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Mathematical Adventures for Students and Amateurs

Mathematical Adventures for Students and Amateurs

by David F. Hayes, Tatiana Shubin


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This is a partial record of the Bay Area Math Adventures (BAMA), a lecture series for high school students (and incidentally their teachers, parents, and other interested adults) hosted by San Jose State and Santa Clara Universities in the San Francisco Bay Area. These lectures are aimed primarily at talented high school students and as a result, the mathematics in some cases is far from what one would expect to see in talks at this level. There are serious mathematical issues addressed here. The authors are distinguished mathematicians; some are bright newcomers while others have been well known in mathematical circles for decades. We hope that this book will capture some of the magic of these talks that have filled auditoriums at the host schools almost monthly for several years. Join the students in sharing these mathematical adventures.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780883855485
Publisher: Mathematical Association of America
Publication date: 05/01/2004
Series: MAA-Spectrum Series
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

David Hayes is Chair of the Department of Computer Science at San Jose State University.

Tatiana Shubin is Associate Professor of Mathematics at San Jose State University.

Table of Contents

Preface; Introduction; I. General; II. Number theory; III. Combinatorics and probability; IV. Geometry and topology; V. Applications and history; Biographical notes; Index.

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