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The edge of the universe : celebrating 10 years of Math horizons

Author: Deanna Haunsperger; Stephen F Kennedy
Publisher: [Washington, D.C.] : Mathematical Association of America, ©2006.
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"Math Horizons celebrates the people and ideas that are mathematics. Containing the editors' selection from the first ten years of the magazine's existence, this volume features exquisite expositions of mathematics accessible at the level of an undergraduate or advanced high school student"--Back cover.
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All Authors / Contributors: Deanna Haunsperger; Stephen F Kennedy
ISBN: 0883855550 9780883855553
OCLC Number: 71849192
Description: xii, 303 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm.
Contents: John Horton Conway- talking a good game / Donald J. Albers --
Long run predictions / Mark F. Schilling --
The art gallery problem / Alan Tucker --
Army beats Harvard in football and mathematics / David C. Arney --
Fermat faces reality- a diophantine drama in one act / Kenneth M. Hoffman --
Why history? / Underwood Dudley --
Carving mathematics / Donald J. Albers --
Word ladders- Lewis Carroll's doublets / Martin Gardner --
Professor of magic mathematics / Donald J. Albers --
Weird dice / Joseph A. Gallian --
The Chinese domino challenge / Don Knuth --
Making connections- a profile of Fan Chung / Donald J. Albers --
Math on money / Joseph A. Gallian --
The parallel climbers puzzle- a case study in the power of graph models / Alan Tucker --
A perfectly odd encounter in a Reno café / Dan Kalman --
In prime territory / Ellen Gethner --
1996- a triple anniversary / William Dunham --
A nice genius / Donald J. Albers --
An ABeCedarian history of mathematics / Stephen Kennedy --
Some surprising theorems about rectangles in triangles / Martin Gardner --
Annular rings of equal area / Mamikon Mnatsakanian --
Some new discoveries about 3x3 magic squares / Martin Gardner --
The eccentricities of actors / John M. Harris and Michael J. Mossinghoff --
What's left? / Richard Guy --
Egyptian rope, Japanese paper, and high school math / David Gale --
Art Benjamin- mathemagician / Donald J. Albers --
The PhD of comedy / Deanna Haunsperger and Stephen Kennedy --
Legislating Pi / Underwood Dudley --
The ultimate flat tire / Stan Wagon --
The roots of the branches of mathematics / Rheta Rubenstein and Randy Schwartz --
The magician of Budapest / Peter Schumer --
Turning theorems into plays / Stephen D. Abbott --
Cycloidal areas without calculus / Tom M. Apostol and Mamikon Mnatsakanian --
A bicentennial for the fundamental theorem of algebra / Barry Cipra --
Was Gauss smart? / Thomas E. Moore --
Adoption and reform of the Gregorian calendar / Edward L. Cohen --
Quadrilaterally speaking / William Dunham. Stopwatch date / Phil Grizzard --
A very simple, very paradoxical old space-filling curve / Ira Rosenholtz --
Coal miner's daughter / Deanna Haunsperger and Stephen Kennedy --
Beware of geeks bearing gifts / Allen J. Schwenk --
The traveling baseball fan / Rick Cleary [and others] --
A dozen areal maneuvers / James Tanton --
Suppose you want to vote strategically / Donald Saari --
TopSpin on the symmetric group / Curtis D. Bennett --
Some new results on nonattacking chess tasks / Martin Gardner --
Dick Termes and his spheres / Sandra Keith --
The edge of the universe- noneuclidean wallpaper / Frank Farris --
Alfred Bray Kempe's "Proof" of the four-color theorem / Timothy Sipka --
A tale both shocking and hyperbolic / Douglas Dunham --
Symbols of power / Stephen Kennedy --
The conquest of the Kepler conjecture / Dinoj Surendran --
A match made in mathematics / Olivia M. Carducci --
How many women mathematicians can you name? / Judy Green --
If Pascal had a computer / Thaddeus N. Selden and Bruce F. Torrence --
President Garfield and the Pythagorean theorem / Victor E. Hill --
Life and death on the go board / Peter Schumer --
In search of a practical map fold / Thomas Hull --
The world's first mathematics textbook / Underwood Dudley. The instability of Democratic decisions / Philip D. Straffin --
A baseball giant, a math giant, and the Epsilon in the middle / Carl Pomerance --
Digging for squares / Paul C. Pasles --
A dozen questions about a triangle / James Tanton --
Geometry and Gerrymandering / Rick Gillman --
Who is the greatest hitter of them all? / Joseph A. Gallian --
Generalized cyclogons / Tom M. Apostol and Mamikon Mnatsakanian --
Fitch Cheney's five card trick / Colm Mulcahy --
The card game / Robert Schuerman --
Truels and the future / Steven J. Brams and D. Marc Kilgour --
Unreasonable effectiveness / Alex Kasman --
How to ace literature- a streetwise guide for the math student / Katherine Socha and Michael Starbird --
Fibonacci's triangle and other abominations / Doug Ensley --
A switch in time pays fine? / Mark Schilling --
Paintings, plane tilings and proofs / Roger B. Nelsen --
Knots to you / Michael McDaniel.
Other Titles: Edge of the universe : celebrating ten years of Math horizons
Math horizons (Washington, D.C.)
Responsibility: edited by Deanna Haunsperger and Stephen Kennedy.
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