Mathematical Pandora's Box has been written in response to the success of Brian Bolt's earlier mathematical puzzle books. Through his own experience, the author has discovered a worldwide interest in these and similar puzzles. Not only do they stimulate creative thinking but they can also open up new areas of mathematics to the reader. This book...
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Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1992. — 126 p. This book has been written in response to the success of my earlier mathematical puzzle books. When half way through writing it, I was privileged to lecture to the South East Asian Conference on Mathematical Education in Brunei Darussalam, where the theme was The Enchantment of Mathematics'. This reinforced my experience that,...
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Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1985. — 205 p. This book has been written in response to the enthusiastic reception given to my earlier book Mathematical Activities which was written to provide teachers with a readily available resource of ideas to enrich their teaching of mathematics. That book contained a mix of investigations, puzzles, games and practical activities,...
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Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1989. — 170 p. In the UK a series of reports on the teaching of mathematics has highlighted the shortcomings of learning mathematical techniques in isolation. The result of this has been a set of national criteria for the teaching of mathematics which emphasises the need for pupils to be taught in such a way that they will be able to use the...
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Published under Creative Commons (Sep 5, 2007) Notes on Cognitive Aspects of Mathematical Practice Part I Simple Things: How Structures of Human Cognition Reveal Themselves in Mathematics A Taste of Things to Come What You See is What You Get The Wing of the Hummingbird Simple Things Infinity and Beyond Encapsulation of Actual Infinity Part II Mathematical...
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American Mathematical Society, 2010. - 293 pages. It is an unusual book which casts new and paradoxical light on the nature of mathematics. The book will be interesting - perhaps for different reasons - to school teachers of mathematics and maths majors at universities, to graduate students in mathematics and computer science, to research mathematicians and computer...
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New York: Simon & Schuster, 1992. — 196 p. Fractals are unique patterns left behind by the unpredictable movement-the chaos-of the world at work. The branching patterns of trees, the veins in a hand, water twisting out of a running tap-all are fractals. Learn to recognize them and the world will never look the same again. Fractals permeate our lives, appearing in places as tiny as...
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Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, 2005, -175 pp. For students of mathematics, science, and engineering, the name of the game is problem solving. Whether it's proving a theorem, writing a computer program, designing a statistical experiment, or solving or the stresses in a bridge, the essential challenge is problem solving. Mathematical problem solving has been...
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Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, 2005. — 175 p. — ISBN 0-89871-574-1. For students of mathematics, science, and engineering, the name of the game is problem solving. Whether it's proving a theorem, writing a computer program, designing a statistical experiment, or solving or the stresses in a bridge, the essential challenge is problem solving. Mathematical problem...
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McGraw-Hill, 2002. — 144 pages. Go Figure is an engaging and diverse collection of maths-related anecdotes, puzzles and formulas. It shows readers all the interesting things they can figure out using basic algebra. As Bruce Merserve and Max Sobel observed in their Introduction to Mathematics (Prentice-Hall), Many people study mathematics just for fun! These individuals would...
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Ivy Press, 2012. — 160 p. — ISBN: 978-1-84831-386-6 From Rubik's cubes to Godel's incompleteness theorem, everything mathematical explained, with colour illustrations, in half a minute. Maths is enjoying a resurgence in popularity. So how can you avoid being the only dinner guest who has no idea who Fermat was, or what he proved? The more you know about Maths, the less of a...
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Santa Barbara: Classical Real Analysis, 2011. — 254 p. This book is an outgrowth of classes given at the University of California, Santa Barbara, mainly for students who had little mathematical background. Many of the students indicated they never understood what mathematics was all about (beyond what they learned in algebra and geometry). Was there any more mathematics to be...
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How do you draw a straight line? How do you determine if a circle is really round? These may sound like simple or even trivial mathematical problems, but to an engineer the answers can mean the difference between success and failure. How Round Is Your Circle? invites readers to explore many of the same fundamental questions that working engineers deal with every day-it's...
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Philadelphia: Siam, Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, 2005. — 175 p. — ISBN 0-89871-574-1. How do you draw a straight line? How do you determine if a circle is really round? These may sound like simple or even trivial mathematical problems, but to an engineer the answers can mean the difference between success and failure. How Round Is Your Circle? invites readers to...
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N.-Y.: Macmillan, 1999. - 460p. The concept of numbers and the ability to recognize and process them is innate, part of everyone's intellectual apparatus whether they've had formal education or not. This "number instinct" is not dependent on basic intelligence or general knowledge, a fact which has implications for neuroscience and poses the question: why did man evolve with...
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N.-Y.: Springer, 2006. - 207p. Meant to serve an "amusing textbook," this book belongs to a rare genre. It is written for all students and practitioners who deal with Fourier transformation. Fourier series as well as continuous and discrete Fourier transformation are covered, and particular emphasis is placed on window functions. Many illustrations and easy-to-solve exercises...
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N.Y.: Springer, 2006. — 207 p. — ISBN-13: 978-3-540-23165-3. Meant to serve an "amusing textbook," this book belongs to a rare genre. It is written for all students and practitioners who deal with Fourier transformation. Fourier series as well as continuous and discrete Fourier transformation are covered, and particular emphasis is placed on window functions. Many illustrations...
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Prentice Hall, 2011. - 848 pages. Mathematics for the Trades: A Guided Approach, 9 edition, focuses on the fundamental concepts of arithmetic, algebra, geometry and trigonometry needed by learners in technical trade programs. A wealth of exercises and applications, coded by trade area, include such trades as machine tool, plumbing, carpentry, electrician, auto mechanic,...
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Prentice Hall, 2011. — 848 p. — ISBN 0-13-232102-5. Mathematics for the Trades: A Guided Approach, 9 edition, focuses on the fundamental concepts of arithmetic, algebra, geometry and trigonometry needed by learners in technical trade programs. A wealth of exercises and applications, coded by trade area, include such trades as machine tool, plumbing, carpentry, electrician, auto...
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Paul Carson, 2015. — 806 p. For you, maths is a painful thing that you're forced to do but really hate. You want to get a good grade, but find that you can do okay in class, but struggle in the exam. To solve this problem, I've created 'Math-Hacker', a guide through the seeming wilderness of mysterious letters and strange word problems. My course has a 95% success rate, and my...
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Paul Carson, 2015. — 806 p. For you, maths is a painful thing that you're forced to do but really hate. You want to get a good grade, but find that you can do okay in class, but struggle in the exam. To solve this problem, I've created 'Math-Hacker', a guide through the seeming wilderness of mysterious letters and strange word problems. My course has a 95% success rate, and my...
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N.-Y.: Capstone. 2004. — 184p. The idea of this book is to help build confidence with maths via a series of tests and puzzles. After a gentle 'warm-up' section, the puzzles and tests get progressively more challenging over the course of the book. There is a hints section for readers who get stuck, as well as a complete set of answers for every test at the back of the book....
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1996, 256 Pages, ISBN: 0471002615 Praise for Five Golden Rules "Casti is one of the great science writers of the 1990s. . . . If you′d like to have fun while giving your brain a first–class workout, then check this book out."–Keay Davidson in the San Francisco Examiner. "Five Golden Rules is caviar for the inquiring reader. . . . There is joy here in watching the...
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CRC Press, 2011. — 138 pp. Kurt Gödel (1906-1978) was an Austrian-American mathematician, who is best known for his incompleteness theorems. He was the greatest mathematical logician of the 20th century, with his contributions extending to Einstein’s general relativity, as he proved that Einstein’s theory allows for time machines. The Gödel incompleteness theorem - the usual...
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Pantheon, 2005. - 240 Pages. Note the exclamation point: Chaitin is on fire about math and is unable to restrain his enthusiasm. No mere number cruncher, he is renowned for finding another proof of Kurt Godel's incompleteness theorem and another for Alan Turing's "halting problem" in computation. Chaitin explains these two achievements here, in prose that is difficult for...
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Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2015. — 240 p. — ISBN 978-0-691-16114-3. The numbers one through nine have remarkable mathematical properties and characteristics. For instance, why do eight perfect card shuffles leave a standard deck of cards unchanged? Are there really "six degrees of separation" between all pairs of people? And how can any map need only four colors to...
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Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2014. - 151p. This book provides a fun, hands-on approach to learning how mathematics and computing relate to the world around us and help us to better understand it. How can reposting on Twitter kill a movie's opening weekend? How can you use mathematics to find your celebrity look-alike? What is Homer Simpson's method for disproving...
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N.-Y.: Mathematical Association of America, 2015. — 140 p. From simulating complex phenomenon on supercomputers to storing the coordinates needed in modern 3D printing, data is a huge and growing part of our world. A major tool to manipulate and study this data is linear algebra. This book introduces concepts of matrix algebra with an emphasis on application, particularly in...
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Basic Books, 2017. — 304 p. — ISBN-13 978-0465094813. Whether pondering why some numbers are uncountable, or why infinity + 1 is not the same as 1 + infinity, we've all asked the same question: What is infinity? In Beyond Infinity, Eugenia Cheng takes us on a staggering journey from elemental math to its loftiest abstractions. Along the way she considers how to use a chessboard to...
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Basic Books, 2017. — 304 p. — ISBN-13 978-0465094813. Whether pondering why some numbers are uncountable, or why infinity + 1 is not the same as 1 + infinity, we've all asked the same question: What is infinity? In Beyond Infinity, Eugenia Cheng takes us on a staggering journey from elemental math to its loftiest abstractions. Along the way she considers how to use a chessboard to...
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Dallas: Pragmatic Bookshelf., 2013. — 270 p. Mathematics is beautiful--and it can be fun and exciting as well as practical. Good Math is your guide to some of the most intriguing topics from two thousand years of mathematics: from Egyptian fractions to Turing machines; from the real meaning of numbers to proof trees, group symmetry, and mechanical computation. If you've ever...
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The Pragmatic Programmers, LLC., 2013. — 504 p. Preface Numbers Funny Numbers Writing Numbers Logic Sets Mechanical Math
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Wellesley: A.K. Peters, 2005. — 303 p. The tradition of a publication based on the Gathering for Gardner continues with this new carefully selected and edited collection in which Martin Gardner and friends inspire and entertain. The contributors to this volume—virtually a list of Who’s Who in the World of Puzzles—trace their inspiration to Martin Gardner’s puzzle column in...
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3rd Edition. - Routledge, 2012. - 297 p. - Paradoxes from A to Z, Third edition is the essential guide to paradoxes, and takes the reader on a lively tour of puzzles that have taxed thinkers from Zeno to Galileo, and Lewis Carroll to Bertrand Russell. Michael Clark uncovers an array of conundrums, such as Achilles and the Tortoise, Theseus’ Ship, and the Prisoner’s Dilemma, taking...
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Routledge, 2007. - 268 pages. This updated second edition is the essential guide to paradoxes and takes the reader on a lively tour of puzzles that have taxed thinkers from Zeno to Galileo and Lewis Carroll to Bertrand Russell. Michael Clark uncovers an array of conundrums, such as Achilles and the Tortoise, Theseus' Ship and the Prisoners' Dilemma, taking in subjects as...
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L.: Dver Publicatins, 1996. - 144p. Treasury of 135 bafflers (70 "quickies" and 65 "micropuzzles") specially designed for computer hobbyists. Puzzles range from relatively simple exercises in logic to daunting mathematical brainteasers. Although a computer is helpful, many can be solved with pocket calculator, pen-and-paper or just plain brain-power. Introduction. Answers.
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Book Description Publication Date: April 7, 2006 | ISBN-10: 1560258268 | ISBN-13: 978-1560258261 | 304 pages The road that leads from the Möbius strip—a common-sense-defying continuous loop with only one side and one edge, made famous by the illustrations of M.C. Escher—goes to some of the strangest spots imaginable. It takes us to a place where the purely intellectual enters...
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Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000. - 257p. For many centuries, scientists have investigated the "fearful symmetry" that seemed to underlie the Universe. But increasingly, it looks as though life is the result of cosmic asymmetry, and scientists are now preparing to uncover the asymmetries at the heart of the Big Bang. This text follows the trail, from subtle asymmetries in...
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Cassell Illustrated, 2018. — 208 p. Everything you need to know about 100 key mathematical concepts condensed into easy-to-understand sound bites designed to stick in your memory and give you an instant grasp of the concept. On each topic, you'll start with a helicopter overview of the subject, which will give you an introduction to the idea and some context surrounding it. Next,...
