Mathematical Fallacies, Flaws, and Flimflam
By (author) Edward J. Barbeau
Mathematical Fallacies, Flaws, and Flimflam by Edward J. Barbeau
Book DescriptionThrough hard experience mathematicians have learned to subject even the most 'evident' assertions to rigorous scrutiny, as intuition and facile reasoning can often be misleading. However, errors can slip past the most watchful eye, they are often subtle and difficult to detect; but when found they can teach us a lot and can present a real challenge to straighten out. This book collects together a mass of such errors, drawn from the work of students, textbooks, and the media, as well as from professional mathematicians themselves. Each of these items is carefully analysed and the source of the error is exposed. All serious students of mathematics will find this book both enlightening and entertaining.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780883855294
(228mm x 152mm x 12mm)
Imprint: Mathematical Association of America
Publisher: Mathematical Association of America
Publish Date: 15-Jun-2000
Country of Publication: United States
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