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Mathematical vistas : from a room with many windows

Author: Peter Hilton; Derek Allan Holton; Jean Pedersen
Publisher: New York : Springer, ©2002.
Series: Undergraduate texts in mathematics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book collects nine related mathematical essays which will intrigue and inform. From the reviews: "The authors put their writing where their talents are, and students get to see just how alive  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Popular works
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Hilton; Derek Allan Holton; Jean Pedersen
ISBN: 0387950648 9780387950648
OCLC Number: 44467357
Notes: Companion book: Mathematical reflections, published: 1997.
Derek Holton is a New Zealand author.
Description: xiv, 335 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Preface: Focusing your attention --
1. Paradoxes in mathematics --
2. Not the last of Fermat --
3. Fibonacci and Lucas numbers: Their connections and divisibility properties --
4. Paper-folding, polyhedra-building, and number theory --
5. Are four colors really enough? --
6. From binomial to trinomial coefficients and beyond --
7. Catalan numbers --
8. Symmetry --
9. Parties.
Series Title: Undergraduate texts in mathematics.
Responsibility: Peter Hilton, Derek Holton, Jean Pedersen.
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