The Art of Mathematics
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By (author) Bela Bollobas
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Art of Mathematics by Bela Bollobas
Book DescriptionCan a Christian escape from a lion? How quickly can a rumour spread? Can you fool an airline into accepting oversize baggage? Recreational mathematics is full of frivolous questions where the mathematician's art can be brought to bear. But play often has a purpose. In mathematics, it can sharpen skills, provide amusement, or simply surprise, and books of problems have been the stock-in-trade of mathematicians for centuries. This collection is designed to be sipped from, rather than consumed in one sitting. The questions range in difficulty: the most challenging offer a glimpse of deep results that engage mathematicians today; even the easiest prompt readers to think about mathematics. All come with solutions, many with hints, and most with illustrations. Whether you are an expert, or a beginner or an amateur mathematician, this book will delight for a lifetime.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521693950
(228mm x 152mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 14-Sep-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Bela Bollobas
Nonlinear Analysis and Semilinear Elliptic Problems, Hardback (January 2007)
Graduate text explaining how methods of nonlinear analysis can be used to tackle nonlinear differential equations.
Percolation, Hardback (September 2006)
This book, first published in 2006, is an account of percolation theory and its ramifications.
Free Ideal Rings and Localization in General Rings, Hardback (June 2006)
This book presents the theory of free ideal rings (firs) in detail.
Harmonic Measure, Hardback (April 2005)» View all books by Bela Bollobas
An introduction to harmonic measure on plane domains and careful discussion of the work of Makarov, Carleson, Jones and others.
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Author Biography - Bela Bollobas
Bela Bollobas is a Senior Research Fellow at Trinity College, Cambridge and is the Jabie Hardin Chair of Excellence in Combinatorics at the University of Memphis. He has held visiting positions from Seattle to Singapore, from Brazil to Zurich. This is his tenth book.
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