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Description - Professor Stewart's Cabinet of Mathematical Curiosities by Ian Stewart

Knowing that the most exciting math is not taught in school, Professor Ian Stewart has spent years filling his cabinet with intriguing mathematical games, puzzles, stories, and factoids intended for the adventurous mind. This book reveals the most exhilarating oddities from Professor Stewarts legendary cabinet. Inside, you will find hidden gems of logic, geometry, and probabilitylike how to extract a cherry from a cocktail glass (harder than you think), a pop-up dodecahedron, and the real reason why you cant divide anything by zero. Scattered among these are keys to Fermats last theorem, the Poincar conjecture, chaos theory, and the P=NP problem (youll win a million dollars if you solve it). You never know what enigmas youll find in the Stewart cabinet, but theyre sure to be clever, mind-expanding, and delightfully fun.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780465013029
ISBN-10: 0465013023
Format: Paperback
(210mm x 140mm x 19mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: Basic Books
Publisher: INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US
Publish Date: 16-Dec-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Ian Stewart

Ian Stewart is Professor of Mathematics at the University of Warwick. He has written over seventy books, many of which are popular accounts of science and mathematics. His writing has appeared in New Scientist, Discover,Scientific American, and many newspapers in the United States and the United Kingdom. He lives in Coventry, England.

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