## Mathematical JourneysA colorful tour through the intriguing world of mathematics Take a grand tour of the best of modern math, its most elegant solutions, most clever discoveries, most mind-bending propositions, and most impressive personalities. Writing with a light touch while showing the real mathematics, author Peter Schumer introduces you to the history of mathematics, number theory, combinatorics, geometry, graph theory, and "recreational mathematics." Requiring only high school math and a healthy curiosity, |

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User Review - fpagan - LibraryThingFascinating little general-education-type textbook (college freshman level). Centered around number theory, but bringing algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and calculus to bear on it. Read full review

### Contents

A Variety of Mathematical Ingredients l | 9 |

Please Choose Me Last | 23 |

Or How to Get Others to Pay Your | 31 |

Mersenne Primes Perfect Numberss and Amicable Pairs | 49 |

TicTacToes Magic Squaress and Latin Squares | 83 |

l0 Pizza Slicings Map Colorings Pointillism and JackintheBox | 101 |

l2 A Sextet of Scintillating Problems | 117 |

l3 Primality Testing Below a Quadrillion | 127 |

l4 Erdos Number Zero | 139 |

l5 Choosing Stamps to Mail a Letters Let Me Count the Ways | 165 |

Comments and Solutions to Problems Worth Considering | 177 |

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