Mathematical Journeys

Mathematical Journeys

Author(s): Peter D. Schumer

Published Online: 28 JAN 2005

Print ISBN: 9780471220664

Online ISBN: 9780471650980

DOI: 10.1002/0471650986

About this Book

A colorful tour through the intriguing world of mathematics

Take a grand tour of the best of modern math, its most elegant solutions, most clever discoveries, most mind-bending propositions, and most impressive personalities. Writing with a light touch while showing the real mathematics, author Peter Schumer introduces you to the history of mathematics, number theory, combinatorics, geometry, graph theory, and "recreational mathematics." Requiring only high school math and a healthy curiosity, Mathematical Journeys helps you explore all those aspects of math that mathematicians themselves find most delightful. You'll discover brilliant, sometimes quirky and humorous tidbits like how to compute the digits of pi, the Josephus problem, mathematical amusements such as Nim and Wythoff's game, pizza slicing, and clever twists on rolling dice.

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