How Does One Cut a Triangle?

How Does One Cut a Triangle?

by Alexander Soifer, Yuri Soifer
     
 

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This second edition of Alexander Soifer’s How Does One Cut a Triangle? demonstrates how different areas of mathematics can be juxtaposed in the solution of a given problem. The author employs geometry, algebra, trigonometry, linear algebra, and rings to develop a miniature model of mathematical research.

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This second edition of Alexander Soifer’s How Does One Cut a Triangle? demonstrates how different areas of mathematics can be juxtaposed in the solution of a given problem. The author employs geometry, algebra, trigonometry, linear algebra, and rings to develop a miniature model of mathematical research.

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From the reviews of the second edition:

“In the second edition of an engagingly written book … addressed to bright high school students and undergraduates, whose contributions are very nicely incorporated into the narrative, the author presents problems belonging to discrete and combinatorial geometry.” (Victor V. Pambuccian, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1180, 2010)

“How does one cut a triangle? is a charming little book intended for that most rare of readers: one with little or no knowledge of mathematics above the high school level … . For such a reader, this book constitutes an opportunity to learn a number of mathematical tools and problem-solving techniques. … overall there is much in this book to commend it to both expert and novice … .”­­­ (Michael Weiss, Mathematical Reviews, Issue 2011 c)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780940263017
Publisher:
Center for Excellence in Mathematical Education
Publication date:
10/01/1990
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
138
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

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