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Return to mathematical circles : a fifth collection of mathematical stories and anecdotes

Author: Howard Eves
Publisher: Boston : PWS-Kent Pub. Co., ©1988.
Series: Prindle, Weber & Schmidt series in mathematics.
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Genre/Form: Trivia and miscellanea
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Eves, Howard Whitley, 1911-
Return to mathematical circles.
Boston : PWS-Kent Pub. Co., ©1988
(OCoLC)624469457
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Howard Eves
ISBN: 0871501058 9780871501059
OCLC Number: 15653302
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xxi, 181 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Quadrant one. Concerning some men of mathematics --
Albert Einstein --
Einstein's theory of relativity --
Einstein and children --
Einstein's humor --
Einstein quotes and comments --
Lobachevski and Janos Bolyai --
Quadrant two. Julian Lowell Coolidge --
Some more stories about men of mathematics --
Some literary snips and bits --
Sherlockiana --
Poetry, rhymes, and jingles --
Computers and calculators --
Algebra --
Quadrant three. Geometry --
Numbers --
Probability and statistics --
Flawed problems --
Quadrant four. Recreation corner --
Have you heard? --
Mr. Palindrome --
Examples of recreational mathematics by the master --
Miscellanea --
Epilogue. Some mathematical humor, in minute doses --
Some bits and tips on teaching mathematics --
Some logical and some illogical moments.
Series Title: Prindle, Weber & Schmidt series in mathematics.
Responsibility: Howard W. Eves ; selected illustrations by Cindy Eves-Thomas.

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