Mathematics Masterclasses: Stretching the Imagination

Paperback | February 1, 1997

EditorMichael Sewell

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This is a valuable resource of non-syllabus material for mathematics and science teachers at secondary school level, teenagers and parents. It contains written versions of Royal Institution masterclasses on a wide selection of topics in pure and applied mathematics, and very little knowledgeis assumed. Topics include chaos theory, meteorology, storage limitations of computers, population growth and decay, and the mechanics of dinosaurs. This book shows that mathematics can be fun!

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This is a valuable resource of non-syllabus material for mathematics and science teachers at secondary school level, teenagers and parents. It contains written versions of Royal Institution masterclasses on a wide selection of topics in pure and applied mathematics, and very little knowledgeis assumed. Topics include chaos theory, mete...

Michael J. Sewell is at University of Reading.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:250 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.59 inPublished:February 1, 1997Publisher:Oxford University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:019851493X

ISBN - 13:9780198514930

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Table of Contents

Chris Bills and Liz Bills: A Little Bit of ChaosBill Dalton: Nightmare on Large Number StreetDavid Harries: Games of ChanceBrian Hoskins: WeatherFrances Kirwan: Square Roots and SeventeengonsPhilip Maini: Discrete Mathematics and Its Application to EcologyDavid Needham: Channels, Pipes and RiversMichael Sewell: Balloons and BubblesMichael Sewell: Dynamics of DinosaursDavid Stirling: Pythagorean Number TriplesAndy White: Plato, Polyhedra and Weather ForecastingWinifred Wood: Water Waves

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" ...(the) chapter on chaos theory is a model of careful exposition of advanced material to a general audience, with well chosen examples . . . (contains) delightful contribution(s) on polyhedra and weather . . .(and is) careful to help readers maintain a global overview of the problem . . .this book is most welcome." Times Education Supplement