Opening another drawer in his Cabinet of Curiosities, renowned mathematics professor Ian Stewart presents a new medley of games, paradoxes, and riddles in Professor Stewarts Hoard of Mathematical Treasures. With wit and aplomb, Stewart mingles casual puzzles with grander forays into ancient and modern mathematical thought. Amongst a host of arcane and astonishing facts about every kind of number from irrational and imaginary to complex and cuneiform, we learn:How to organize chaosHow matter balances antimatterHow to turn a sphere inside out (without creasing it)How to calculate pi by observing the stars...and why you cant comb a hairy ballAlong the way Stewart offers the reader tantalizing glimpses of the mathematics underlying life and the universe. Mindstretching, enlightening, and endlessly amusing, Professor Stewarts Hoard of Mathematical Treasures will stimulate, delight, and enthrall.
About Ian Stewart
Ian Stewart is Professor of Mathematics at the University of Warwick and Director of its Mathematics Awareness Centre. He is also a regular research visitor at the University of Houston, the Institute of Mathematics and Its Applications in Minneapolis, and the Santa Fe Institute. His writing has appeared in "New Scientist," "Discover," and "Scientific American," among others. He lives in Warwick, England.Details Book
Author  :  Ian Stewart 
Publisher  :  Basic Books 
Data Published  :  06 April 2010 
ISBN  :  0465017754 
EAN  :  9780465017751 
Format Book  :  PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT 
Number of Pages  :  352 pages 
Age +  :  15 years 
Language  :  English 
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