The Mathematics Lover's Companion: Masterpieces For Everyone

January 19, 2021|
The Mathematics Lover's Companion: Masterpieces For Everyone by Edward R. Scheinerman
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Twenty-three mathematical masterpieces for exploration and enlightenment

How can a shape have more than one dimension but fewer than two? What is the best way to elect public officials when more than two candidates are vying for the office? Is it possible for a highly accurate medical test to give mostly incorrect results? Can you tile your floor with regular pentagons? How can you use only the first digit of sales numbers to determine if your accountant is lying? Can mathematics give insights into free will?
 
Edward Scheinerman, an accomplished mathematician and enthusiastic educator, answers all these questions and more in this book, a collection of mathematical masterworks. In bite-sized chapters that require only high school algebra, he invites readers to try their hands at solving mathematical puzzles and provides an engaging and friendly tour of numbers, shapes, and uncertainty. The result is an unforgettable introduction to the fundamentals and pleasures of thinking mathematically.
Edward Scheinerman is professor of applied mathematics and vice dean for engineering education at Johns Hopkins University. He has twice won the Mathematical Association of America’s Ford Award for excellent mathematical writing.
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Title:The Mathematics Lover's Companion: Masterpieces For EveryoneFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:296 pages, 9.25 X 6.5 X 0.68 inShipping dimensions:296 pages, 9.25 X 6.5 X 0.68 inPublished:January 19, 2021Publisher:Yale University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:030025539X

ISBN - 13:9780300255393

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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