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Cassell Illustrated, 2018. — 208 p. Everything you need to know about 100 key mathematical concepts condensed into easy-to-understand sound bites designed to stick in your memory and give you an instant grasp of the concept. On each topic, you'll start with a helicopter overview of the subject, which will give you an introduction to the idea and some context surrounding it. Next,...
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Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. - 264p. This book provides a wide variety of mathematical problems for teenagers and students to help stimulate interest in mathematical ideas outside of the classroom. Problems in the text vary in difficulty from the easy to the unsolved, but all will encourage independent investigation, demonstrate different approaches to...
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W. H. Freeman, 2011. — 930 p. in color. — 9th ed. — ISBN: 1464101574, 9781464101571 For All Practical Purposes, Ninth Edition, continues our effort to bring the excitement of contemporary mathematical thinking to the nonspecialist. In science and industry, mathematical models are the main tools for analyzing and solving problems that arise. In this book, our goal is to convey...
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Washington: The Mathematical Association ofAmerica (Incorporated), 1997. - 166p. The distinguished mathematician John Conway presents quadratic forms in a pictorial way that enables the reader to understand them mathematically without proving theorems in the traditional fashion.
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N.-Y.: A K Peters/CRC Press, 2008. - 441p. Start with a single shape. Repeat it in some way—translation, reflection over a line, rotation around a point—and you have created symmetry. Symmetry is a fundamental phenomenon in art, science, and nature that has been captured, described, and analyzed using mathematical concepts for a long time. Inspired by the geometric intuition...
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Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2012. — 245 p. What is the shortest possible route for a traveling salesman seeking to visit each city on a list exactly once and return to his city of origin? It sounds simple enough, yet the traveling salesman problem is one of the most intensely studied puzzles in applied mathematics-and it has defied solution to this day. In this book,...
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2nd ed. — Oxford University Press, 1996. — xxii, 566 p. — ISBN 0-19-510519-2, 978-0195105193. Written for beginners and scholars, for students and teachers, for philosophers and engineers, What is Mathematics? is a sparkling collection of mathematical gems that offers an entertaining and accessible portrait of (he mathematical world. Brought up to date with a new chapter by Ian...
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2004. — 192 p. — ISBN 1741141591. Mathematics and sex may make odd bedfellows, but this fun, flirty look at the relationship between the two subjects shows that they are closely related. Revealing the ways in which math can help unlock the secrets of love, lust, and life's search for the ideal partner, this intriguing text covers topics such as dating services, dating as game...
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Quercus Publishing Plc., 2011. — 208 p. — (Big questions). — ISBN 978-1-84916-610-2, 978-1-84916-240-1. The Big Questions series is designed to let renowned experts address the 20 most fundamental and frequently asked questions of a major branch of science or philosophy. Each 3000-word essay simply and concisely examines a question that has eternally perplexed enquiring minds, and...
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Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013. - 424p. Most works of art, whether illustrative, musical or literary, are created subject to a set of constraints. In many (but not all) cases, these constraints have a mathematical nature, for example, the geometric transformations governing the canons of J. S. Bach, the various projection systems used in classical painting, the...
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Springer, 2018. — 174 p. — (Mathematics in Mind). — ISBN 3319932535. This book looks at classic puzzles from the perspective of their structures and what they tell us about the brain. It uses the work on the neuroscience of mathematics from Dehaene, Butterworth, Lakoff, Núñez, and many others as a lens to understand the ways in which puzzles reflect imaginative processes blended...
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London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2018. — 230 p. An Anthropology of Puzzles argues that the human brain is a 'puzzling organ' which allows humans to literally solve their own problems of existence through puzzle format. Noting the presence of puzzles everywhere in everyday life, Marcel Danesi looks at puzzles in society since the dawn of history, showing how their presence has guided...
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Hoboken: Wiley, 2004. — 259 p. A walk through history's most mind-boggling puzzles. Ever since the Sphinx asked his legendary riddle of Oedipus, riddles, conundrums, and puzzles of all sizes have kept humankind perplexed and amused. The Liar Paradox and the Towers of Hanoi takes die-hard puzzle mavens on a tour of the world's most enduringly intriguing braintwisters, from...
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Basic Books, 2018. — 203 p. — ISBN 10 1541644786, ISBN 13 978-1541644786. A successful science writer and a teenage math prodigy reveal the complex mathematics that is all around us Everyone has stared at the crumpled page of a math assignment and wondered, where on Earth will I ever use this? It turns out, Earth is precisely the place. As teen math prodigy Agnijo Banerjee and his...
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First published in 1986, this mind-boggling and entertaining dictionary, arranged in order of magnitude, exposes the fascinating facts about certain numbers and number sequences - very large primes, amicable numbers and golden squares to give but a few examples.
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Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, 2001. — 182 p. — ISBN 978-1-4757-4334-0. This book reflects one mathematician's view of certain areas of economics and finance. It is not a how-to book, it is not exhaustive or rigorous, and it comes with no guarantee of instant wealth. It tries to maximize the use of the reader's imagination and minimize rote calculation. Although some...
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Издательство Birkhäuser, 1985, -197 pp. 3.1416 and All That is a beautiful book written by two masters of popularization. Philip J. Davis and William G. Chinn are math- ematicians of many dimensions, who are interested in much more than mathematics. In the following twenty-four essays, you obtain pleasant introductions to powerful ideas of mathematics. In fact, you will have fun...
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N.-Y.: A K Peters/CRC Press, 2001. — 246 p. Acknowledgements The Hedrick Lectures Foreword to The Hedrick Lectures What is a Spiral? Spirals Old and New Lessons from Euler's Ghost Theodorus Goes Wild Technical Developments The Spiral of Theodoras, Special Functions, and Numerical Analysis. The Dynamics of the Theodoras Spiral. Historical Supplements...
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76p Queen Mary, University of London This book was developed as part of the Strategic Partnership between Queen Mary, University of London and the University of Warwick. This collaboration is an agreement between two leading universities that aims to enhance each institution's strengths in teaching, learning and research through an expanding range of joint initiatives....
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N.-Y.: Penguin Books, 2004. - 110p. Mindstretch invites you to put your skills of problem-solving, deduction, logic and lateral-thinking to the test without being attacked by lemmas, construction, induction and sundry other mathematical demons. And interspersed with curious facts about numbers, are magic squares, riddles on chess, a special crossword and a fascinating section...
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Hoboken: Wiley, 1999. — 248 p. From uncanny movie dinosaurs to the loopy physics of the triple axel, Keith Devlin's vibrantly illustrated book illuminates the mathematics inherent in every human endeavor. "A beautiful book . . . the aim is not to teach but to entertain, and it succeeds. The view that mathematics is dull is replaced by an image of how math can be both...
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New York: Harpers&Row, 1977. — 156 p. A collection of numerical and mathematical curiosities and tricks with numbers, by the world's fastest (according to the "Guinness Book of Records) human calculator. A mathematical prodigy since the age of three, the author travels the world giving exhibitions of her powers.
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W.H. Freeman & Company, 2000. — 413 p. — ISBN 0-7167-3379-X (hardcover); ISBN 0-7167-3967-4 (paperback). Mathematician Devlin offers readers readers a primer for mathematics, its history, and recent development in the numbers field. LANGUAGE OF MATHEMATICS walks readers through a range of topics from non-Euclidean geometry, network theory, and quantum mechanics to the impacting...
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New York: Wiley, 1999. — 423 p. Based on the television series by the same name, this is a book about everyday life and the role played in everyday life by mathematics. It is not a "math book." It doesn't set out to show you how to do math. You won't learn much mathematics from this book, and you won't find any formulas or problems anywhere. But you might well learn that...
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New York: W H Freeman, 1993. — 260 p. This collection of A.K. Dewdney's columns from the pages of "Scientific American" and "Algorithm" centres on the four basic themes of the electronic age: matter computes, matter misbehaves, mathematic matters and computers create.
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Singapore: World Scientific, 2012. - 469p. Figurate numbers have a rich history with many applications. The main purpose of this book is to provide a thorough and complete presentation of the theory of figurate numbers, giving much of their properties, facts and theorems with full proofs. This book is the first of this topic written in unified systematic way. It also contains...
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Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2012. — xiv + 244 p. — ISBN 978-0-691-15164-9. Magical Mathematics reveals the secrets of fun-to-perform card tricks?and the profound mathematical ideas behind them?that will astound even the most accomplished magician. Persi Diaconis and Ron Graham provide easy, step-by-step instructions for each trick, explaining how to set up the effect...
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Berlin: Springer, 1992. - 287p. Content: Introduction. Mathematics and Mathematicians. The Nature of Mathematical Problems. Objects and Methods in Classical Mathematics. Some Problems of Classical Mathematics. New Objects and New Methods. Problems and Pseudo-Problems about Foundations.
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1990\1991. — 40 p. On October 21, Martin Gardner celebrated his ninetieth birthday. For 25 of his 90 years, Gardner wrote the monthly “Mathematical Games” column for Scientific American. His columns have inspired thousands o f readers to learn more about the mathematics that heloved to explore and explain. Among his column correspondents were several distinguished mathematicians...
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1990\1991. — 40 p. On October 21, Martin Gardner celebrated his ninetieth birthday. For 25 of his 90 years, Gardner wrote the monthly “Mathematical Games” column for Scientific American. His columns have inspired thousands o f readers to learn more about the mathematics that heloved to explore and explain. Among his column correspondents were several distinguished mathematicians...
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Springer, 1995. — 233 p. — (Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics). — ISBN: 0387944273, 9781461211082 Why Math? is designed for a "general education" mathematics course. It helps develop the basic mathematical literacy now generally demanded of liberal arts students. Requiring only a little background knowledge of algebra and geometry - no more than the minimum entrance...
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HarperCollins Publishers Inc., 2008. — 387 p. Combining a rich historical narrative with his own personal journey as a mathematician, Marcus du Sautoy takes a unique look into the mathematical mind as he explores deep conjectures about symmetry and brings us face-to-face with the oddball mathematicians, both past and present, who have battled to understand symmetry's elusive...
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HarperCollins Publishers Inc., 2008. — 387 p. Combining a rich historical narrative with his own personal journey as a mathematician, Marcus du Sautoy takes a unique look into the mathematical mind as he explores deep conjectures about symmetry and brings us face-to-face with the oddball mathematicians, both past and present, who have battled to understand symmetry's elusive...
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N.-Y.: Fourth Estate, 2004. - 368p. Prime numbers are the very atoms of arithmetic. They also embody one of the most tantalising enigmas in the pursuit of human knowledge. How can one predict when the next prime number will occur? Is there a formula which could generate primes? These apparently simple questions have confounded mathematicians ever since the Ancient Greeks. In...
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DigiLibraries.com, 2005. — 343 p. (Развлечения по математике) When a man says, "I have never solved a puzzle in my life," it is difficult to know exactly what he means, for every intelligent individual is doing it every day. The unfortunate inmates of our lunatic asylums are sent there expressly because they cannot solve puzzles—because they have lost their powers of reason. If...
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Материал DigiLibraries.com, 2005. — 343 p. Развлечения по математике. When a man says, "I have never solved a puzzle in my life," it is difficult to know exactly what he means, for every intelligent individual is doing it every day. The unfortunate inmates of our lunatic asylums are sent there expressly because they cannot solve puzzles—because they have lost their powers of...
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Материал DigiLibraries.com, 2005. — 343 p. Развлечения по математике. When a man says, "I have never solved a puzzle in my life," it is difficult to know exactly what he means, for every intelligent individual is doing it every day. The unfortunate inmates of our lunatic asylums are sent there expressly because they cannot solve puzzles—because they have lost their powers of...
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London, New York: Nelson and Sons, 1917. — 266 p. Развлечения по математике. One of the largest puzzle collections -- 430 brainteasers based on algebra, arithmetic, permutations, probability, plane figure dissection, properties of numbers, etc. Intriguing, witty, paradoxical productions of one of the world's foremost creators of puzzles. Full solutions. More than 450 illustrations.
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Singapore: World Scientific Publishing Company, 1998. - 170p. In this text, the basic mathematical properties of the golden ratio and its occurrence in the dimensions of two- and three-dimensional figures with fivefold symmetry are discussed. In addition, the generation of the Fibonacci series and generalized Finobacci series and their relationship to the golden ratio are...
