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Mathematical adventures for students and amateurs

Author: David F Hayes; Tatiana Shubin; Gerald L Alexanderson; Peter Ross
Publisher: [Washington, DC] : Mathematical Association of America, ©2004.
Series: Spectrum series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David F Hayes; Tatiana Shubin; Gerald L Alexanderson; Peter Ross
ISBN: 0883855488 9780883855485
OCLC Number: 56020214
Description: xi, 291 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Contents: General. Prime numbers and the search for extraterrestrial intelligence / Carl Pomerance --
Space shuttle geometry / Helen Moore --
Mathematicians versus the silicon age: who wins? / Sheldon Axler --
Breaking driver's license codes / Joseph A. Gallian --
Jumping frogs and powers of two / Paul Zeitz --
Number theory. Triangles, squares, oranges, and cuboids / Peter Stevenhagen --
When is an integer the product of two and of three consecutive integers? / Edward F. Schaefer --
Right triangles and elliptic curves / Karl Rubin --
Combinatorics and probability. Proofs that really count: the magic of Fibonacci numbers and more / Arthur T. Benjamin & Jennifer J. Quinn --
Juggling patterns, passing, and posets / Joe Buhler & Ron Graham --
Platonic divisions of space / Jean Pedersen --
Probability by surprise / Susan Holmes --
Geometry and topology. The rule of false position / Don Chakerian --
Geometric puzzles and constructions: six classical geometric theorems / Zvezdelina Stankova --
Cusps / Dmitry Fuchs --
Tringles and curvature / Richard Scott --
Applications and history. Archimedes and his floating paraboloids / Sherman Stein --
Mathematical mapping from Mercator to the Millennium / Robert Osserman --
Alice in Numberland: an informal dramatic presentation in 8 fits / Robin Wilson.
Series Title: Spectrum series.
Responsibility: edited by David F. Hayes and Tatiana Shubin ; with the assistance of Gerald L. Alexanderson and Peter Ross.
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