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3.1416 and all that,

Author: Philip J Davis; William G Chinn
Publisher: New York, Simon and Schuster, [1969]
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Genre/Form: Popular works
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Davis, Philip J., 1923-
3.1416 and all that.
New York, Simon and Schuster, [1969]
(OCoLC)767689336
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Philip J Davis; William G Chinn
ISBN: 0671203320 9780671203320
OCLC Number: 47182
Notes: Essays.
Description: viii, 184 pages illustrations 23 cm
Contents: The problem that saved a man's life --
The code of the primes --
Pompeiu's magic seven --
What is an abstraction? --
Postulates: the bylaws of mathematics --
The logical lie detector --
Number --
The Philadelphia story --
Poinsot's points and lines --
Chaos and polygons --
Numbers, point and counterpoint --
The mathematical beauty contest --
The house that geometry built --
Explorers of the Nth dimension --
The band-aid principle --
The spider and the fly --
A walk in the neighborhood --
Division in the cellar --
The art of squeezing --
The business of inequalities --
The abacus and the slipstick --
Of maps and mathematics --
"Mr. Milton, Mr. Bradley--meet Andrey Andreyevich Markov" --
3.1416 and all that.
Responsibility: by Philip J. Davis and William G. Chinn.

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