Professor Stewart's Hoard of Mathematical Treasures
PROFILE BOOKS, 2010 - 352 pages
Ian Stewart, author of the bestselling Professor Stewart's Cabinet of Mathematical Curiosities, presents a new and magical mix of games, puzzles, paradoxes, brainteasers, and riddles. He mingles these with forays into ancient and modern mathematical thought, appallingly hilarious mathematical jokes, and enquiries into the great mathematical challenges of the present and past. Amongst a host of arcane and astonishing facts about every kind of number from irrational or imaginary to complex or cuneiform, we find out: how to organise chaos; how matter balances anti-matter; how to turn a sphere inside out (without creasing it ...); why you can't comb a hairy ball; how to calculate pi by observing the stars. And we get some tantalising glimpses of the maths of life and the universe. Mind-stretching, enlightening and endlessly amusing, Professor Stewart's new entertainment will stimulate, delight, and enthral.
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Review: Professor Stewart's Hoard of Mathematical Treasures: Another Drawer from the Cabinet of CuriositiesAvis d'utilisateur - Janelle - Goodreads
Very interesting and gave me a new handful of arbitrary but nerdy facts to memorize. Consulter l'avis complet
Review: Professor Stewart's Hoard of Mathematical Treasures: Another Drawer from the Cabinet of CuriositiesAvis d'utilisateur - John - Goodreads
It's a little treasure. Just pick it up once and a while and exercise your mind with a little brainteaser for fun and mental stimulation. They're not extremely difficult, but fun. I caught a couple of ... Consulter l'avis complet