Proofs without Words II

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Mathematical Association of America, Dec 7, 2000 - Mathematics - 142 pages
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Like its predecessor, Proofs without Words, this book is a collection of pictures or diagrams that help the reader see why a particular mathematical statement may be true, and how one could begin to go about proving it. While in some proofs without words an equation or two may appear to help guide that process, the emphasis is clearly on providing visual clues to stimulate mathematical thought. The proofs in this collection are arranged by topic into five chapters: geometry and algebra; trigonometry, calculus and analytic geometry; inequalities; integer sums; and sequences and series. Teachers will find that many of the proofs in this collection are well suited for classroom discussion and for helping students to think visually in mathematics.

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Roger B. Nelsen (BA DePauw University, Ph.D. Duke University) is Professor Emeritus of Mathematics at Lewis and Clark College. Roger has been an AP Calculus Reader for many years and has authored or co-authored four books for the MAA: Proofs Without Words: Exercises in Visual Thinking (1993); Proofs Without Words II: More Exercises in Visual Thinking (2000); Math Made Visual: Creating Images for Understanding Mathematics (with Claudi Alsina, 2006); and When Less Is More: Visualizing Basic Inequalities (with Claudi Alsina, 2009).

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