Numerous 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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Triangles Squares and Games
Rectangles Numbers and Tunes
Weighing Measuring and Fair Division
Tessellations Mixing of Liquids
Shortest Paths Locating Schools
Straight Lines Circles Symmetry
Cubes Spiders Honeycombs and Bricks
Platonic Solids Crystals
SoapBubbles Earth and Moon
Squirrels Screws Candles
Surfaces Made of Straight Lines the Chain
Board of Fortune Frogs Frestimen
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