Another Fine Math You've Got Me Into...

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Courier Corporation, 2004 - Science - 269 pages
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Populated by curious creatures whose stories unfold with jokes and puns, this mathematical wonderland of puzzles and games also imparts significant mathematical ideas. Ian Stewart, an active popularizer of mathematics, university professor, and former columnist for Scientific American's "Mathematical Games" section, has selected 16 of his columns from Pour la Science, the French edition of Scientific American, most based on a mathematical idea dressed up with oddball characters and wacky wordplay.
 

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Contents

The Lion the Llama
1
Tile and Error
19
Through the Evolvoscope
33
Cogwkeels of the Mind
51
How Many Goats in the Orchard?
65
Passage to Pentagonia
79
A Vine Youve Got Me Into
113
Maxdoch Murwell Manipulator
131
Curies Mistake
145
A Dicey Business
161
Tike
177
The GroupTheorist of Notre Dame
199
A SixPack for the TreeGod
221
The WellTempered Calculator
235
Sofa So Good
255
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Ian Stewart, an active popularizer of mathematics, university professor, and former columnist for Scientific American's "Mathematical Games" column.

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