- A story to tell The hotel The hairy ball Let's make a deal The barber The Hilbert curve The prime shop The Wierstrass function A ham sandwich Monty Hall redux The salesman Hilbert hotel redux On principle Ellie The mountain On the surface A journey A random reunion An apology The mathemagician The sphere The hypothesis The cipher Appendices: More on
- Chapter 1 A story to tell More on
- Chapter 2 The hotel More on
- Chapter 3 The hairy ball More on
- Chapter 4 Let's make a deal More on
- Chapter 5 The barber shop More on
- Chapter 6 The Hilbert curve More on
- Chapter 7 The prime shop More on
- Chapter 8 The Wierstrass function More on
- Chapter 9 A ham sandwich More on
- Chapter 10 The Monty Hall redux More on
- Chapter 11 The salesman More on
- Chapter 12 The Hilbert hotel redux More on
- Chapter 13 On principle More on
- Chapter 14 Ellie More on
- Chapter 15 The mountain More on
- Chapter 16 on the surface More on
- Chapter 17 A journey More on
- Chapter 18 A random reunion More on
- Chapter 19 An apology More on
- Chapter 20 The mathemagician More on
- Chapter 21 The sphere More on
- Chapter 22 The hypothesis More on
- Chapter 23 The cipher Index.
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But when I turned the handle on the door, suddenly the buzzing went crazy. I slapped my hands over my ears, when I should have jerked the door shut. It flew open, and I was face-to-face with the Weierstrass function. It was the ugliest function I could imagine, with kinks, and kinks on kinks and kinks on those. And it was shrieking in its buzz-like way, vibrating all over like a plucked string. I stood there, frozen for just a second, and then I was sprinting after the others, with the wild frantic buzzing right behind me.'' From the twisted imagination of best-selling author Colin Adams (Zombies & Calculus, The Knot Book) comes this tale of sixteen-year-old Kallie trying to escape death at the hands of the exhibits in a mathematics museum. Kallie crosses paths with Carl Gauss, Bertrand Russell, Sophie Germain, G. H. Hardy, and John von Neumann, as she tries to save herself, her dad, and his colleague Maria from the deadly Hairy Ball theorem, the harrowing Hilbert Hotel, the bisecting Ham Sandwich machine, and a variety of other mathematical menaces. It's a wild romp through a mathematical bestiary featuring the bizarre, the exotic, and the counterintuitive. You'll never think of math the same way again.

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