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The Experiment, 2019. — 320 p. — ISBN 978-1-61519-613-5, 978-1-61519-612-8. Why aren’t left-handers extinct? What makes a rainbow round? How is a pancreas . . . like a pendulum? Publisher's note: It's a Numberful World was published in Australia under the title Woo's Wonderful World of Maths. These may not look like math questions, but they are—because they all have to do with...
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New York: , 1988. — 295 p. This dictionary provides a tantalizing variety of paradoxes, games, problems, and puzzles that will appeal to mathematics enthusiasts at every level of proficiency. Eiss introduces his subject with an overview of the history of recreational mathematics and its relation to some theoretical questions that have occupied mathematicians for centuries....
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American Mathematical Society, 2015. — 257 p. — ISBN-10: 1470422131. — ISBN-13: 978-1470422134 From prehistory to the present, knots have been used for purposes both artistic and practical. The modern science of Knot Theory has ramifications for biochemistry and mathematical physics and is a rich source of research projects for undergraduate and graduate students and...
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THE PENGUIN PRESS Published by the Penguin Group Penguin Group (USA) LLC 375 Hudson Street New York, New York 10014 Copyright © 2014 by Jordan Ellenberg ISBN 978-0-698-16384-3 The Freakonomics of math — a math-world superstar unveils the hidden beauty and logic of the world and puts its power in our hands The math we learn in school can seem like a dull set of...
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Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018. — 249 p. Impressive statistics are thrown at us every day - the cost of health care; the size of an earthquake; the distance to the nearest star; the number of giraffes in the world. We know all these numbers are important - some more than others - and it's vaguely unsettling when we don't really have a clear sense of how remarkable or how...
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Springer, 2008. — 367 p. — ISBN 978-88-470-0793-2. Ciascuno di noi ha nella propria casa un luogo preferito, dove rifugiarsi quando desidera stare solo con se stesso per riflettere e dare il giusto peso a quel che accade nella vita 0 semplicemente per godere della compagnia di un buon libro. Anche il dottor Gastald non sfuggiva a questa regola e, quando gli impegni glielo...
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Berlin: Springer, 2014. — 643 p. This is a book guaranteed to delight the reader. It not only depicts the state of mathematics at the end of the century, but is also full of remarkable insights into its future development as we enter a new millennium. True to its title, the book extends beyond the spectrum of mathematics to include contributions from other related sciences. You...
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Metropolitan Books, 2000. — 264 p. — ISBN 978-0805062991. In twelve dreams, Robert, a boy who hates math, meets a Number Devil, who leads him to discover the amazing world of numbers: infinite numbers, prime numbers, Fibonacci numbers, numbers that magically appear in triangles, and numbers that expand without. As we dream with him, we are taken further and further into...
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The Mathematical Association of America, 2008. — 220 p. Every mathematician (beginner, amateur, and professional alike) thrills to find simple, elegant solutions to seemingly difficult problems. Such happy resolutions are called ``aha! solutions,'' a phrase popularized by mathematics and science writer Martin Gardner. Aha! solutions are surprising, stunning, and scintillating:...
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Mathematical Association of America, 2011. — 191 p. — ISBN 0883855763. This book is about beautiful mathematical concepts and creations. Mathematical ideas have an aesthetic appeal that can be appreciated by those who have the time and dedication to investigate. Mathematical topics are presented in the categories of words, images, formulas, theorems, proofs, solutions, and...
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Prindle, Weber & Schmidt, Boston, Massachusetts. 1969. – 157 pp. Somehow or other, over the years and without any particular effort on my part, a large number of stories and anecdotes about mathematics and mathematicians have fallen my way and remained stuck in my mind. These stories and anecdotes have proved very useful in the classroom—as little interest-rousing atoms, to add...
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The Mathematical Association of America, 2002. - 368 pages. For many years, famed mathematics historian and master teacher Howard Eves collected stories and anecdotes about mathematics and mathematicians, gathering them together in six Mathematical Circles books. Thousands of teachers of mathematics have read these stories and anecdotes for their own enjoyment and used them in...
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Prindle, Weber & Schmidt, Boston, Massachusetts. 1977. – 203 pp. Upon completion of the third trip around the Mathematical Circle {Mathematical Circles Squared), I fully intended not to make any more of these circuits. In the intervening five years, however, so many of the mathematical brethren sent me favorite anecdotes that they hoped would appear in a subsequent ramble, that I...
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Prindle, Weber & Schmidt, Boston, Massachusetts. 1971. – 206 pp. The reception given to my little work, In Mathematical Circles (Prindle, Weber and Schmidt, Inc., 1969), has been so gratifying, and requests from readers that I make the trip around once again have been so numerous, that I here offer a selection of 360 further mathematical stories and anecdotes. The classification...
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Prindle, Weber & Schmidt, Boston, Massachusetts. 1972. – 206 pp. Here is a third trip around the mathematical circle, and, at least for some time, it must be the last such trip. I cannot deny that it has been fun making these trips, but there are so many other, and more serious, things I wish to write that it is high time I set the mathematical stories and anecdotes aside-with...
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PWS-KENT Publishing Company, Boston, 1988. – 201 pp. There can be little doubt that Arthur Conan Doyle enjoyed writing his Sherlock Holmes tales, but when he found them interfering with his "more serious" work, he felt it wise to get rid of the beloved detective. Accordingly, in "The Final Problem," at the end of the Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, Doyle managed to have the detective...
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Springer, 1997. - 303 pages. The companion volume to Fantasia Mathematica, first published in 1962, this second anthology of mathematical writings is even more varied and contains stories, cartoons, essays, rhymes, music, anecdotes, aphorisms, and other oddments. Authors include Arthur C. Clarke, Isaac Asimov, Mark Twain, and Lewis Carroll. 19 illus.
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Oxford University Press, 2013. — 107 p. — (Very Short Introductions). — ISBN 0199675988 From the contours of coastlines to the outlines of clouds, and the branching of trees, fractal shapes can be found everywhere in nature. In this Very Short Introduction, Kenneth Falconer explains the basic concepts of fractal geometry, which produced a revolution in our mathematical...
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Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013. — 136 p. — (Very Short Introductions). The aim of this book is to show, in basic terms, how fractals may be constructed, described, and analysed as geometrical objects and how these ‘mathematical’ fractals relate to the ‘real’ fractals of nature or science. Geometry, particularly fractal geometry, is very much a visual subject, and diagrams...
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Dover Publications Inc., 2014. — 192 p. — ISBN 978-0-486-79173-9. There's more than one way to define a paradox, and this intriguing book offers examples of every kind. Stanley J. Farlow, a prominent educator and author, presents a captivating mix of mathematical paradoxes: the kind with surprising, nonintuitive outcomes; the variety that rely on mathematical sleight-of-hand to...
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Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2008. - 307p. Mathematicians solve equations, or try to. But sometimes the solutions are not as interesting as the beautiful symmetric patterns that lead to them. Written in a friendly style for a general audience, Fearless Symmetry is the first popular math book to discuss these elegant and mysterious patterns and the ingenious techniques...
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Princeton University Press, 2014. — 168 p. — ISBN: 0691157553 Calculus. For some of us, the word conjures up memories of ten-pound textbooks and visions of tedious abstract equations. And yet, in reality, calculus is fun, accessible, and surrounds us everywhere we go. In Everyday Calculus, Oscar Fernandez shows us how to see the math in our coffee, on the highway, and even in...
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Princeton University Press, 2014. — 168 p. — ISBN: 0691157553 Calculus. For some of us, the word conjures up memories of ten-pound textbooks and visions of tedious abstract equations. And yet, in reality, calculus is fun, accessible, and surrounds us everywhere we go. In Everyday Calculus, Oscar Fernandez shows us how to see the math in our coffee, on the highway, and even in the...
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Dorling Kindersley Publishing, 2018. — 130 p. — ISBN 978-0-241322-95-6. Key maths vocabulary and concepts for young children are simply explained in this friendly and informative reference book. Clear, accessible pictures and diagrams support this first introduction to numbers, calculating, measuring, geometry, and data-collecting, making basic maths skills easier to understand....
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Frank Schaffer Publications, 2004. — 48 p. — ISBN-10: 0768227461, — ISBN-13: 978-0768227468 The Math Mysteries series was designed to encourage students to think like math detectives, using clues to solve problems. These four different types of activities are found in each book: story-based mysteries, activities that discover the mysteries found in mathematics, rhyming riddles,...
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Media Arts, 1991. - 34 Pages. Is math really that important in our day to day life? After all we do have calculators to do math for us, right? Having calculators, small enough to carry in our shirt pocket, is not a good reason to discount the advantage of knowing how to do math in our head on a daily basis. We have become lazy in our daily routine as new inventions have been...
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Basic Books, 2014. — 304 p. — ISBN-13 978-0465050741. What if you had to take an art class in which you were only taught how to paint a fence? What if you were never shown the paintings of van Gogh and Picasso, weren't even told they existed? Alas, this is how math is taught, and so for most of us it becomes the intellectual equivalent of watching paint dry. In Love and Math,...
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N.-Y.: AMS, 2007. - 465p. The book consists of thirty lectures on diverse topics, covering much of the mathematical landscape rather than focusing on one area. The reader will learn numerous results that often belong to neither the standard undergraduate nor graduate curriculum and will discover connections between classical and contemporary ideas in algebra, combinatorics,...
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Dover Publications, 1988. - 352 pages. Over 120 delightful pen-and-ink illustrations by the author, add another dimension of good-natured charm to these wide-ranging explorations. A mind-expanding volume for the layman and the science-minded. The book originated as an attempt to collect the most interesting facts and tlieories of modern science in such a -way as to give the...
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N.Y.: Prometheus Books, 1994. – 427 p. Isaac Asimov, Rachel Carson, Charles Darwin, John Dewey, Albert Einstein, Jean Henri Fabre, Sigmund Freud, Stephen Jay Gould, Aldous Huxley, Julian Huxley, William James, Ernest Nagel, Bertrand Russell, Carl Sagan, Lewis Thomas, H. G. Wells and others. How do you condense, into 427 pages, some of the best writings in science during the...
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Karl Fulves, 1995. – 47 p. (Illust. by Joseph K. Schmidt). Contents: Introduction. Basic Tosses. Classifying Controls. In Closing. The Classic Palm. The Pick Up. Controls 1 thru 9. Rolling Any Number. Controlling Two Dice. The Basic Grip. Finger Palm. The Pick Up. Controls 10 thru 13. Without The Cup. Controls 1 thru 12. The Finish. Surprise...
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Natick, A.K. Peters, 2001. - 327p. Собрание статей Мартина Гарднера по занимательной математике, написанных после того, как он оставил должность ведущего математической колонки журнала Scientific American, и не вошедших в сборники его статей (15 книг, в значительной части у нас переведенных). Затронуты разнообразные темы, такие, как разрезания, элементы теории графов и теории...
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Scientific American, 1978. – 179 p. A variety of puzzles and riddles with simple, but not easily divined, solutions from Martin Gardner, former "Mathematical Games" columnist for Scientific American (back when it was still very intellectual). Each puzzle is accompanied by both a short, direct explanation and more in-depth discussion generalizing the particular insight to other...
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W. W. Norton Limited, 2003. – 288 p. Martin Gardner - "one of the most brilliant men and gracious writers I have ever known," wrote Stephen Jay Gould-is the wittiest, most devastating debunker of scientific fraud and chicanery of our time. In this new book Gardner explores startling scientific concepts, such as the possibility of multiple universes and the theory that time can...
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N.Y.: Simon and Schuster, 1972. - 96 p. Experiment with cryptography — the science of secret writing. Cipher and decipher codes: transposition and polyalphabetical ciphers, famous codes, typewriter and telephone codes, codes that use playing cards, knots, and swizzle sticks.even invisible writing and sending messages through outer space. Hours of intrigue and challenge. 45...
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N.Y.: Simon and Schuster, 1972. — 96 p. Experiment with cryptography — the science of secret writing. Cipher and decipher codes: transposition and polyalphabetical ciphers, famous codes, typewriter and telephone codes, codes that use playing cards, knots, and swizzle sticks.even invisible writing and sending messages through outer space. Hours of intrigue and challenge. 45...
