The Art of Mathematics: Coffee Time in Memphis

The Art of Mathematics: Coffee Time in Memphis

by Bela Bollobas
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521693950

ISBN-13: 9780521693950

Pub. Date: 09/28/2006

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Can a Christian escape from a lion? How quickly can a rumor spread? Can you fool an airline into accepting oversize baggage? Recreational mathematics is full of frivolous questions where the mathematician's art can be brought to bear. But play often has a purpose. In mathematics, it can sharpen skills, provide amusement, or simply surprise, and books of problems

Overview

Can a Christian escape from a lion? How quickly can a rumor spread? Can you fool an airline into accepting oversize baggage? Recreational mathematics is full of frivolous questions where the mathematician's art can be brought to bear. But play often has a purpose. In mathematics, it can sharpen skills, provide amusement, or simply surprise, and books of problems have been the stock-in-trade of mathematicians for centuries. This collection is designed to be sipped from, rather than consumed in one sitting. The questions range in difficulty: the most challenging offer a glimpse of deep results that engage mathematicians today; even the easiest prompt readers to think about mathematics. All come with solutions, many with hints, and most with illustrations. Whether you are an expert, or a beginner or an amateur mathematician, this book will delight for a lifetime.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521693950
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/28/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
376
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.87(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Part I. The Problems; Part II. The Hints; Part III. The Solutions.

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