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Mathematics for the Curious.

Author: Peter M Higgins
Publisher: Oxford : OUP Oxford, 1998.
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When do the hands of a clock coincide? How likely is it that two children in the same class will share a birthday? Should you play Roulette or the Lottery? How do we calculate the volume of a doughnut? Why does the android Data in Star Trek lose at poker? What is Fibonacci's Rabbit Problem? Many things in the world have a mathematical side to them, as revealed by the puzzles and questions in this book. It is written  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Higgins, Peter M.
Mathematics for the Curious.
Oxford : OUP Oxford, ©1998
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter M Higgins
ISBN: 9780191500503 019150050X 9780191503320 0191503320
OCLC Number: 818851551
Description: 1 online resource (307 pages)
Contents: Cover Page; Title Page; Copyrights Page; Preface; Contents; 1. Ten Questions and their Answers; 2. The Truth about Fractions; 3. Same Geometry; 4. Numbers; 5. Algebra; 6. More Questions Answered; 7. Series; 8. Chance and Games of Chance; 9. The Golden Ratio; 10. Networks; Index.

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When do the hands of a clock coincide? How likely is it that two children in the same class will share a birthday? Should you play Roulette or the Lottery? How do we calculate the volume of a doughnut? Why does the android Data in Star Trek lose at poker? What is Fibonacci's Rabbit Problem? Many things in the world have a mathematical side to them, as revealed by the puzzles and questions in this book. It is written for anyone who is curious about mathematics and would like a simple and entertaining account of what it can do. Peter Higgins provides clear explanations of the more mysterious fea.

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