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N.Y.: Dover Publications, 1986. – 112 p. Only an elementary knowledge of math is needed to enjoy this entertaining compilation of brain-teasers. It includes a mixture of old and new riddles covering a variety of mathematical topics: money, speed, plane and solid geometry, probability, topology, tricky puzzles and more. Carefully explained solutions follow each problem. 65...
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N.Y.: Dover Publications: 1957. – 363 p. Martin Gardner is a well-known science writer who for years authored the ''Mathematical Games" column in Scientific American. His «Fads and Fallacies in the Name of Science», first published in 1952, is the classic of skeptical literature. In this volume, Gardner displays some of the best qualities of a skeptical author: good writing,...
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N.Y.: Dover Publications: 1957. — 363 p. Martin Gardner is a well-known science writer who for years authored the ''Mathematical Games" column in Scientific American. His «Fads and Fallacies in the Name of Science», first published in 1952, is the classic of skeptical literature. In this volume, Gardner displays some of the best qualities of a skeptical author: good writing, good...
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Copyright 1992 by W. H. Freeman and Company ISBN 0-7 167-2 188-0. ISBN 0-7 167-2 189-9(pbk. ) Preface White, Brown, and Fractal Music The Tinkly Temple Bells Mathematical Zoo Charles Sanders Peirce Twisted Prismatic Rings The Thirty Color Cubes Egyptian Fractions Minimal Sculpture 1 Minimal Sculpture II Tangent Circles The Rotating Table and Other Problems Does...
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N.Y.: Prometheus Books, 1999. - 261 p. Martin Gardner is best known for his many popular books about science and mathematics, but in this collection, he demonstrates that his interests encompass nearly everything else as well. No one will agree with all of Gardner's views, but it is hard to imagine a reader who will not find them exciting, provocative, and a pleasure to read....
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2nd. ed., updated. — Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008. — 208 p. — (The New Martin Gardner Mathematical Library). Hexaflexagons, Probability Paradoxes, and the Tower of Hanoi is the inaugural volume in The New Martin Gardner Mathematical Library series. Based off of Gardener's enormously popular Scientific American columns, his puzzles and challenges can now fascinate a...
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Published by The Mathematical Association of America An MAA Spectrum book) This book was updated and revised from the 1981 edition published by Vantage Books, New York. Library of Congress Catalog Card Number 92-060996 ISBN 0-88385-506-2 More Puzzles, Games, Paradoxes, and Other Mathematical Entertainments from Scientific American with a Preface by Donald Knuth, A Postscript...
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Published in the United States of America by The Mathematical Association of America Copyright 1965, 1967, 1968,1976, 1977 and 1990 by Martin Gardner. An MAA Spectrum book Library of Congress Catalog Card Number 89-064- 116 ISBN 0-88385 More Puzzles, Games, Diversions, Illusions and Other Mathematical Sleight-of-Mind from Scientific American with a Foreword by Persi...
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N.Y.: Dover Publications, 1956. – 176 p. This is the first book-length study of this fascinating branch of recreational mathematics. Written by one of the foremost experts on mathematical magic, it summarizes, with considerable historical data and bibliography, all previous work in this field; it is also a creative examination of laws and their exemplification, with scores of...
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N.Y.: Dover Publications, 1994. - 82 p. Martin Gardner is the author of more than seventy books on a vast range of topics. The noted expert and longtime author of Scientific American's Mathematical Games column selects 70 of his favorite "short" puzzles. Enthusiasts can challenge their skills with such mind-bogglers as The Returning Explorer, The Mutilated Chessboard, Scrambled...
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N.Y.: Prometheus Books, 1983. - 396 p. Martin Gardner is the author of more than seventy books on a vast range of topics. This collection of essays by America's foremost polymath delves into some of the many fascinating subjects in which Martin Gardner has had an abiding interest.
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2nd ed., updated. — Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008. — 248 p. — (The New Martin Gardner Math. Library) Martin Gardner continues to delight readers in Origami, Eleusis, and the Soma Cube, the second volume in the new Cambridge series, The New Martin Gardner Mathematical Library, based off his enormously popular Scientific American columns. Gardner introduces young and...
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N.Y.: Dover Publications, 1988. – 113 p. Ninety-three riddles, mazes, illusions, tricky questions, word and picture puzzles, and other challenges offer hours of entertainment for youngsters. Richly illustrated with rib-tickling drawings by Laszlo Kubinyi, this curious and comic collection is the perfect companion for car trips, parties, picnics, and rainy days. Solutions are...
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Mathematical Association of America (MAA), 1987. – 164 p. Martin Gardner begins Riddles with questions about splitting up polygons into prescribed shapes and he ends this book with an offer of a prize of $100 for the first person to send him a 3 x# magic square consisting of consecutive primes. Only Gardner could fit so many diverse and tantalizing problems into one book. This...
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Clarcson N. Potter, Inc., 1981. - 148 p. Introducing robots, bacteriophages, toroids and Omniscient Rational Advance Calculators of Local Events. Mathematical wizard and celebrated author of Mathematical Puzzles and Diversions and Mathematical Carnival, Martin Gardner has devised thirty-sic mind-bending stories, each containing challenging problems based on geometry,...
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Cambridge: CUP, 2009. - 298p. Contents: Introduction. The Binary System. Group Theory and Braids. Eight Problems. The Games and Puzzles of Lewis Carroll. Paper Cutting. Board Games. Packing Spheres. The Transcendental Number π. Victor Eigen:Mathemagician. The Four-ColorMap Theorem. Mr. Apollinax Visits New York. Nine Problems. Polyominoes and...
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W. W. Norton & Company, 2001. - 736 p. This weighty collection, containing 50 of what the Annotated Alice annotator and popular science journalist considers his best Scientific American "Mathematical Games" columns, is sure to please the relatively small but intensely loyal coterie of Gardner fans. Arranged in 12 broad categories (arithmetic and algebra, plane geometry,...
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1997 Springer-Verlag New York, Inc. Contents Preface The Wonders of a Planiverse Bulgarian Solitaire and Other Seemingly Endless Tasks Fun with Eggs, Part I Fun with Eggs, Part I1 The Topology of Knots M-Pire Maps Directed Graphs and Cannibals Dinner Guests, Schoolgirls, and Handcuffed Prisoners The Monster and Other Sporadic Groups Taxicab Geometry The Power of the...
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Dorset Press, 1991. - 326 pages. Over the years, Martin Gardner has recounted his visits and interviews with the amazing Dr. Irving Joshua Matrix, a man considered by many to be the greatest numerologist of all time. The late Dr. Matrix was the leading authority on number and language coincidences, especially the type that Jung referred to as "synchronicity. " For example, it...
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Published 1985 by Prometheus Books. E. Amherst Street, Buffalo, New York 14215. ISBN 0-87975-281-5 cloth. ISBN 0-87975-282-3 paper. Introduction. New York. Los Angeles. Sing Sing. Lincoln and Kennedy. Chicago. Miami Beach. Philadelphia. Pi. Wordsmith College. Squaresville. Left Versus Right. Fifth Avenue. The Moon. Honolulu. Houston. Clairvoyance Test....
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N.Y.: W.H. Freeman & Co, 1990. – 392 p. The Ambidextrous Universe is a popular science book by Martin Gardner covering aspects of symmetry and asymmetry in human culture, science and the wider universe. Originally published in 1964, it underwent revisions in 1969, 1979, 1990 and 2005 (the last two are known as the "Third, revised edition"). Originally titled The Ambidextrous...
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N.Y.: Prometheus Books, 1987. – 224 p. Here is Martin Gardner's first collection of short stories. Culled from fiction written over the years for such magazines as "Esquire" and the "London Mystery Magazine", "The No-Sided Professor" is proof that Gardner's expertise does not stop at his scientific and mathematical works. Only Gardner can infuse short stories with the same...
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The University of Chicago Press, Copyright 1961, 1987 by Martin Gardner A new selection: from Origami to Recreational Logic, from Digital Roots and Dudeney Puzzles to the Diabolic Square, from the Golden Ratio to the Generalized Ham Sandwich Theorem. With mathematical commentaries by Mr. Gardner, ripostes from readers of Scientific American, references for further reading and,...
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The University of Chicago Press, Chicago and London 1991 ISBN 0-226-28256-2 (pbk. ) The Paradox of the Unexpected Hanging Knots and Borromean Rings The Transcendental Number e Geometric Dissections Scarne on Gambling The Church of the Fourth Dimension Eight Problems A Matchbox Game-Learning Machine Spirals Rotations and Reflections Peg Solitaire Flatlands Chicago...
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N.Y.: Copernicus, Springer-Verlag, 1996. - 158 p. This book contains scores of intriguing puzzles and paradoxes from Lewis Carroll, the author of Alice in Wonderland, whose interests ranged from inventing new games like Arithmetical Croquet to important problems in symbolic logic and propositional calculus. Written by Carroll expert and well-known mathematics author Martin...
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American Mathematical Association, 1965. — 178 p. This book, in many ways, is a departure from the traditional New Mathematical Library (NML) offering. While most NML volumes are aimed at readers interested in exploring particular mathematical topics, this volume is likely to appeal also to puzzle solvers, science fiction fans, and, of course, to the many admirers of Martin...
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Magic, 1998. — 570 p. — ISBN 0916638901. The most comprehensive collection of close-up magic tricks using ordinary objects calling for no special apparatus, gimmicks or advanced preparation. From tricks with apples and bottle caps to tooth picks and whisk brooms, this collection offers concise and practical instructions for a wide range of fascinating magic.
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W.H. Freeman and Company, 1992. — 334 p. — ISBN 0-7 167-2 189-9(pbk.). This is a collection of informative extracts from Gardners' "Scientific American" column. Each brain-teasing article has been updated to include new mists, new ideas, and new solutions. Highlights include two new chapters-one on pi and poetry, one on minimal sculpture - and intriguing forays into time reversal,...
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University of Chicago Press, 1988. — 213 p. The First Scientific American Book of Puzzles & Games. This revision of a 1959 title offers schools a wonderful collection of reprinted articles from Scientific American with afterwords to bring the topics up to date. Math students and puzzle nuts will appreciate this assortment, which ranges from the hexaflexagons of the title to...
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W.H. Freeman and Company, 1986. — 278 p. — ISBN13: 978-0-7167-1799-9. Introduces puzzles and math problems involving coincidence, ciphers, games, the I Ching, geometric figures, and paradoxes. Preface Coincidence The Binary Gray Code Polycubes Bacon's Cipher Doughnuts: Linked and Knotted The Tour of the Arrows and Other Problems Napier's Bones Napier's Abacus Sim, Chomp and...
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W.H. Freeman and Company, 1986. — 278 p. — ISBN13: 978-0-7167-1799-9. Introduces puzzles and math problems involving coincidence, ciphers, games, the I Ching, geometric figures, and paradoxes.
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Granica Editions, 1988. — 90 p. Este libro recopila una gran cantidad de problemas de matemática, muchos de ellos seleccionados de la publicación Science World, en la cual el autor tenía una columna. Martin Gardner (1914 – 2010) fue un reconocido divulgador científico que se hizo popular por sus libros sobre matemática recreativa. Sus textos, apuntan a un amplio público que...
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The Mathematical Association of America, 1989. — 311 p. — ISBN 0-88385-448-1. From Penny Puzzles, Card Shuffles, and Tricks of Lightning Calculators to Roller Coaster Rides into the Fourth Dimension. A round-up of Tantalizers from Scientific American with a Foreword by John Horton Conway and Elegant Mathematical Commentaries, Afterthoughts, a new Postscript, and a new Bibliography...
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The Mathematical Association of America, 1989. — 311 p. — ISBN 0-88385-448-1. Challenging mathematical games range from penny puzzles and card shuffles to a mathematical journey into the art of M. C. Escher and an attempt to visualize a four-dimensional object
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Washington: The Mathematical Association of America, 1992. — 296 p. — ISBN: 0883855062. The twenty chapters of this book are nicely balanced between all sorts of stimulating ideas, suggested by down-to-earth objects like match sticks and dollar bills as well as by faraway objects like planets and infinite random walks. We learn about ancient devices for arithmetic and about modern...
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Washington: The Mathematical Association of America, 1992. — 296 p. — ISBN: 0883855062. The twenty chapters of this book are nicely balanced between all sorts of stimulating ideas, suggested by down-to-earth objects like match sticks and dollar bills as well as by faraway objects like planets and infinite random walks. We learn about ancient devices for arithmetic and about modern...
