Cows in the Maze: And other mathematical explorations

Paperback | May 11, 2010

byIan Stewart

not yet rated|write a review
From the mathematics of mazes, to cones with a twist, and the amazing sphericon - and how to make one - Ian Stewart is back with more mathematical stories and puzzles that are as quirky as they are fascinating, and each from the cutting edge of the world of mathematics. We find out about the mathematics of time travel, explore the shape of teardrops (which are not tear-drop shaped, but something much, much more strange!), dance with dodecahedra, and play the game of Hex, amongst many more strange and delightful mathematical diversions.

Pricing and Purchase Info

$21.95

Ships within 1-3 weeks
Ships free on orders over $25

From the Publisher

From the mathematics of mazes, to cones with a twist, and the amazing sphericon - and how to make one - Ian Stewart is back with more mathematical stories and puzzles that are as quirky as they are fascinating, and each from the cutting edge of the world of mathematics. We find out about the mathematics of time travel, explore the sha...

Ian Stewart is Professor of Mathematics at Warwick University, and Director of the Mathematics Awareness Centre at Warwick. An active research mathematician, he is also a well-known popularizer of mathematics and related areas of science. In 1995 he was awarded the Royal Society's Michael Faraday Award for furthering the public unders...

other books by Ian Stewart

Calculating The Cosmos: How Mathematics Unveils The Universe
Calculating The Cosmos: How Mathematics Unveils The Uni...

Hardcover|Oct 25 2016

$26.41 online$36.50list price(save 27%)
Fearful Symmetry: Is God a Geometer?
Fearful Symmetry: Is God a Geometer?

Paperback|Mar 17 2011

$19.50

see all books by Ian Stewart
Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 0.07 inPublished:May 11, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0199562075

ISBN - 13:9780199562077

Customer Reviews of Cows in the Maze: And other mathematical explorations

Reviews

Extra Content

Table of Contents

1. Walking with Quadrupeds2. Forward to the Future3. Back to the Past4. What Shape is a Teardrop?5. Tiling Space With Knots6. The Interrogator's Fallacy7. Cows in the Maze8. Knight's Tours on Rectangles9. The Lore and Lure of Dice10. Cat's Cradle Calculus Challenge11. Glass Klein Bottles12. Cementing Relationships13. Dances with Dodecahedra14. Cone with a Twist15. Most-Perfect Magic Squares16. It Can't Be Done!17. Knotting Ventured, Knotting Gained18. Making Winning Connections19. Jumping Champions20. Pursuing Polygonal Privacy