Professor Stewart's Hoard of Mathematical Treasures PDF ePub eBook

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Professor Stewart's Hoard of Mathematical Treasures free pdf Ian Stewart, author of the bestselling Professor Stewart's Cabinet of Mathematical Curiosities, presents a new and magical mix of games, puzzles, paradoxes, brainteasers, and riddles. He mingles these with forays into ancient and modern mathematical thought, appallingly hilarious mathematical jokes, and enquiries into the great mathematical challenges of the present and past. Amongst a host of arcane and astonishing facts about every kind of number from irrational or imaginary to complex or cuneiform, we find out: how to organise chaos- how matter balances anti-matter- how to turn a sphere inside out (without creasing it...)- why you can't comb a hairy ball- how to calculate pi by observing the stars. And we get some tantalising glimpses of the maths of life and the universe.Mind-stretching, enlightening and endlessly amusing, Professor Stewart's new entertainment will stimulate, delight, and enthral.

About Ian Stewart

Ian Stewart is Emeritus Professor of Mathematics at Warwick University. He has published more than eighty books including Mathematics of Life , Professor Stewart's Cabinet of Mathematical Curiosities , Professor Stewart's Hoard of Mathematical Treasures and The Science of Discworld trilogy with Terry Pratchett. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society, appears frequently on radio and television, and does research on pattern formation and network dynamics.

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Author : Ian Stewart
Publisher : Profile Books Ltd
Data Published : 09 December 2010
ISBN : 184765262X
EAN : 9781847652621
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 565 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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