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Washington: The Mathematical Association of America, 1989. — 300 p. — ISBN 0-88385. 1000 развивающих головоломок, математических загадок и ребусов для детей и взрослых. Отсутствует. Mathematical Magic Show. Аннотация к книге "1000 развивающих головоломок, математических загадок и ребусов для детей и взрослых". Автор: Гарднер Мартин. ... Около 40 лет назад издательство Мир...
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Washington: The Mathematical Association of America, 1995. — 268 p. — ISBN: 0883855178. This is a book of mathematical jokes, if "joke" is taken in a sense broad enough to include any kind of mathematics that is mixed with a strong element of fun. Most mathematicians relish such play, though of course they keep it ivithin reasonable bounds. There is a fascination about...
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Washington: The Mathematical Association of America, 1995. — 268 p. — ISBN: 0883855178. This is a book of mathematical jokes, if "joke" is taken in a sense broad enough to include any kind of mathematics that is mixed with a strong element of fun. Most mathematicians relish such play, though of course they keep it ivithin reasonable bounds. There is a fascination about...
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New York: W.H. Freeman, 1997. — 325 p. — ISBN 0-88385-521-6. Here is another collection drawn from Martin Gardner's 'Mathematical Games' column in Scientific American. Each chapter explores a different theme, for example fractals, surreal numbers, the sculptures of Berrocal, tiling the plane, Ramsey theory and code breaking, all combining to create a rich diet of recreational...
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New York: W.H. Freeman, 1997. — 325 p. — ISBN 0-88385-521-6. Here is another collection drawn from Martin Gardner's 'Mathematical Games' column in Scientific American. Each chapter explores a different theme, for example fractals, surreal numbers, the sculptures of Berrocal, tiling the plane, Ramsey theory and code breaking, all combining to create a rich diet of recreational...
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University of Chicago Press, 2001. — 266 p. — ISBN 0-226-28250-3. For 25 of his 95 years, Martin Gardner wrote 'Mathematical Games and Recreations', a monthly column for Scientific American magazine. These columns have inspired hundreds of thousands of readers to delve more deeply into the large world of mathematics. He has also made significant contributions to magic, philosophy,...
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University of Chicago Press, 2001. — 266 p. — ISBN 0-226-28250-3. For 25 of his 95 years, Martin Gardner wrote 'Mathematical Games and Recreations', a monthly column for Scientific American magazine. These columns have inspired hundreds of thousands of readers to delve more deeply into the large world of mathematics. He has also made significant contributions to magic, philosophy,...
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W.W. Norton & Company, 2005. — 696 p. Finally collected in one volume, Martin Gardner's immensely popular short puzzles; along with a few new ones from the master. For more than twenty-five years, Martin Gardner was Scientific American's renowned provocateur of popular math. His yearly gatherings of short and inventive problems were easily his most anticipated math columns. Loyal...
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New York: Springer-Verlag Inc., 1997. — 392 p. — ISBN 0-0387-94929-1. Of all of Martin Gardners writings, none gained him a wider audience or was more central to his reputation than his Mathematical Recreations column in Scientific American - which virtually defined the genre of popular mathematics writing for a generation. Flatland, Hydras and Eggs: Mathematical Mystifications is...
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Prometheus Books, 1985. — 326 p. — ISBN 0-87975-282-3. The Magic Numbers of Dr. Matrix draws us into the intriguing and fascinating world of numbers and number theory. "Numbers, you know, have a mysterious life of their own. It would be naive," claims Dr. Matrix, "to suppose that there is such a thing as a randomly arranged group of symbols." Consider, for example, the decimal...
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Dorset Press, 1991. — 326 p. — ISBN 0-88029-565-1. Over the years, Martin Gardner has recounted his visits and interviews with the amazing Dr. Irving Joshua Matrix, a man considered by many to be the greatest numerologist of all time. The late Dr. Matrix was the leading authority on number and language coincidences, especially the type that Jung referred to as "synchronicity. "...
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The University of Chicago Press, 1987. — 256 p. — ISBN-13: 978-0-226-28253-8. This delightful collection from the magician of math introduces readers to magic squares, the Generalized Ham Sandwich Theorem, origami, digital roots, an update of the Induction Game of Eleusis, Dudeney puzzles, the maze at Hampton Court palace, and many more mathematical puzzles and principles....
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W.H. Freeman and Company, 1988. — 295 p. — ISBN13: 978-0-7167-1924-X. This book is another great collection of problems, discussions, and mathematical curiosities from Martin Gardner - and one of his best. In this book, Martin Gardner has assembled an absorbing discussion on the theoretical aspects and possibility of time travel, including the many paradoxes that may arise; two...
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W.H. Freeman and Company, 1988. — 295 p. — ISBN13: 978-0-7167-1924-X. This book is another great collection of problems, discussions, and mathematical curiosities from Martin Gardner - and one of his best. In this book, Martin Gardner has assembled an absorbing discussion on the theoretical aspects and possibility of time travel, including the many paradoxes that may arise; two...
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W.H. Freeman & Company, 1983. — 261 p. — ISBN13 978-0-7167-1589-9. Introduction Wheels Diophantine Analysis and Fermat's Last Theorem The Knotted Molecule and Other Problems Alephs and Supertasks Nontransitive Dice and Other Probability Paradoxes Geometrical Fallacies The Combinatorics of Paper Folding A Set of Quickies Ticktacktoe Games Plaiting Polyhedrons The Game of Halma...
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W.H. Freeman & Company, 1983. — 261 p. — ISBN13: 978-0-7167-1589-9) (pbk.). 'Martin Gardner is an amateur magician, but, putting in the shade all his sleight-of-hand, is the magic whereby he can take any mathematical subject and make it impossible for me to stop reading till he stops writing- whether I know anything about the subject to begin with or not. And when he does stop, I...
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Enslow Pub, 2009. — 128 р. — (Ace Your Physics Science Project). — ISBN 978-0766032224. Each book picks the authors' best experiments for science classes, tests, and science fairs, in a series where full-color illustrations enhance easy-to-follow experiments that are augmented by safety guidelines. What is friction? What is the coriolis force? Young scientists will explore the...
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New Delhi: Pustak Mahal, 2008. — 216 pages. ISBN: 8122303633 Suitable for those interested in mathematics and its brain teasers. The study of mathematics has dealt with the ideas and assumptions about those concepts with which math-ematics starts. Mathematics, commonly abbreviated to Maths or Math — has now become the interdisciplinary tool to all science. The subject was...
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Paris: ENS Editions, 2017. — 310 p. — ISBN 978-2-84788-940-6. A stroll in the mathematical world. This is neither an elementary introduction to the theory of singularities, nor a specialized treatise containing many new theorems. The purpose of this little book is to invite the reader on a mathematical promenade. We pay a visit to Hipparchus, Newton and Gauss, but also to many...
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McGraw-Hill, 2008. - 378 pages. Quick Review Math Handbook helps students refresh their memory of mathematics concepts and skills. Each Handbook consists of 3 parts: HotWords, HotTopics, and HotSolutions. HotWords are important mathematical terms. The HotWords section includes a glossary of terms, a collection of common or significant mathematical patterns, and lists of...
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McGraw-Hill, 2010. — 455 p. Quick Review Math Handbook helps students refresh their memory of mathematics concepts and skills. Each Handbook consists of 3 parts: HotWords, HotTopics, and HotSolutions. HotWords are important mathematical terms. The HotWords section includes a glossary of terms, a collection of common or significant mathematical patterns, and lists of symbols...
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Quersus, 2013. — 416 pages. ISBN: 1623650089 Paul Glendinning is Professor of Applied Mathematics at the University of Manchester. He was founding Head of School for Mathematics at the combined University of Manchester and has published over fifty academic articles and an undergraduate textbook on chaos theory. Both simple and accessible, Math in Minutes is a visually led...
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Arcturus Publishing Limited, 2007. — 192 pages. ISBN: 0572033311 The first we know of numbers is when we start learning to count. One, two, buckle my shoe… Pretty soon we know the number of our age, the number of the day we were born, the month, the year. Before long we’ve learnt the numbers we like on the remote control, our friends’ telephone numbers, the number of our...
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London: Arcturus, 2009. - 194p. From zero to infinity, The Book of Numbers opens up a new world of knowledge based on the magic of numbers. Within these pages, every number of significance is listed together with its special qualities and associations. Along the way, there are many detours and diversions as well as detailed box-outs which help throw further light on every...
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Ontario: Canadiam Mathematical Society, 2001. — 574 p. Crux Mathematicorum is an internationally respected source of unique and challenging mathematical problems published by the CMS. Designed primarily for the secondary and undergraduate levels, and also containing some pre-secondary material, it has been referred to as "the best problem solving journal in the world". All the...
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Ontario: Canadiam Mathematical Society, 2012. — 112 p. Crux Mathematicorum is an internationally respected source of unique and challenging mathematical problems published by the CMS. Designed primarily for the secondary and undergraduate levels, and also containing some pre-secondary material, it has been referred to as "the best problem solving journal in the world". All the...
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Ontario: Canadian Mathematical Society, 1975. — 5 p. Crux Mathematicorum is an internationally respected source of unique and challenging mathematical problems published by the CMS. Designed primarily for the secondary and undergraduate levels, and also containing some pre-secondary material, it has been referred to as "the best problem solving journal in the world". All the...
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Ontario: Canadian Mathematical Society, 1975. — 5 p. Crux Mathematicorum is an internationally respected source of unique and challenging mathematical problems published by the CMS. Designed primarily for the secondary and undergraduate levels, and also containing some pre-secondary material, it has been referred to as "the best problem solving journal in the world". All the...
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Ontario: Canadian Mathematical Society, 1975. — 15 p. Crux Mathematicorum is an internationally respected source of unique and challenging mathematical problems published by the CMS. Designed primarily for the secondary and undergraduate levels, and also containing some pre-secondary material, it has been referred to as "the best problem solving journal in the world". All the...
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Ontario: Canadian Mathematical Society, 1975. — 15 p. Crux Mathematicorum is an internationally respected source of unique and challenging mathematical problems published by the CMS. Designed primarily for the secondary and undergraduate levels, and also containing some pre-secondary material, it has been referred to as "the best problem solving journal in the world". All the...
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Ontario: Canadian Mathematical Society, 1975. — 11 p. Crux Mathematicorum is an internationally respected source of unique and challenging mathematical problems published by the CMS. Designed primarily for the secondary and undergraduate levels, and also containing some pre-secondary material, it has been referred to as "the best problem solving journal in the world". All the...
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Ontario: Canadian Mathematical Society, 1975. — 9 p. Crux Mathematicorum is an internationally respected source of unique and challenging mathematical problems published by the CMS. Designed primarily for the secondary and undergraduate levels, and also containing some pre-secondary material, it has been referred to as "the best problem solving journal in the world". All the...
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Ontario: Canadian Mathematical Society, 1975. — 15 p. Crux Mathematicorum is an internationally respected source of unique and challenging mathematical problems published by the CMS. Designed primarily for the secondary and undergraduate levels, and also containing some pre-secondary material, it has been referred to as "the best problem solving journal in the world". All the...
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Ontario: Canadian Mathematical Society, 1975. — 15 p. Crux Mathematicorum is an internationally respected source of unique and challenging mathematical problems published by the CMS. Designed primarily for the secondary and undergraduate levels, and also containing some pre-secondary material, it has been referred to as "the best problem solving journal in the world". All the...
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London: Transaction Publishers, 2014. — 123 p. The heart of mathematics is its elegance; the way it all fits together. Unfortunately, its beauty often eludes the vast majority of people who are intimidated by fear of the difficulty of numbers. Mathematical Elegance remedies this. Using hundreds of examples, the author presents a view of the mathematical landscape that is both...
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New York: William Morrow, 2011. — 259 p. — ISBN 978-0061689093. Larry Gonick, master cartoonist, former Harvard instructor, and creator of the New York Times bestselling, Harvey Award-winning Cartoon Guide series now does for calculus what he previously did for science and history: making a complex subject comprehensible, fascinating, and fun through witty text and light-hearted...
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Oxford University Press, 2002. — 160 p. — (Very Short Introductions). — ISBN-10 0192853619; ISBN-13 978-0192853615. The aim of this book is to explain, carefully but not technically, the differences between advanced, research-level mathematics, and the sort of mathematics we learn at school. The most fundamental differences are philosophical, and readers of this book will...
