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A mathematical gallery

Author: Lisl Gaal
Publisher: Providence, Rhode Island : American Mathematical Society, [2017] ©2017
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Embark on a playful mathematical tour, aided by Lisl Gaal's illustrations of familiar scenes and whimsical triggers for the imagination. Along the way, find fruit stands arranged using polynomial multiplication, checkerboard tablecloths sewed with patterns of primes in a two-dimensional number system, and deceptive cats revealing that simple counting is not always so simple. Grasping the mathematics in this book  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2017027805
(OCoLC)990248483
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lisl Gaal
ISBN: 9781470442743 1470442744
OCLC Number: 1010983066
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 53 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Counting --
The Pythagorean theorem --
The volume of a pyramid --
The area of a circle --
Archimedes's proof for the volume of a sphere --
Pascal's triangle --
Gaussian integers --
Permutations --
The mathematics of probability and markov processes --
Desargue's theorem --
Circle theorem --
Calculus.
Responsibility: Lisl Gaal.

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Embark on a playful mathematical tour, aided by Lisl Gaal's illustrations of familiar scenes and whimsical triggers for the imagination. Along the way, find fruit stands arranged using polynomial  Read more...

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