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The art of mathematics : coffee time in Memphis

Author: Béla Bollobás
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2006.
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Can a Christian escape from a lion? How quickly can a rumour spread? Can you fool an airline into accepting oversize baggage? Recreational mathematics is full of frivolous questions in which the mathematician's art can be brought to bear. But play often has a purpose, whether it's bear cubs in mock fights, or war games. In mathematics, it can sharpen skills, or provide amusement, or simply surprise, and collections  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufgabensammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Béla Bollobás
ISBN: 0521872286 9780521872287 0521693950 9780521693950
OCLC Number: 77004619
Description: xv, 359 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Preface: Part I. The Problems: Part II. The Hints: Part III. The Solutions.
Responsibility: Béla Bollobás.
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A collection of mathematical problems chosen to illustrate the mathematician's art, first published in 2006.  Read more...

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'...a marvellous collection of problems and solutions from various areas of mathematics. All the problems are challenging and the whole book is most entertaining. I have always wanted to write Read more...

 
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