Mathematical Treks: From Surreal Numbers to Magic Circles

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Mathematical Association of America, 2002 - Mathematics - 170 pages
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Science News publishes a weekly column devoted to 'cool stuff' from the world of mathematics. There have been over 250 articles under the title 'Ivars Peterson's Math Treks'. New developments and their applications, old puzzles revisited, famous problems and historic events have all featured. This column has been extremely popular for its brief, informal forays into some of the more unusual aspects of mathematics. Ivars Peterson has enhanced and updated a selection of articles for this book and further bibliographic details and web links are available online. The contents span a wide range of topics and there will be something here for anyone with an interest in mathematics.

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Thin paperback with 33 easily readable essays that appeared on Science News Online. Read full review

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About the author (2002)

Ivars Peterson is the author of "The Mathematical Tourist" (1988), "Islands of Truth" (1990) and "Newton's Clock" (1993) --all published by W.H. Freeman and Company. For the past ten years he has reported on developments in astronomy, physics, and mathematics for Science News. In recognition of his accomplishments as a science journalist and author, Peterson received the 1991 Communications Award from the Joint Policy Board for Mathematics.

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