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Mathematics is not a spectator sport

Author: George Phillips
Publisher: New York ; [London] : Springer, 2005.
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Mathematics Is Not a Spectator Sport challenges the reader to become an active mathematician. Beginning at a gentle pace, the author encourages the reader to get involved, with discussions of an exciting variety of topics, each placed in its historical context, including: @* The surprising achievements of early Babylonian mathematics;@* The fascinating arithmetic of continued fractions;@* Geometric origins of the  Read more...
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Phillips, George.
Mathematics is not a spectator sport.
New York ; [London] : Springer, 2005
(DLC) 2005923846
(OCoLC)60964661
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: George Phillips
ISBN: 9780387286976 0387286977 9780387255286 0387255281
OCLC Number: 209834018
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 240 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Squares --
Numbers, Numbers Everywhere --
Fibonacci Numbers --
Choice and Chance --
Geometrical Constructions --
The Algebra of Groups --
References --
Index.
Responsibility: George Phillips.
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Compared to other popular math books, there is more algebraic manipulation, and more applications of algebra in number theory and geometryPresents an exciting variety of topics to motivate beginning  Read more...

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