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Math Hysteria


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Preface 1: I know that you know that . . . 2: Domino theories 3: Turning the tables 4: The anthropomurphic principle 5: Counting the cattle of the sun 6: The great drain robbery 7: Two-way jigsaw puzzles 8: Tales of a neglected number 9: Is Monopoly fair? 10: Monopoly revisited 11: A guide to computer dating 12: Dividing the spoils 13: Squaring the square 14: The bellows conjecture 15: Purposefully piling pyramids 16: Be a dots-and-boxes grandmaster 17: Choosily chomping chocolate 18: Shedding a little darkness 19: Preposterous piratical predicaments 20: Million-dollar minesweeper Further reading

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Ian Stewart is Professor of Mathematics at Warwick University. An active research mathematician, he is also a well-known popularizer of mathematics and related areas of science. In 1995 he was awarded the Royal Society's Michael Faraday award for furthering the public understanding of science; his book Nature's Numbers was shortlisted for the 1996 Rhone-Poulenc Prize for Science Books; and he delivered the 1997 Royal Institution Christmas Lectures, televised by the BBC. His many books include From Here to Infinity: a guide to today's mathematics, The Science of Discworld and The Science of Discworld II, What Shape is a Snowflake? and Flatterland.


In Math Hysteria, Professor Stewart presents us with a wealth of intriguing, challenging, and fun puzzles, each one spun around an amazing tale. * L'Enseignement Mathematique, 2005 *

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