Mathematical Snapshots

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Courier Corporation, 1999 - Mathematics - 311 pages
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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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Contents

Triangles Squares and Games
3
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 Frestimen
282
Notes
297
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