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Author: Ian Stewart
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1996.
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A retitled and revised edition of Ian Stewart's The Problems of Mathematics, this is the perfect guide to today's maths. Read about the lastest discoveries, and see how simple concepts from probability theory can help you maximize your lottery winnings.
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ian Stewart
ISBN: 0192832026 9780192832023
OCLC Number: 32699983
Notes: Rev. ed. of: The problems of mathematics. 2nd ed. 1992.
Description: x, 310 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.
Contents: The nature of mathematics --
The price of primality --
Marginal interest --
Parallel thinking --
The miraculous jar --
Ghosts of departed quantities --
The duellist and the monster --
The purple wallflower --
Much ado about knotting --
More ado about knotting --
Squarerooting the unsquarerootable --
Squaring the unsquarable --
Strumpet fortune --
The mathematics of nature --
The patterns of chaos --
The two-and-a-halfth dimension --
Dixit algorizmi --
The limits of computability --
The ultimate in technology transfer.
Responsibility: Ian Stewart.
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A retitled and revised edition of Ian Stewart's The Problems of Mathematics, this is the perfect guide to today's maths. Read about the lastest discoveries, and see how simple concepts from probability theory can help you maximize your lottery winnings.

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