Mathematics for the Imagination

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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 rediscover your arithmetical mind. This is a follow-up to the popular Mathematics for the Curious, Peter Higgins's first investigation into real-life mathematical problems. This is a ...
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Overview

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 rediscover your arithmetical mind. This is a follow-up to the popular Mathematics for the Curious, Peter Higgins's first investigation into real-life mathematical problems. This is a highly involving book which encourages the reader to enter into the spirit of mathematical exploration.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198604600
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 10/21/2002
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 7.60 (w) x 5.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Professor of Mathematics at the University of Essex, Peter Higgins is the author of the successful Mathematics for the Curious, (OUP, 1998), and Techniques of Semigroup Theory.

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Table of Contents

Preface
1 World Travel 1
2 The Travelling World 18
3 The Geometric Picture 41
4 The World of Archimedes 68
5 Reflections and Curves 101
6 Covering the World 119
7 Possible and Impossible Constructions 152
8 For Connoisseurs 180
Further Reading 212
Acknowledgements 219
Index 221
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