Mathematics for the Imagination

Paperback | September 26, 2002

byPeter Higgins

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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 understandthe 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.

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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 understandthe maths behind real-life questions and redi...

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.

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Format:PaperbackPublished:September 26, 2002Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0198604602

ISBN - 13:9780198604600

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Table of Contents

Preface1. World Travel2. The Travelling World3. The Geometric Picture4. The World of Archimedes5. Reflections and Curves6. Covering the World7. Possible and Impossible Constructions8. For ConoisseursFurther ReadingIndex

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`This booklet addresses to a wide circle of readers. In an entertaining way it makes known with mathematical ways of thinking and working, with the history and development of mathematicians throughout the ages and with the beauty of mathematics. It explains some of its most interestingfeatures and gives remarkable examples for the world of classical mathematics. Everyone can find something interesting.'Zentralblatt Math