Professor Stewart's Hoard of Mathematical Treasures

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Profile Books Limited, 2010 - 352 pages
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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 Curiosities

Avis 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

Review: Professor Stewart's Hoard of Mathematical Treasures: Another Drawer from the Cabinet of Curiosities

Avis d'utilisateur  - Joe - Goodreads

This book is a combination of easily-digestible chunks: interesting math-related historical facts, jokes, and math puzzles. The jokes are bad (in a good way), and the historical facts are interesting ... Consulter l'avis complet

À propos de l'auteur (2010)

Ian Stewart is a Mathematics Professor at Warwick University. His many books include Mathematics of Life, Professor Stewart's Cabinet of Mathematical Curiosities, and The Science of Discworld trilogy with Terry Pratchett. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society, appears frequently on radio and television, and does research on pattern formation and network dynamics.

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