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Dover Publications, Inc, Mineoola, New York, USA, 2017. — 248 p. — ISBN-13: 9780486218465 For decades, professionals in applied mathematics and mathematical puzzle fans from all over the world supplied provocative problems to the puzzle columns of the Graham Dial. Upon the appearance of an interesting problem, readers wrote in to the Dial suggesting new approaches to the solution,...
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Dover Publications, Inc, Mineoola, New York, USA, 2017. — 248 p. — ISBN-13: 9780486218465 For decades, professionals in applied mathematics and mathematical puzzle fans from all over the world supplied provocative problems to the puzzle columns of the Graham Dial. Upon the appearance of an interesting problem, readers wrote in to the Dial suggesting new approaches to the solution,...
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Dover Publications, 2017. — 160 p. — ISBN-13 978-0486218465. For decades, professionals in applied mathematics and mathematical puzzle fans from all over the world supplied provocative problems to the puzzle columns of the Graham Dial. Upon the appearance of an interesting problem, readers wrote in to the Dial suggesting new approaches to the solution, some greatly simplifying the...
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Dover Publications, 1968. — 150 p. For decades, professionals in applied mathematics and mathematical puzzle fans from all over the world supplied provocative problems to the puzzle columns of the Graham Dial. Upon the appearance of an interesting problem, readers wrote in to the Dial suggesting new approaches to the solution, some greatly simplifying the problem and others...
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N.-Y.: W.H. Freeman, 1987. - 700p. "Remarkable.It will surely remain the unique reference in this area for many years to come." Roger Penrose , Nature ".an outstanding achievement in mathematical education." Bulletin of The London Mathematical Society. "I am enormously impressed.Will be the definitive reference on tiling theory for many decades. Not only does the book bring...
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2nd. ed. — Springer, 2020. — 177 p. — ISBN 3030330869. How does mathematics impact everyday events ? Through concrete examples from business, sport, games, computing, and society, this book explores the mathematics underpinning our everyday lives. The examples covered in the book include game shows, internet search engines, mortgage payments, drug testing, soccer tournaments,...
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New York: Springer, 2016. - 164p. How does mathematics impact everyday events? The purpose of this book is to show a range of examples where mathematics can be seen at work in everyday life. From money (APR, mortgage repayments, personal finance), simple first and second order ODEs, sport and games (tennis, rugby, athletics, darts, tournament design, soccer, snooker),...
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N.-Y.: MAA, 1991. - 335p. "I wrote this book for fun, and I hope you will read it the same way. It was fun indeed-the book almost wrote itself. It consists of some of the many problems that I started saving and treasuring a long time ago. Problems came up in conversations with friends, and in correspondence, and in books, and in lectures. I enjoyed them, thought about them,...
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World Scientific Publishing, 2009. — 224 pages. ISBN-10: 9812835318. Symmetry is as simple or as complicated as we are ready to absorb it in everything around us. From flowers to bridges, buildings, coke machines, and snowflakes; from molecules to walnuts, fences, pine cones, and sunflowers; from music to children's drawings; from hubcaps to bank logos, propellers, wallpaper...
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Hoboken: CRC Press, 2013. - 275p. The book is divided into chapters, each built around a broad theme, with some Gauss problems that illustrate the subject matter of that chapter. These start off easy, just to demonstrate the needed insight to solve the given problem more efficiently. We consider these insights to be our mathematical tools. The beginning problems in each chapter...
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Wellesley, A.K. Peters Ltd., 2007. - 150p. A collection of short detective stories for young adults who are interested in applying high school level mathematics and physics to solving mysteries. The main character is Ravi, a 14-year-old math genius who helps the local police solve cases. Each chapter is a detective story with a mathematical puzzle at its core that Ravi is able...
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Princеton Univеrsity Prеss, 2008. - 264 pages. In Nonplussed!, popular-math writer Julian Havil delighted readers with a mind-boggling array of implausible yet true mathematical paradoxes. Now Havil is back with Impossible?, another marvelous medley of the utterly confusing, profound, and unbelievable-and all of it mathematically irrefutable. Whenever Forty-second Street in...
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The Mathematical Association of America, 2005. - 304 pages. This is a partial record of the Bay Area Math Adventures (BAMA), a lecture series for high school students (and incidentally their teachers, parents, and other interested adults) hosted by San Jose State and Santa Clara Universities in the San Francisco Bay Area. These lectures are aimed primarily at talented high...
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Wellesley, Massachusetts A K Peters, 2009. – 229 p. The authors show that there are underlying mathematical reasons for why games and puzzles are challenging (and perhaps why they are so much fun). They also show that games and puzzles can serve as powerful models of computation-quite different from the usual models of automata and circuits-offering a new way of thinking about...
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Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2015. - 210p. Tie on your apron and step into Jim Henle's kitchen as he demonstrates how two equally savory pursuits-cooking and mathematics-have more in common than you realize. A tasty dish for gourmets of popular math, The Proof and the Pudding offers a witty and flavorful blend of mathematical treats and gastronomic delights that...
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Mathematical Association of America, 2016. — 312 p. — (MAA Problem Books). — ISBN: 0883859130, 978-0883859131 Martin Gardner enormously expanded the field of recreational mathematics with the Mathematical Games columns he wrote for Scientific American for over 25 years and the more than 70 books he published. He also had a long relationship with the Mathematical Association of...
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Infobase Publishing, 2009. — 32 pages. — ISBN: 1604136057. When fighter pilots get into the cockpit, they come face-to-face with practical math. How Fighter Pilots Use Math demonstrates how math allows pilots to judge speed, attain altitude, and maintain safety, all while soaring to new heights. Concepts and skills emphasized include: Number Sense and Operations. Problem...
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Springer, 2011. — 151 pages. Imagine that you’ve finally found a parking space after a long and harrowing search, but are now encountering some difficulty in trying to enter this space. Wouldn’t it be great if you knew a formula that allowed you to enter the space without difficulty? Are you annoyed because your soda can doesn’t remain upright during a picnic? Would you like...
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Singapore: World Scientific, 2016. — 163 p. Contents : Playful puzzles Geometric puzzles Digital puzzles Logical puzzles Probability puzzles Analytical puzzles Physics puzzles Trapezoid puzzles Jeeps in the desert Mathdice puzzles Solutions.
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Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. - 240p. 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...
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Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011. — 144 p. — ISBN-10: 0199584052; ISBN-13: 978-0199584055. Numbers are integral to our everyday lives and factor into almost everything we do. In this Very Short Introduction, Peter M. Higgins, a renowned popular-science writer, unravels the world of numbers, demonstrating its richness and providing an overview of all the number types that...
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Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017. — 135 p. What can you do with your maths? You can use it to thoroughly understand all manner of things that cannot be dealt with in any other way. This book serves up a variety of problems and shows how mathematics answers them. Topics range from cracking codes to the persistence of recessive genes; from logic puzzles to classical geometry;...
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N.-Y.: Springer, 1997. - 352p. The purpose of this book is (at least) twofold. First, we want to show you what mathematics is, what it is about, and how it is done-by those who do it successfully. We are, in fact, trying to give effect to what we call, in Section 9.3, our basic principle of mathematical instruction, asserting that "mathematics must be taught so that students...
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Second Edition — Basel: Birkhäuser, 2018. — XVIII, 456 p. — ISBN 978-3-319-73779-9. The solitaire game “The Tower of Hanoi" was invented in the 19th century by the French number theorist Édouard Lucas. The book presents its mathematical theory and offers a survey of the historical development from predecessors up to recent research. In addition to long-standing myths, it provides...
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Second Edition — Basel: Birkhäuser, 2018. — 456 p. — ISBN 978-3-319-73779-9. The solitaire game “The Tower of Hanoi" was invented in the 19th century by the French number theorist Édouard Lucas. The book presents its mathematical theory and offers a survey of the historical development from predecessors up to recent research. In addition to long-standing myths, it provides a...
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Fawcett, 1989. - 278 pages. Now anyone can understand what the mathematical geniuses are thinking. - How topologists figured out the way to turn a smokestack into a bowling ball — and why. - How game theorists discovered that to elect the candidate of your choice you must sometimes vote for his opponent. - How computer theorists intend to create a robot that will think...
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New York: Basic Books, 1985. — 849 p. A bestselling collection of brilliant and quirky essays, on subjects ranging from biology to grammar to artificial intelligence, that are unified by one primary concern: the way people perceive and think. Contents : On Self-Referential Sentences Self-Referential Sentences A Follow-Up On Viral Sentences and Self-Replicating Structures Nomic A...
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Basic Books, 1999. — 832 p. — ISBN-10 0465026567; ISBN-13 978-0465026562. Douglas Hofstadter’s book is concerned directly with the nature of maps or links between formal systems. However, according to Hofstadter, the formal system that underlies all mental activity transcends the system that supports it. If life can grow out of the formal chemical substrate of the cell, if...
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Encyclopædia Britannica, 2006. - 56 pages. ISBN: 003042402X Dear Student, Can you picture numbers? Sometimes a picture of the numbers in a problem makes things easier to understand. In this unit, you will discover different ways to picture numbers. Pictures can help you tell a story about numbers and about what they represent such as fliers delivered, fuel in a tank gauges, and...
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Washington, Mathematical Association of America, 1991. - 336p. Сборник заметок из журнала Crux Mathematicorum, посвящённых различным вопросам математики, включая геометрию, элементарную теорию чисел, теорию графов, теорию вероятностей и пр., и ориентированых на уровень школьников старших классов и студентов младших курсов, а также на любителей математики. Продолжение ранее...
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Washington: Mathematical Association of America, 1979. — 190 p. — ISBN 9780883853047, 0883853043. Chromatic graphs How to get (at least) a fair share of the cake Some remarkable sequences of integers Existence out of chaos Some surprises in probability Anomalous cancellation A distorted view of geometry Convergence, divergence, and the computer Kepler's conics The Skewes number
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London: Dover Publicatios, 1980. - 112 p. 100 tough story teasers for the jaded. More difficult algebraically than typical puzzles, and ideal for confirmed puzzle fanatic, but appendices help less experienced. Step-by-step solutions to all 100 puzzles. Also 40 new alphametics — solvable by simple arithmetic and logical reasoning — with answers, and two sample solutions.
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Аннотация фильма киностудии "NOVA" (2008) об исследованиях фракталов в математике, природе и технике. 10 с. В фильме также рассказывается об авторе концепции фрактала, математике Б. Мандельброте. Приведена ссылка для скачивания фильма.
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Vail: Erhus University Press, 1997. — 76 p. In this book, Henry Ibstedt takes us on a journey where computers are used to explore the solutions to some simple problems in number theory. Very little is proven in the book, the emphasis is on the statement of a problem and the examination of the solutions for numbers in a selected range. Many of the problems are in the very hard...
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Elsevier, 1998. — 345 p. S. Andersson, Sandviks Forskningsinstitut, Löttorp, Sweden M. Jacob, Department of Inorganic Chemistry, Arrhenius Laboratory, University of Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden Chemistry, physics and biology are by their nature genuinely difficult. Mathematics, however, is man-made, and therefore not as complicated. Two ideas form the basis for this book:...
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Providence: American Mathematical Society, 2006. — 142 p. Guided by the premise that solving some of the world's most important mathematical problems will advance the field, this book offers a fascinating look at the seven unsolved Millennium Prize problems. This work takes the unprecedented approach of describing these important and difficult problems at the professional level....
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Washington: MAA, 2010. - 120 p. Mathematical Time Capsules offers teachers historical modules for immediate use in the mathematics classroom. Relevant history-based activities for a wide range of undergraduate and secondary mathematics courses are included. Readers will find articles and activities from mathematics history that enhance the learning of topics typically...
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A mathematical approach to psychology. A new study of the common ground and intersection of mathematics, psychology, and the market from the author of "Innumeracy", "I think therefore I laugh", etc. Basic Groups 2003, 216pages
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Brooks Cole, 2011. — 1136 pages. Users discover the many ways in which mathematics is relevant to their lives with "Mathematics: A Practical Odyssey", 7E and its accompanying online resources. They master problem-solving skills in such areas as calculating interest and understanding voting systems and come to recognize the relevance of mathematics and to appreciate its human...
