Mathematics for the Imagination

Mathematics for the Imagination

by Peter Higgins

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Overview

Mathematics for the Imagination by Peter Higgins

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. A highly involving book which encourages the reader to enter into the spirit of mathematical exploration.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780191500534
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Publication date: 09/26/2002
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 9 MB

About 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.

Table of Contents

Preface
1. World Travel
2. The Travelling World
3. The Geometric Picture
4. The World of Archimedes
5. Reflections and Curves
6. Covering the World
7. Possible and Impossible Constructions
8. For Conoisseurs
Further Reading
Index

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