Math Hysteria: Fun And Games With Mathematics

Paperback | May 31, 2004

byIan Stewart

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Welcome to Ian Stewart's strange and magical world of mathematics! In Math Hysteria, Professor Stewart presents us with a wealth of magical puzzles, each one spun around an amazing tale: Counting the Cattle of the Sun; The Great Drain Robbery; and Preposterous Piratical Predicaments; to namebut a few. Along the way, we also meet many curious characters: in short, these stories are engaging, challenging, and lots of fun!

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Welcome to Ian Stewart's strange and magical world of mathematics! In Math Hysteria, Professor Stewart presents us with a wealth of magical puzzles, each one spun around an amazing tale: Counting the Cattle of the Sun; The Great Drain Robbery; and Preposterous Piratical Predicaments; to namebut a few. Along the way, we also meet many...

Ian Stewart is Professor of Mathematics at Warwick University. 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 understanding of science; his book Nature's Numbers was shortlist...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:248 pages, 9.21 × 6.06 × 0.81 inPublished:May 31, 2004Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198613369

ISBN - 13:9780198613367

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Preface1. I know that you know that . . .2. Domino theories3. Turning the tables4. The anthropomurphic principle5. Counting the cattle of the sun6. The great drain robbery7. Two-way jigsaw puzzles8. Tales of a neglected number9. Is Monopoly fair?10. Monopoly revisited11. A guide to computer dating12. Dividing the spoils13. Squaring the square14. The bellows conjecture15. Purposefully piling pyramids16. Be a dots-and-boxes grandmaster17. Choosily chomping chocolate18. Shedding a little darkness19. Preposterous piratical predicaments20. Million-dollar minesweeperFurther reading