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Famous puzzles of great mathematicians /

Petković, Miodrag

Providence, R.I. : American Mathematical Society ©2009

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  • Title:
    Famous puzzles of great mathematicians /
  • Author: Petković, Miodrag
  • Subjects: Mathematical recreations; Mathematics -- Popular works; Mathematical recreations; Mathematics; Electronic books; Popular works
  • Description: 1. Recreational mathematics 2. Arithmetics 3. Number theory 4. Geometry 5. Tiling and packing 6. Physics 7. Combinatorics 8. Probability 9. Graphs 10. Chess 11. Miscellany Appendix A. Method of continued fractions for solving Pell's equation Appendix B. Geometrical inversion Appendix C. Some basic facts from graph theory Appendix D. Linear difference equations with constant coefficients.
    This entertaining book presents a collection of 180 famous mathematical puzzles and intriguing elementary problems that great mathematicians have posed, discussed, and/or solved. The selected problems do not require advanced mathematics, making this book accessible to a variety of readers. Mathematical recreations offer a rich playground for both amateur and professional mathematicians. Believing that creative stimuli and aesthetic considerations are closely related, great mathematicians from ancient times to the present have always taken an interest in puzzles and diversions. The goal of this.
    Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Publisher: Providence, R.I. : American Mathematical Society
  • Creation Date: ©2009
  • Type: Book
  • Format: 1 online resource (xviii, 325 pages) : illustrations..
  • Language: English
  • Identifier: ISBN: 9781470415990;ISBN: 1470415992
  • Source: 01IOWA ALMA
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    01IOWA ALMA51575059230002771
    01IOWA ALMA
    Main Library
    01IOWA ALMA21464809660002771

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