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Baltomore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008. - 329 p. This updated and revised edition of David Joyner's entertaining "hands-on" tour of group theory and abstract algebra brings life, levity, and practicality to the topics through mathematical toys. Joyner uses permutation puzzles such as the Rubik's Cube and its variants, the 15 puzzle, the Rainbow Masterball, Merlin's...
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Math-the application of reasonable logic to reasonable assumptions-usually produces reasonable results. But sometimes math generates astonishing paradoxes-conclusions that seem completely unreasonable or just plain impossible but that are nevertheless demonstrably true. Did you know that a losing sports team can become a winning one by adding worse players than its opponents? Or...
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Oxford University Press, 2004. - 336 pages. Robert Kaplan's The Nothing That Is: A Natural History of Zero was an international best-seller, translated into eight languages. The Times called it "elegant, discursive, and littered with quotes and allusions from Aquinas via Gershwin to Woolf" and The Philadelphia Inquirer praised it as "absolutely scintillating. " In this...
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Singapore: World Scientific Publishing Company, 2003. - 620p. This book consists of essays that stand on their own but are also loosely connected. Part I documents how numbers and geometry arise in several cultural contexts and in nature: the ancient musical scale, proportion in architecture, ancient geometry, megalithic stone circles, the hidden pavements of the Laurentian...
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New York: Dave Burgess Consulting, 2017. - 264 p. If you’ve ever heard a variation of that question from your students—or asked it yourself—this book is for you. Bringing technology into the classroom is about so much more than replacing overhead projectors and chalkboards with Smart Boards. Unfortunately, as Stanford Professor Jo Boaler says, “We are in the twenty-first century,...
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Dover Publications, 1984. — 128 p. — ISBN-13 978-0486246116. Can you multiply 362 x .5 quickly in your head? Could you readily calculate the square of 41? How much is 635 divided by 2½? Can 727,648 be evenly divided by 8? If any of these questions took you more than a few seconds to solve, you need this book. Short-Cut Math is a concise, remarkably clear compendium of about 150...
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3rd ed. — New Jersey: World Scientific, 2015. — 312 p. — ISBN 978-9814603690 This resource volume is an enlargement as well as an update of the previous edition. The book aims to introduce the reader to over 100 different families of positive integers. A brief historical note accompanies the descriptions and examples of several of the families together with a mix of routine...
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New Delhi: Vigyan Prasar, 2000. — 74 p. The traditional Japanese art of paper folding to create extraordinary shapes and forms has received wide appreciation in the last few decades. Origami has been accepted as means of educating, besides enteraining, children in mathematics, geometry and similar disciplines of study.
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Mir Publishers Moscow, 1984. - 360 pages. "In the chapters that follow I will attempt to tell the story of mathematics and weave into an integral whole the various discussions I have had with my non-mathematical friends. This will be a story of mathematics in popular language so that the non-mathematician will see what it is all about. This is not a course in mathematics but...
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Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg, 2016. — 318 p. — ISBN-10: 3662494434 These three volumes constitute the first complete English translation of Felix Klein’s seminal series “Elementarmathematik vom höheren Standpunkte aus”. “Complete” has a twofold meaning here: First, there now exists a translation of volume III into English, while until today the only translation had been...
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Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg, 2016. — 267 p. — ISBN-10: 366249437X These three volumes constitute the first complete English translation of Felix Klein’s seminal series “Elementarmathematik vom höheren Standpunkte aus”. “Complete” has a twofold meaning here: First, there now exists a translation of volume III into English, while until today the only translation had been...
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Springer, 2016. — 312 p. — ISBN: 366249440X, 9783662494400 EISBN: 9783662494424 These three volumes constitute the first complete English translation of Felix Klein’s seminal series “Elementarmathematik vom höheren Standpunkte aus”. “Complete” has a twofold meaning here: First, there now exists a translation of volume III into English, while until today the only translation had...
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Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, 1967. — 654 p. Contents Why Mathematics? A Historical Orientation Introduction. Mathematics in early civilizations. The classical Greek period. The Alexandrian Greek period. The Hindus and Arabs. Early and medieval Europe. The Renaissance Developments from to Developments from to the present. The human aspect of mathematics Logic and...
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Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, 1967. — 654 p. Contents Why Mathematics? A Historical Orientation Introduction. Mathematics in early civilizations. The classical Greek period. The Alexandrian Greek period. The Hindus and Arabs. Early and medieval Europe. The Renaissance Developments from to Developments from to the present. The human aspect of mathematics Logic and...
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Courier Corporation, 1985. — 641 p. Practical, scientific, philosophical, and artistic problems have caused men to investigate mathematics. But there is one other motive which is as strong as any of these — the search for beauty. Mathematics is an art, and as such affords the pleasures which all the arts afford." In this erudite, entertaining college-level text, Morris Kline,...
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No Starch Press, 2009. - 256 pages. Noriko is just getting started as a junior reporter for the Asagake Times. She wants to cover the hard-hitting issues, like world affairs and politics, but does she have the smarts for it? Thankfully, her overbearing and math-minded boss, Mr. Seki, is here to teach her how to analyze her stories with a mathematical eye. In The Manga Guide...
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Berlin: European Mathematical Society, 2016. - 310p. The ubiquity and importance of mathematics in our complex society is generally not in doubt. However, even a scientifically interested layman would be hard pressed to point out aspects of our society where contemporary mathematical research is essential. Most popular examples are finance, engineering, wheather and industry,...
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Cambridge University Press, 2008, 400 pages, ISBN 0521516161 How should one choose the best restaurant to eat in? Can one really make money at gambling? Or predict the future? Naive Decision Making presents the mathematical basis for making everyday decisions, which my often be based on very little or uncertain data. Professor Körner takes the reader on an enjoyable journey...
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Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012. — 544 p. In this engaging and readable book, Dr. Körner describes a variety of lively topics that continue to intrigue professional mathematicians. The topics range from the design of anchors and the Battle of the Atlantic to the outbreak of cholera in Victorian Soho. The author uses relatively simple terms and ideas, yet explains...
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Учеб. пособие. — Warszawa.: Wiedza Powszechna, 1968. — 264 с. 500 zagadek to seria popularnonaukowa wydawnictwa Wiedza Powszechna z czasów PRL-u. Tytuły były często wznawiane, a czasem pisane od nowa przez innych autorów. Każda książka była podzielona na dwie części. Pierwsza część zawierała 50 rozdziałów po 10 pytań poprzedzonych wstępem, a druga część miała 50 rozdziałów z...
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Chapman and Hall/CRC, 2018. — 352 p. — (Textbooks in Mathematics). — ISBN 978-1-1381-9770-1. Essentials of Mathematical Thinking addresses the growing need to better comprehend mathematics today. Increasingly, our world is driven by mathematics in all aspects of life. The book is an excellent introduction to the world of mathematics for students not majoring in mathematical...
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Washington, DC: Mathematical Association of America, 2005. - 305p. A companion to "Mathematical Apocrypha," (published in 2002) this second volume of anecdotes, stories, quips, and ruminations about mathematics and mathematicians is sure to please. It differs from other books of its type in that many of the stories are from the twentieth century and many about currently living...
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Washington: Mathematical Association of America, 2002. — 236 p. This book contains a collection of tales about mathematicians and the mathematical, derived from the author's experience. It shares with the reader the nature of the mathematical enterprise, and gives a glimpse of mathematical culture. The book brings legendary names to life, and shares little known stories about...
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New York: Springer, 2014. — 292 p. Mathematics is a poem. It is a lucid, sensual, precise exposition of beautiful ideas directed to specific goals. It is worthwhile to have as broad a cross-section of mankind as possible be conversant with what goes on in mathematics. Just as everyone knows that the Internet is a powerful and important tool for communication, so everyone should...
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Springer Spektrum, 2016. — 352 p. — ISBN-10: 3658119470. — ISBN-13: 978-3658119478 In her empirical study, Christina Krause investigates how gestures can contribute to epistemic processes in social interactions. She expands the traditional speech-based approach to analyzing social processes of constructing mathematical knowledge by employing a multimodal perspective. Adopting a...
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New York: Springer, 2011. — 280 p. The pioneering work of Pierre de Fermat has attracted the attention of mathematicians for over 350 years. This book provides an overview of the many properties of Fermat numbers and demonstrates their applications in areas such as number theory, probability theory, geometry, and signal processing. It is an ideal introduction to the basic...
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Independently Publishing, 2019. — 329 p. — ISBN 1793423830. In today’s competitive environment everyone must strive to reach his or her full potential if they want success. Students and professionals alike can do this by working to improve their brainpower. If you plan on developing the next big app or embarking on a professional career in almost any field, you will need highly...
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The Great Courses, 2015. — 207 p. The course begins with surprising puzzles that arise from the most basic mathematics: logic and arithmetic. If some sentences—for example, “This sentence is false”—are neither true nor false, then what are they ? From barbers cutting hair to medieval characters who either always tell the truth or always lie, you will learn the importance of...
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HarperCollins Publishers, 2018. — 272 p. — ISBN 978-0008283957. In this international bestseller, Mickaël Launay mixes history and anecdotes from around the world to reveal how mathematics became pivotal to the story of humankind. It is a journey into numbers with Launay as a guide. In museums, monuments or train stations, he uses the objects around us to explain what art can...
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Thomson Gale, 2006, 631 pages Real-Life Math takes an international perspective in exploring the role of mathematics in everyday life and is intended for high school age readers. As Real-Life Math (RLM) is intended for a younger and less mathematically experienced audience, the authors and editors faced unique challenges in selecting and preparing entries. The articles in...
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Publisher: Marabout. Date: 10-08-2006. Pages: 139. Un soupçon d'astuce, un zest de patience, une pincée de connaissances mathématiques basiques et une bonne dose de logique, voilà la recette idéale pour venir à bout des 65 énigmes diaboliques rassemblées dans cet ouvrage. Ne cédez pas trop vite à la tentation de consulter les solutions, la réponse est à la portée de vos...
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Greenwillow Books, June 26th 2007. — 192 p. — ISBN-10: 0061229555, — ISBN-13: 9780061229558 Secret Summary: Secrets Lies and Algebra is a book about a girl named Tess. Tess is 14 years old she is in 8th grade. Ond day Tess was doing copies in the copy room as a favor for her teacher. But when Richard showed up in thier Tess froze up because Rich>Tess. Rich was good looking...
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Paul Dry Books, 2007. - 359 pages Infinity, another delightful mathematics book from the creators of The Education of T.C. MITS, offers an entertaining, yet thorough, explanation of the concept of, yes, infinity. Accessible to non-mathematicians, this book also cleverly connects mathematical reasoning to larger issues in society. The new foreword by Harvard mathematics...
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The MIT Press, 2018. — 330 p. — ISBN 978-0262536356. These stories from Quanta Magazine map the routes of mathematical exploration, showing readers how cutting-edge research is done, while illuminating the productive tension between conjecture and proof, theory and intuition. The stories show that, as James Gleick puts it in the foreword, “inspiration strikes willy-nilly.” One...
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Boston: The MIT Press, 2018. — 330 p. — ISBN 978-0262536356. These stories from Quanta Magazine map the routes of mathematical exploration, showing readers how cutting-edge research is done, while illuminating the productive tension between conjecture and proof, theory and intuition. The stories show that, as James Gleick puts it in the foreword, “inspiration strikes willy-nilly.”...
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World Pub, 1972. - 207 Pages. Since really understanding this book more or less depends on a knowledge of all of these, one might expect it to go above me. What I found instead was, in addition to enjoying the delightfully witty writing, I actually learned something about all these topics. Not that I remember much now, of course - but probably no less than I remember from most...
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Liret F. Maths en pratique: À l’usage des étudiants. Cours et exercice Paris, Dunod - 2006.- 587 p. Manuel qui propose un cours complet de mathématiques appliquées. ISBN 2 10 049629 8 Table des matières I Ensembles, nombres et fonctions II Nombres complexes et polynômes III Dénombrement, permutations, graphes IV Équations linéaires et vecteurs
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Revised edition. — Cambridge University Press, 1986. — 200 p. Academic life in Cambridge especially in Trinity College is viewed through the eyes of one of its greatest figures. Most of Professor Littlewood's earlier work is presented along with a wealth of new material.
