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Mathematical journeys

Author: Peter D Schumer
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley-Interscience, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Mathematical Journeys is designed for a mathematically interested audience and consists of separate essays and lectures on distinct topics. Each chapter works up to real and very interesting mathematic results and includes real mathematics: proofs, theorems, and conjectures. Many essays are based on lectures that the author has given throughout his career at Middlebury College and elsewhere.
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter D Schumer
ISBN: 0471220663 9780471220664 9780471650980 0471650986
OCLC Number: 53178629
Description: xi, 199 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Let's get cooking: a variety of mathematical ingredients --
The green chicken contest --
The Josephus problem: please choose me last --
Nim and Wythoff's game: or how to get others to pay your bar bill --
Mersenne primes, perfect numbers, and amicable pairs --
The harominic series ... and less --
Fermat primes, the Chinese remainder theorem, and lattice points --
Tic-tac-toe, magic squares, and Latin squares --
Mathematical variations on rolling dice --
Pizza slicing, map coloring, pointillism, and Jack-in-the-Box --
Episodes in the calculation of pi --
A sextet of scintillating problems --
Primality testing below a quadrillion --
Erdös number zero --
Choosing stamps to mail a letter, let me count the ways --
Pascal potpourri.
Responsibility: Peter D. Schumer.
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