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Lewis Carroll in numberland : his fantastical mathematical logical life : an agony in eight fits

Autore: Robin J Wilson
Editore: New York : W.W. Norton, 2008.
Edizione/Formato:   book_printbook : Biography : English : 1st American edVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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As Wilson demonstrates, Carroll--who published serious, if occasionally eccentric, works in the fields of geometry, logic, and algebra--made significant contributions to subjects as varied as voting patterns and the design of tennis tournaments, in the process creating imaginative recreational puzzles based on mathematical ideas. --from publisher description.
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Genere/forma: Biography
Persona incaricata: Lewis Carroll; Lewis Carroll; Lewis Carroll
Tipo materiale: Biography, Risorsa internet
Tipo documento: Book, Internet Resource
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Robin J Wilson
ISBN: 9780393060270 0393060276
Numero OCLC: 227016411
Descrizione: xi, 237 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm
Contenuti: Introduction: From gryphons to gravity --
Fit the first: The children of the north --
Fit the second: Uppe to mine eyes yn worke --
Fit the third: Successes and failures --
Fit the fourth: ... in the second book of Euclid --
Fit the fifth: Send me the next book ... --
Fit the sixth: Meat-safes, majorities and memory --
Fit the seventh: Puzzles, problems and paradoxes --
Fit the eighth: That's logic --
Conclusion: Math and aftermath.
Responsabilità: Robin Wilson.
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