Cows in the Maze: And other mathematical explorations by Ian StewartCows in the Maze: And other mathematical explorations by Ian Stewart

Cows in the Maze: And other mathematical explorations

byIan Stewart

Paperback | May 11, 2010

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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.
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...
Title:Cows in the Maze: And other mathematical explorationsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pagesPublished:May 11, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0199562075

ISBN - 13:9780199562077


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