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Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1961. — 210 p. This book opens up an important field of mathematics at an elementary level, one in which the element of aesthetic pleasure, both in the shapes of the curves and in their mathematical relationships, is dominant. This book describes methods of drawing plane curves, beginning with conic sections (parabola, ellipse and...
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The University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 1947, 200 p. Ознакомительный курс математики для гуманитариев. На английском языке. This course was created for the student who has no native interest in the physical sciences or mathematics. The content of this course is motivated by the knowledge that many persons pass through youth, adulthood, and old age with no understanding...
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John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2001, 128 pp., ISBN: 9780471369813, Eng., PDF Don't Just Learn Fractions .Master Them! Brimming with fun and educational games and activities, the Magical Math series provides everything you need to know to become a master of mathematics! In each of these books, Lynette Long uses her own unique style to help you truly understand mathematical concepts...
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Wiley, 2002. — 128 p. — ISBN:978-0471210580, 0471210587. Brimming with fun and educational games and activities, the Magical Math series provides everything you need to know to become a master of mathematics! In each of these books, Lynette Long uses her unique style to help you truly understand mathematical concepts as you play with everyday objects such as playing cards, dice,...
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Second edition. — Barron's Educational Series, 2006. — 307 p. ISBN: 9780764134340, 0764134345. The author demonstrates how solving geometric problems amounts to fitting parts together to solve interesting puzzles. Students discover relationships that exist between parallel and perpendicular lines; analyze the characteristics of distinct shapes such as circles, quadrilaterals, and...
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С.E.I. de Caceres, 2012. — 196 р. — ISBN: 84-404-6841-5 Empezar las matemáticas de COU diciendo que el objetivo de su primera parte son los sistemas de ecuaciones lineales puede ser sorprendente para quien, como tú, hace ya algún tiempo que los sabe resolver. Si es así, no importa, o incluso mejor: será señal de que no partiremos de cero. Lo que ocurre, como puedes suponer, es que...
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Gill Books, 2017. — 343 p. — ISBN-13 978-0717169559. Mathematics isn't just for academics and scientists, a fact meteorologist and Irish Times columnist Professor Peter Lynch proves elegantly in this wide-ranging and unconventional ode to the numbers at the heart of everyday life. With chapters on everything from the stock market to CAT scans and coin-stacking to cartography, this...
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Gill Books, 2017. — 343 p. — ISBN-13 978-0717169559. Mathematics isn't just for academics and scientists, a fact meteorologist and Irish Times columnist Professor Peter Lynch proves elegantly in this wide-ranging and unconventional ode to the numbers at the heart of everyday life. With chapters on everything from the stock market to CAT scans and coin-stacking to cartography, this...
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Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2012. — 255 p. — ISBN 978-0-691-15282-0. Most popular books about science, and even about mathematics, tiptoe around equations as if they were something to be hidden from the reader's tender eyes. Dana Mackenzie starts from the opposite premise: He celebrates equations. No history of art would be complete without pictures. Why, then, should a...
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Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2012. — 255 p. — ISBN 978-0-691-15282-0. Most popular books about science, and even about mathematics, tiptoe around equations as if they were something to be hidden from the reader's tender eyes. Dana Mackenzie starts from the opposite premise: He celebrates equations. No history of art would be complete without pictures. Why, then, should a...
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Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1994. — 236 p. The interest earned on a bank account, the arrangement of seeds in a sunflower, and the shape of the Gateway Arch in St. Louis are all intimately connected with the mysterious number e. In this informal and engaging history, Eli Maor portrays the curious characters and the elegant mathematics that lie behind the number....
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Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2018. — 176 p. How music has influenced mathematics, physics, and astronomy from ancient Greece to the twentieth century Music is filled with mathematical elements, the works of Bach are often said to possess a math-like logic, and Igor Stravinsky said "musical form is close to mathematics," while Arnold Schoenberg, Iannis Xenakis, and...
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Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2005. — 280 p. A student in class asks the math teacher: "Shouldn't minus times minus make minus?" Teachers soon convince most students that it does not. Yet the innocent question brings with it a germ of mathematical creativity. What happens if we encourage that thought, odd and ungrounded though it may seem? Few books in the field of...
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2nd ed. — Pearson, 2010. — 264 p. Thinking Mathematically is invaluable for anyone who wishes to promote mathematical thinking in others or for anyone who has always wondered what lies at the core of mathematics. The text has been updated with 77 fresh problems matched to curriculum topics together with links between those topics and the original problems. There is a new preface...
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Rousse (Bulgaria): Hikari Ltd, 2010. — 246 p. Welcome to Mysteries of the Equilateral Triangle (MOTET) , my collection of equilateral triangular arcana ! Geometry lies at the structural heart of Mathematics and the Equilateral Triangle provides one of the marble pillars of Geometry. Chapter 1 surveys the rich history of the equilateral triangle. This will entail a certain amount...
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L.: Palgrave -McMillan, 2016. - 400 p. This book explores precisely how mathematics allows us to model and predict the behaviour of physical systems, to an amazing degree of accuracy. One of the oldest explanations for this is that, in some profound way, the structure of the world is mathematical. The ancient Pythagoreans stated that “everything is number”. However, while...
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New York: Chris McMullen, 2015. - 172 p. Enjoy solving a variety of mathematical pattern puzzles, including prime num bers, Fibonacci-like series, visual pat terns, analogies, arrays, and more. This book starts out easy with basic patterns and simple puzzles, and the level of difficulty steadily grows so that people of all ages and abilities can enjoy many of the patterns and...
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New York, USA: Race Point Publishing, 2018. — 224 p. — ISBN 978-1-63106-486-9. The Golden Ratio examines the presence of this divine number in art and architecture throughout history, as well as its ubiquity among plants, animals, and even the cosmos. This gorgeous book—with layflat dimensions that closely approximate the golden ratio—features clear, enlightening, and entertaining...
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Race Point Publishing, 2018. — 224 p. The Golden Ratio examines the presence of this divine number in art and architecture throughout history, as well as its ubiquity among plants, animals, and even the cosmos. This gorgeous book—with layflat dimensions that closely approximate the golden ratio—features clear, enlightening, and entertaining commentary alongside stunning full-color...
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Hmh School, 2006. - 20 Pages. ISBN: 0153602074. Language: English Category: Mathematics Tags: The Truth about. Toward the end of the afternoon on Tuesday, Mr. Griffin asks the students in his class to think about circles again. That morning they reviewed circumference and diameter of circles. Now Mr. Griffin wants to talk about the ratio pi. The ratio pi has fascinated people...
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Publisher: JUMP Math (2010) Language: English 161 p. John Mighton's innovative JUMP (Junior Undiscovered Math Prodigies) Math program is changing the way math is taught. The key to the enormous success of the program is a step-by-step teaching method that isolates and describes concepts so clearly that children can not only understand them, but also build up great...
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13th Edition. — New York: Pearson, 2015. — 983 p. — ISBN 978-0-321-97707-6. This alternate ninth edition of the Miller/Heeren/Hornsby text contains two additional chapters, Graph Theory, and Voting and Apportionment. This best-selling text is written for the non-science, non-mathematics major. The book's flexible organization and self-contained chapters enable instructors to...
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New York: Pantheon Books, 2008. — 252 p. — eISBN: 978-0-307-37754-8. The Drunkard's Walk discusses the role of randomness in everyday events, and the cognitive biases that lead people to misinterpret random events and stochastic processes. The title refers to a certain type of random walk, a mathematical process in which one or more variables change value under a series of...
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3rd Edition. — UK, USA: Routledge, 2019. — 333 p. — ISBN-10 1138504254. We are all captivated and puzzled by the infinite, in its many varied guises; by the endlessness of space and time; by the thought that between any two points in space, however close, there is always another; by the fact that numbers go on forever; and by the idea of an all-knowing, all-powerful God. In this...
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Washington DC: The Mathematical Association of America, 2010. - 418p. Сборник высказываний известных математиков, интересных историй из их жизни, афоризмов о математике выдающихся людей. Для интересующихся историей математики и её значением для общества.
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Singapore: World Scientific Publishing, 2003. — 118 p. — ISBN 981-238-683-1. Our purpose here is to present mathematics as it really is: a vast panorama of ideas, whose history reflects some of the most noble thoughts of mankind. This book represents an attempt, although on a limited scale, to convey some of this to the reader who perhaps has little technical or mathematical...
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Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2006. — 403 p. — ISBN 978-0-691-11822-2. In the mid-eighteenth century, Swiss-born mathematician Leonhard Euler developed a formula so innovative and complex that it continues to inspire research, discussion, and even the occasional limerick. Dr. Euler's Fabulous Formula shares the fascinating story of this groundbreaking formula-long...
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Princеton Univеrsity Prеss, 2000. - 269 pages. "This is a book for people who really like probability problems, " says Nahin (An Imaginary Tale; Time Travel), a professor of electrical engineering at the University of New Hampshire. If duelists place one bullet in one six-shooter and take turns firing at each other, what's the chance that the guy with the first shot wins? If...
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Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2012. — 304 p. What are your chances of dying on your next flight, being called for jury duty, or winning the lottery? We all encounter probability problems in our everyday lives. In this collection of twenty-one puzzles, Paul Nahin challenges us to think creatively about the laws of probability as they apply in playful, sometimes...
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Princeton University Press, 2013. — 250 p. What are the chances of a game-show contestant finding a chicken in a box? Is the Hanukkah dreidel a fair game? Will you be alive ten years from now? These are just some of the one-of-a-kind probability puzzles that acclaimed popular math writer Paul Nahin offers in this lively and informative book. Nahin brings probability to life with...
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Hyderabad: Universities Press, 2002. - 204p. This book introduces fundamental ideas in mathematics through intersting puzzles. Students, from age12 upwards, who are bored with routine classwork in maths will enjoy these puzzles which will sharpen will sharpen their logical reasoning. It is designed to arouse an interest in mathematics among readers among readers in the 12-18...
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Washington: The Mathematical Association of America, 2006. — 190 p. Is it possible to make mathematical drawings that help to understand mathematical ideas, proofs and arguments? The authors of this book are convinced that the answer is yes and the objective of this book is to show how some visualization techniques may be employed to produce pictures that have both mathematical...
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The Mathematical Association of America, 1997. - 160 pages. Proofs without words are generally pictures or diagrams that help the reader see why a particular mathematical statement may be true, and how one could begin to go about proving it. While in some proofs without words an equation or two may appear to help guide that process, the emphasis is clearly on providing visual...
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N.-Y.: Perigee Trade, 2012. - 224p. The Puzzler's Dilemma explores the world of classic logic puzzles, and tells the amazing stories behind them, from the Lighthouse of Alexandria to code-breaking with the Enigma machine. Here are brain teasers that even maths whizzes have never seen explained by a mind as nimble as Derrick Niederman's, author of Number Freak and The New York...
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D. Van Nostrand Company, 1975. - 271 pages. ISBN: 0882752731 Popular interest in mathematics is unquestionably increasing. Perhaps this is because of the fact that mathematics is a tool without which the applied sciences would cease to be sciences. On the other hand, the abstract aspect of mathematics is beginning to attract a large following of people who, weary of the...
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Singapore: World Scientific, 2004. — 336 p. Fractal geometry, together with the broader fields of nonlinear dynamics and complexity, represented a large segment of modern science at the end of the 20th century. Penetration of the resulting new paradigms into practically all academic disciplines has confirmed the fundamental assertion of universal formalism common to a wide range...
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Penguin Group, 2014. — 332 p. — ISBN 978-1-101-62161-5. Whether you are a student struggling to fulfill a math or science requirement, or you are embarking on a career change that requires a new skill set, A Mind for Numbers offers the tools you need to get a better grasp of that intimidating material. Engineering professor Barbara Oakley knows firsthand how it feels to struggle...
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Texas Instruments, 1976. - 226 Pages. Getting together the basic information, formulas, facts, and mathematical tools you need to "unlock" all the power of you Hand=Held Calculator. This book is designed for you. Its main purpose is to get together in one place a wide variety of useful and interesting information involving calculators, the world around you, and mathematics....
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Black Dog & Leventhal, 2018. — 400 p. A hilarious reeducation in mathematics-full of joy, jokes, and stick figures-that sheds light on the countless practical and wonderful ways that math structures and shapes our world. In Math With Bad Drawings, Ben Orlin reveals to us what math actually is; its myriad uses, its strange symbols, and the wild leaps of logic and faith that define...
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