Math hysteria : fun and games with mathematics
- Ian Stewart.
- Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2004.
- Physical description
- x, 235 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Math & Statistics Library
QA95 .S7255 2004
- Unknown QA95 .S7255 2004
- Stewart, Ian, 1945-
- Includes bibliographical references (p. -230) and index.
- 1. I know that you know that
- 2. Domino theories
- 3. Turning the tables
- 4. anthropomurphic principle
- 5. Counting the cattle of the sun
- 6. great drain robbery
- 7. Two-way jigsaw puzzles
- 8. Tales of the neglected number
- 9. Is monopoly fair?
- 10. Monopoly revisited
- 11. guide to computer dating
- 12. Dividing the spoils
- 13. Squaring the square
- 14. bellows conjecture
- 15. Purposefully piling pyramids
- 16. Be a dots-and-boxes grandmaster
- 17. Choosily chomping chocolate
- 18. Shedding a little darkness
- 19. Preposterous piratical predicaments
- 20. Million-dollar minesweeper.
- Publisher's Summary
- 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 name but 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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- 0198613369 (pbk.)
- 9780198613367 (pbk.)