## Mathematical SnapshotsNumerous photographs and diagrams help explain and illustrate mathematical phenomena in this series of thought-provoking expositions. Ranging from simple puzzles and games to more advanced problems, topics include the psychology of lottery players, the arrangement of chromosomes in a human cell, new and larger prime numbers, the fair division of a cake, how to find the shortest possible way to link a dozen locations by rail, and many other absorbing conundrums. A fascinating glimpse into the world of numbers and their uses. 1969 edition. 391 black-and-white illustrations. |

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### Contents

Triangles Squares and Games | 11 |

Rectangles Numbers and Tunes | 38 |

Weighing Measuring and Fair Division | 52 |

Tessellations Mixing of Liquids | 75 |

Shortest Paths Locating Schools | 111 |

Straight Lines Circles Symmetry | 139 |

Cubes Spiders Honeycombs and Bricks | 167 |

Platonic Solids Crystals | 191 |

SoapBubbles Earth and Moon | 214 |

Squirrels Screws Candles | 229 |

Surfaces Made of Straight Lines the Chain | 242 |

Board of Fortune Frogs Freshmen | 282 |

Notes | 297 |

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