The Art of Mathematics: Coffee Time in Memphis (Paperback)
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The Art of Mathematics: Coffee Time in Memphis (Paperback)

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Paperback 386 Pages / Published: 14/09/2006
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Can a Christian escape from a lion? How quickly can a rumour spread? Can you fool an airline into accepting oversize baggage? Recreational mathematics is full of frivolous questions where the mathematician's art can be brought to bear. But play often has a purpose. In mathematics, it can sharpen skills, provide amusement, or simply surprise, and books of problems have been the stock-in-trade of mathematicians for centuries. This collection is designed to be sipped from, rather than consumed in one sitting. The questions range in difficulty: the most challenging offer a glimpse of deep results that engage mathematicians today; even the easiest prompt readers to think about mathematics. All come with solutions, many with hints, and most with illustrations. Whether you are an expert, or a beginner or an amateur mathematician, this book will delight for a lifetime.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521693950
Number of pages: 386
Weight: 510 g
Dimensions: 228 x 161 x 19 mm


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'...a marvellous collection of problems and solutions from various areas of mathematics. All the problems are challenging and the whole book is most entertaining. I have always wanted to write something like this, but now it is done and it is done in an excellent and professional way ... it is an awesome collection of new problems, results and ideas. I wish I had this book when I was a student.' Acta Scientiarum Mathematicarum
'The beauty of this book is not only the variety of problems and the every day appeal of many of them, but also that the questions and answers are provided separately so one can have a go at them alone first ... an excellent way to engage in elegant mathematics and provide some yoga for your brain.' www.bluesci.org
"The Author considers these problems to be the type that two mathematical friends would pose to each other and discuss over a cup of coffee in a lounge. I agree with that premise, they are not too hard and there is a proof that is relatively easy to discover and even easier to understand. These problems satisfy all of the requirements for a good problem..." Journal of Recreational Mathematics

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