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The beauty of everyday mathematics

Author: Norbert Herrmann
Publisher: New York : Copernicus Books, 2012.
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Imagine that you've finally found a parking space after a long and harrowing search, but are now encountering some difficulty in trying to enter this space. Wouldn't it be great if you knew a formula that allowed you to enter the space without difficulty? Are you annoyed because your soda can doesn't remain upright during a picnic? Would you like to know why a mirror swaps right and left, but not top and bottom? Are  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Problems and exercises
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Norbert Herrmann
ISBN: 3642221033 9783642221033
OCLC Number: 769819018
Notes: Translated from German by Martina Lohmann-Hinner -- title page verso.
Description: xiii, 138 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The soda can problem --
The mirror problem --
The leg problem --
The sketch problem --
The parallel parking problem --
The parking garage problem --
The 85th birthday problem --
The slippery-ice or bread-slicing problem --
The snail-racehorse problem --
The discus thrower problem --
The beer coaster problem --
The toasting problem --
The heart problem.
Other Titles: Mathematik ist überall.
Responsibility: Norbert Herrmann.
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